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TSC Monthly Book Club | by Michael

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Hi Guys!

It’s been a little while since we have talked about books and I wanted to share some of my most recent favorites. I also really like when you guys Snap me and comment book recs to me, so keep them coming! Ok here are four books I recommend for this month, in no particular order!

Relentless by Tim S. Grover

Telling you that I love this book is an understatement. I have read this book at least 3 times and go back to it a couple times a month for a quick skim. This is a no bullshit, get-off-your-ass-and-do-something kind of book. Tim S. Grover is the trainer behind greats like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwayne Wade. He takes athletes at the top of their game and pushes them beyond great and into legendary status. The book is extremely blunt and brutally honest (my cup of tea) in the best kind of way. If this book doesn’t have you feeling like you can conquer the world. then I don’t know which book will. Read this book! That’s all I can say.

Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich

I had heard about Mike Cernovich through his blog/site but didn’t know much else about him. A friend recommended his book Gorilla Mindset and I loved it. I told Lauryn about Mike and she started listening to his podcast with rave reviews. The book is all about taking control of your thoughts and emotions so that you can live your life on your terms. He wrote Gorilla Mindset with men in mind, but I think this book applies to women as well. If you want to learn about the gorilla mindset and start living life on your terms, check this book out!

The 7 Day Start Up by Dan Norris

If any of you listen to our podcast you know I am a big fan of launching fast and adjusting as you go. I think there is so much time and money wasted on “perfecting” (no such thing) a product or idea that, in the end, many people/businesses miss the boat (and the point). Throughout my business career, I have pivoted and adjusted ideas/products multiple times. Think of the first version of Facebook, the first version of this blog, the first iPhone. All of these products have been adjusted over time after receiving consumer feedback. The 7 Day Start Up will teach you how to launch your business or idea quickly and efficiently. The book can be read in about a day and has some really useful tips on how to set up a website, come up with a product name, go to market quickly, and develop a customer base. I highly recommend you check this out.

The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta) by Ernest Hemingway

Lauryn & I recently went to Venice and had some drinks at Harry’s Bar. Harry’s Bar is famous for developing the now famous Bellini cocktail, which was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway’s. During the brief period that he lived in Venice, he was a regular at Harry’s. When we got to Florence, Lauryn bought me his book: The Sun Also Rises. The book follows Brett and Jake through Paris nightlife in the 1920s. Late nights, champagne, sex, bullfights, what could be better? Most of the places Hemingway talks about are places he frequented while living in Paris and are currently still operating. This book also helped establish him as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Many of you have probably read this book but if not, I recommend reading it or revisiting it!

Enjoy these books guys! Also please feel free to comment below with any recommendations you may have for me. Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for your tips Michael! Always love your book recommendations 🙂 Have you read “f**k it:do what you love” by John Parkin?

    The Blonde B

  2. Love the book club! I have to get on these books this summer! My husband just put a hammock up in our backyard so my goal every week is to read for a few hours and get a tan at the same time! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love these book club posts and always look forward to your recommendations. There are books you’ve recommended that I never thought I would read or pick up but you’ve encouraged me to become more open minded when it comes to reading and expanding my mind / knowledge so thank you for that! Looking forward to reading all 4 of these books!

    1. Hi Sue, you’re welcome! I am happy to hear you have picked up some different types of books! I think it’s really important to be eclectic when it comes to reading. It really helps expand your horizon! Cheers.

  4. I freaking LOVE The Sun Also Rises. I’ve read it at least 4 times and I consider it one of my favorite books. I definitely want to check out The 7 Day Startup though! Thanks for the recommendations!

  5. just reread “A Farewell to Arms” by Hemingway. Always worth a read & a cry, ha! I’ve never read “The Sun Also Rises” so DEFINITELY picking that up this week with a lot of travel I have coming up.

    Have either of you read “The Paris Wife”? It was an interesting read surrounding Hemingway’s life from a different perspective!

  6. Love these posts….I always find Michael’s taste in books so interesting…I forwarded this post asap to my BF (also named Michael) and he ordered Relentless on Amazon 2 minutes later lol.

  7. I will right away grab your rss as I can’t to find your e-mail
    subscription link or newsletter service. Do you’ve any?
    Kindly allow me understand so that I could subscribe.

  8. I love Ernest Hemingway! He’s one of my favorite authors. I love that you have a mix of literature and non-fiction.
    You should also check out William Faulkner. He and Hemingway were contemporaries, but they have completely different styles.

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