What the top books are about
David Beckham: My Side...
From Beckham himself, we gain an insight into the family man behind the famous footballer, the international model and fashion leader. He describes how he first met and then married ex-Spice girl Victoria Adams and the upbringing of their two children Brooklyn and Romeo. He goes on to discuss how his family’s every step is monitored by a posse of newshounds and paparazzi.
How to Think Like...
A book that deserves a special place in our journey in discovering and living our potential. It leaves the readers with a feeling that creativity is a birthright...and that being so is a matter of us living life in a certain way...which the book details. The exercises at the end, especially for a beginner learning to draw, are also unique.
Living to Tell the Tale
It spans Garcia Marquez’s life from his birth in 1927 through the beginning of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, the aliveness of a conversation with the reader: a tale of people, places and events as they occur to him: family, work, politics, books and music, his beloved Colombia, parts of his history until now undisclosed and many more.
The Master and Margarita
One of the great imaginative novels of the century, a fierce political satire, filled with the most dazzling surreal humour. One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by two demons, a beautiful naked witch and a huge black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. When the visitors leave, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order in disarray.
A former National Security Agency programmer threatens to release a mathematical formula that will allow organised crime and terrorism to skyrocket, unless the code-breaking computer that is used to keep them in check but that violates civil rights is not exposed to the public.
The cold six thousand
Dallas, November’63 — the heart of the American Dream detonated. The Cold Six Thousand is the 1960s under Ellroy’s blistering lens, the icons of the era mingling with cops, killers, hoods, and provocateurs. Historical confluence as American nightmare.
The book maps the mind and shows how, according to recent advances in cognitive therapy, most of what troubles us falls into 10 basic emotional patterns, including fear of abandonment, social exclusion and vulnerability. It provides an insightful explanation of how mindfulness can change not only our lives but the very structure of our brains also.
The Global Soul...
Using his own multicultural upbringing (Indian, American, British) as a point of departure, Iyer sets out on a journey -- both physical and psychological -- towards a definition of home in this world gone mobile. He travels to LA International Airport, where town life is available without a town: Hong Kong, Toronto, Atlanta, England where Iyer unexpectedly finds a home.
Officially the Cold War is over. Between former enemies, the hand of friendship is exchanged in public. In private the intelligence war goes on. Russian naval officer, Viktor Archenko, passes information to MI6. Suddenly he stops using the dead drop.