5 Books High Performers Should Read This Month
Fitness, nutrition, and cultural non-fiction to spark above par dinner party conversation
Being up to date on all things health and wellness is social and cultural currency these days. And while the internet is great, actual books are still a worthy pursuit. Many non-fiction reads come out every month, though, and it can feel overwhelming to cut through the clutter. That’s why we started the Furthermore book club in March. In our eighth installment, we curated this list of five we think are worth reading this October.
ICE CAPADES: A MEMOIR OF FAST LIVING AND TOUGH HOCKEY BY: SEAN AVERY AND MICHAEL MCKINLEY
The Gist: Former NHL bad boy and New York Rangers star Sean Avery had such a controversial playing style that a rule for unsportsmanlike conduct was named after him. Tirades against past teammates, a supermodel wife, plus stints working at Vogue and a high fashion ad agency add more juicy fodder for Avery’s memoir.
FAST FOOD GENOCIDE: HOW PROCESSED FOOD IS KILLING US AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT BY: JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D., AND ROBERT PHILLIPS
The Gist: Drawing on 25 years of clinical experience and research, nutritional medicine expert Joel Fuhrman, M.D., rails against the highly-processed American diet. He calls it the “most far-reaching and destructive influence on our population,” contributing to everything from heart disease and cancer to ADHD and autism. Fuhrman’s solution comes in the form of sound eating guidelines based on nutrient-dense foods.
THE RBG WORKOUT: HOW SHE STAYS STRONG… AND YOU CAN TOO! BY: BRYANT JOHNSON
The Gist: Here’s a workout guide that focuses on the exercise regimen of the Supreme Court’s oldest serving justice, 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Personal trainer Bryant Johnson, who Ginsburg calls “the most important person in [her] life,” has produced an entertaining tome detailing how Ginsburg stays fit with full push-ups, one-legged squats, and more.
1,500 STRETCHES: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FLEXIBILITY AND MOVEMENT BY: HOLLIS LIEBMAN
The Gist: Liebman, who has trained celebrities including Hugh Jackman, wrote this comprehensive guide to stretching that’s as stunning to look at as it is practical. Expect high-quality photography, easy-to-follow steps, plus details explaining the benefits of each stretch for pain relief, physical appearance, and more.
WAITING FOR THE PUNCH: WORDS TO LIVE BY FROM THE WTF PODCAST BY: MARC MARON
The Gist: From Kristin Wiig on fear and anxiety to Barack Obama on watching his daughters grow up, over 800 guests have opened up to Marc Maron on his hugely popular WTF podcast. This compendium, with a foreword by comedian John Oliver, serves as a “running narrative” of some of the most recognizable household names discussing universal topics such as childhood, parenthood, sexuality, and success.