Rise and Shine: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Journey from Near Death to Full Recovery

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Date read: Monday, April 8th, 2013

Pages: 360

Published: 2010

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

Incredible loss, incredible journey. I first heard of Simon when I saw a TED talk that he gave. That led me to this astounding book.

I recommend this book to everyone I meet who is dealing with either American insurance companies or doctors. Simon’s insights on both, forged through painful trial and error, are eye-opening.

The Devil in the White City

Status: read

Author: Erik Larson

Pages: 447

Published: 2004

Publisher: Vintage Books

While the information about the fair itself was very interesting, it paled in comparison to the intrigue of one of America’s first serial killers. Unfortunately the pages dedicated to the former outnumbered those dedicated to the latter a good two or three to one. The result is a read that is a bit dry for my tastes.