January 18, 2013

This isn't Fiction - Business, Bryson, and Boudoirs

Let's get down to BUSINESS today. Not the kind that dogs do, mind you. A business is not just some office were you work or some place you love to shop. Think about it as what keeps the economy going.

I know what many will think right now. How boring! Admittedly books on Business (or Economy for that matter) aren't exactly known for being fun reads, and that's not even counting in the fact that we're talking non fiction too. Double whammy!

Now, if I asked you to name at least one book that fits into the category of a non fiction book about Business, what would you come up with? Anyone? Hello-ooo?

Settle in for a surprise, because I'm fairly sure that at least some of you might have heard of these two:
Who Moved my Cheese (Spencer Johnson)
Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman)

Doesn't quite sound like it'd be all that dreadfully dry, am I right? Thought so. You see, the point is that many non fiction genres will mingle with each other, not only giving them more dimension, but generally speaking, presenting a broader approach to a topic. So why not throw in some psychology, self-help, or science too?

I can already tell that at least one or two of you (I am ever the optimist, eh?) would like to delve deeper into this matter! If you're interested in Business and Economy and would like to get some real fine book recommendations too I suggest you check out The Enlightened Economist blog.

Have you read any books in this non fiction genre which left a lasting impression on you, please feel free to share in the comments!


Bill BRYSON is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science.

Curious? Find out more about his books on Goodreads.

There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.


Now let's get your read on! Whether in bed, the bath, or boudoir.

Tales from the Bed: A Memoir (Jenifer Estess)

Spiritual Bathing (Rosita Arvigo and Nadine Epstein)

The Stone Boudoir (Theresa Maggio)


Ever considered reading about business condact? How about walking in the woods with Mr. Bryson then? Or would you much rather soak in your spiritual bath?


  1. On a Friday night, how about Booze? Or is that too crude?

    I have little interest in business conduct, but I did read a really interesting article about Bears the other day. Of course, it was used as a euphemism for a certain type of heary gay male. Hmmm...

    1. On Friday night Booze is perfectly ok, especially when the only Bears around are much too hairy ... ;-)

  2. Sadly, I have several business books. Quite a few of the financial advisors I deal with at work have written a book. They frequently send complimentary copies to everyone in our office hoping we will promote it for them. Bleah. If you ever want to read them, I'll ship them across the pond.

    1. Did you ever risk a glance into these books? After all, there are Business books and there are BUSINESS books, and personally I am not too fond of the hardcore ones either. So unless there isn't some entertaining aspect to them, no need to mosey to the post office.