Andrew Gutmann's "How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job," should be required reading for every student aspiring to work at a bulge bracket firm. The opening chapter provides a no-holds-barred look at what life is like for the young hopefuls (as my Dad used to call them) starting at the lower rungs of IB food-chain (i.e.Analyst/Associate). Spoiler alert: "Junior bankers are commodities," "only the work matters," "the firm owns you," and "everything is life or death." The author's words. While Chapters 2-8 provide a useful overview of topics ranging from Accounting, Financial Modeling, and Leveraged Buy Outs, the average business student or MBA might find these sections somewhat repetitive. Besides the first chapter, the real gold is Chapter 9: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job. Guttmann takes you step-by-step through the recruitment process from overlooked items like common resume/cover letter mistakes to how to nail those tough interview questions. https://www.amazon.com/How-Investment-Banker-Website-Interviewing/dp/1118487621/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503078609&sr=8-1&keywords=investment+banker
Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks, Vintage Canada 2008, This tales of music and the brain is riveting reading about one of our favorite subjects – music and its impact on emotion, memory, healing. He effortlessly weaves through complexities of neuro science in relationship to music. The book is filled with revelations and discovery vis a vis the power of music on all things human.
The Florist's Daughter, Patrica Hampl, Harcourt 2007
Eat, Pray, Love – Emily Gilbert, a non fiction tale that reads like fiction, soon to be a movie with Julia Roberts, this is a book, for anyone who traveled far and wide only to find themselves, safe and sound in their own soul. Funny and real and simply, a great read you won’t put down.