Each month Diwan Bookstore delights us with book reviews and recommendations of the season. Dive into some self-help books about happiness, love and positivity and some books about history, travel and success.
1. A Promised Land
By Barack Obama
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
2. Good Vibes, Good Life
By Vex King
How can you learn to truly love yourself? How can you transform negative emotions into positive ones? Is it possible to find lasting happiness?
In this book, Instagram guru Vex King answers all of these questions and more. Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire us.
With this book, Vex will show you that when you change the way you think, feel, speak and act, you begin to change the world.
By Brandon Stanton
Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010 as a photography project.
What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world.
Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalog of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar.
Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe―providing a portrait of our shared experience
4. The Path
By Peter Mallouk & Tony Robbins
Accelerate your journey to financial freedom with the tools, strategies, and mindset of money mastery. Regardless of your stage of life and your current financial picture, the quest for financial freedom can indeed be conquered. The journey will demand the right tools and strategies along with the mindset of money mastery. With decades of collective wisdom and hands-on experience.
The pages of this book are filled with real-life success stories and vital lessons, such as…
• Why the future is better than you think and why there is no greater time in history to be an investor
• How to chart your personally tailored course for financial security
• How markets behave and how to achieve peace of mind during volatility
5. Who Do You Think You Are?
By Kathryn Hill
What if you are so much more than you think you are?
For both adults and children, Who Do You Think You Are? playfully pulls back the curtain on our many identities, inviting the reader on a mystical journey to remember the nature of the true Self.