Mailbox Monday

I received a couple of books this week, but my list also includes a couple I forgot to mention last week.

Gazelles, Baby Steps And 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt by Jon Acuff

(Received as gift)

Jon Acuff’s hilarious thoughts on all things “Dave Ramsey.” Perfect for the Dave fan who has everything, or the person who wants to laugh about money while on their journey to financial peace.

Purchase at

The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

(Received from the publisher)

September 16, 1920. Under a clear blue September sky, a quarter ton of explosives is detonated in a deadly attack on Wall Street. Fear comes to the streets of New York. Witnessing the blast are war veteran Stratham Younger, his friend James Littlemore of the New York Police Department, and beautiful French radiochemist Colette Rousseau. A series of inexplicable attacks on Colette, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Younger, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey — from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Dr Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts. As the seemingly disjointed pieces of Younger and Littlemore’s investigations come together, the two uncover the shocking truth about the bombing — a truth that threatens to shake their world to its foundations.

Pre-order at Amazon, IndieBound, and The Book Depository.

The Decaf Diet by Eugene Wells

(A win from Metroreader. Thanks Kim!)

In The Decaf Diet, Eugene Wells explains how coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate are making a large contribution to the obesity epidemic. Wells explains how caffeine drives overeating while hindering weight loss, and in doing so he empowers readers to decide for themselves just to what extent caffeine should control their waistlines.

Purchase at Amazon or IndieBound.

Endgame by Frank Brady

(Received from publisher)

When Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age, and what was the source of his remarkable intellect? How could a man so ambivalent about money and fame be so driven to succeed? What drew this man of Jewish descent to fulminate against Jews, and how was it that a mind so famously disciplined could unravel so completely? From his meteoric rise, to an utterly dominant prime, to his eventual descent into madness, the book draws upon hundreds of newly discovered documents and recordings, and numerous firsthand interviews conducted with those who knew Fischer best, to paint, for the very first time, a complete picture of one of the most enigmatic icons. This is the definitive account of a fascinating man and an extraordinary life, one that at last reconciles Fischer’s deeply contradictory legacy and answers the question: ‘Who was Bobby Fischer?’

Pre-order at Amazon, , IndieBound,or The Book Depository.

Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Lady Q of Let Them Read Books. Head over there to see what goodies others got in their boxes and to share your own loot.


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