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The Not Oprah Book Club:

I’m gonna take a short respite from blogging(a day or two, nothing crazy) so that I have more time for reading.  I’ll be back like a ball of fire soon enough, including my live blog of UFC 129 this saturday night, but until then, here’s a list of books I’ve been working on lately, so you can chime in and add your two cents to the book discussion:

#1. Nothing in This Book is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are- Bob Frissell

This book will open your mind to the world around you, be it alien conspiracies, sacred geometry, or what the Egyptian pyramids were really used for.  If you’re like me and think there’s more out there to life than the daily grind then this is a must read.

#2. The Tao of Wu- RZA

For all you hardcore Wu Tang fans out there, this puts together the history of the Wu Tang Clan with a western Zen-like approach to life.  Very quick and engaging read.

#3. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs- Chuck Klosterman

All things 90’s pop culture for those who lived it.  If you like music, sports and Saved By the Bell, then this book is for you

#4 2012 The Return of Quetzelcoatl– Daniel Pinchbeck

Along the lines of Frissell’s book, this book goes into the history of Shamanism and the World unseen by the naked eye.  Also does a great job of explaining crop circles that show up around the world, especially England.

#5 The Archaic Revival- Terrence McKenna

More shamanism and discussion on examining what really happens to your mind with use of psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs.  You may start to to be seeing a theme here.

#6 The Trial- Franz Kafka

Like many of Kafka’s books, this was unfinished, and like many of the books I’ve listed on here, I’m unfinished also.  A great social commentary on the judicial system of 1920’s Germany, but it may have several things in common with the judicial systems of today.  Lastly:

#7 Got Fight?- Forrest Griffin

This Ultimate Fighter has a way with words and if you ever question your manhood, read this book and hopefully it will straighten things out for you.  “The 50 Zen Principals of Hand to Face Combat” has been compared to The Art of War and Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do, so if you wanna learn what it takes to be a badass, pick up this book.

Alright folks, enjoy your midweek struggles and if you have anything to say or ask about any of the aforementioned books, chime in with a comment and we can engage in some deep analysis.