A Quick List of the Books I Read In Peru

One of my favorite things in the world is to read.  So, while in Peru and my 24 hours of travel to and fro, I read quite a few books on my Kindle (I actually got the global version, of the Kindle,  so I could get my subscriptions internationally.)

Here’s a list:

The Long Run by Matt Long – an inspiring book by a NY Firefighter who was hit by a bus during a NYC transit strike about the accident and his recovery.

Get Off Your “But”: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up For Yourself by Sean Stephenson – a motivating book about how to show up in the world and take action no matter what your circumstances are.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman – a spiritual saga about awakening to a new reality.

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels by Jay Dobyns – I’ve used to love reading true crime stories and I love all sorts of memoirs, so this was just the right combo of brain candy for me.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Lauren Hillenbrand – I love epic novels, but I’m not usually a fan of war books.  This one, about the story of Louis Zamperini, pulled me in immediately though (I always download a sample to my Kindle first and if I read it and love it, I download the full book.)  And I was most impressed by the fact that the author wrote the book while experiencing massive Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Inspirational all around.

Producer: Lessons Shared from 30 Years in Television by Wendy Walker – written by the producer of the Larry King Live show, for some reason, I didn’t expect this book to be as good as it was.  I thought I’d get some insights about working in television and maybe having my own show, but it was far more than that.  I recommend anyone who works for someone else (especially if you work for me!) read this book.  It’s a phenomenal look at how to get ahead, get shit done, and have a truly fulfilling career and life, even without having your own business.  And, as an employer, it inspired me to find the right people and let go even more.

Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina – Steve really breaks down the path of personal growth.  This is the one book out of the one’s listed here that I have not yet finished, but so far very good.

Amazing Grace: The Nine Principles of Living in Natural Magic by David Wolfe and Nick Good – since I was on tour in Peru with David Wolfe, I picked one of his books to read and I’m so glad it was this one.  A great overview of his work, I am more inspired than ever to live my BEST LIFE EVER and have more tools on exactly how to do that.

Wow, that’s a lot of books!

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you can see the quotes I’ve pulled out of each book and post as I read – another super cool feature of the new Kindle.

Besides these books, I also started reading Keith Richards book Life, but didn’t really get into it.  And I kept up with my subscriptions to Inc. and Salon on the Kindle.

And because I was so thrilled with my Kindle, I decided to discount my own book Wear Clean Underwear on Kindle to only $.99 through the holiday season.  So, if you are a mom or dad and you want to learn how to make the right legal planning decisions for your children, get Wear Clean Underwear on Kindle now.

So you can see why I love the Kindle.  If you don’t have one, put it on your holiday wishlist for sure — or get one for the reader you love.


  1. AnonymousTuesday, November 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm 

    Nice stuff Alexis, I just watched Peaceful Warrior the movie yesterday for the second time…. love that story and hope to meet Dan someday!

  2. DawnTreneeWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:13 am 

    Found some books to add to my reading list, although I still have to buy hard copies of my books. Producer: Lessons Shared from 30 Years in Television by Wendy Walker will have to go to the top of my list 🙂

  3. Craig FilekWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm 

    I hear The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz is worth reading 😉

  4. Alicia DunamsThursday, December 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm 

    Your trip looks AMAZING! Are you a raw foodist?

    Like Lewis, look forward to meeting Dan. Would love to see you when you are next up in SF, too.

  5. AnonymousFriday, December 10, 2010 at 2:13 am 

    Hm, just saw that book somewhere else. A sign … will pick it up.

  6. AnonymousFriday, December 10, 2010 at 2:13 am 

    I’ll have to check out the movie. One of these days, you and me are going to meet Lewis. 🙂

  7. AnonymousFriday, December 10, 2010 at 2:14 am 

    Thanks Alicia – no, not a raw foodist. I haven’t eaten meat in several months though; a big change for me. Hugs.

  8. AnonymousFriday, December 10, 2010 at 3:13 am 

    Deal 🙂

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