Read two books this vacation...
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis-8/10
This book tells the story of Salomon Brothers' prominence and fall from prominence as well as the larger picture of Wall Street in the 1980's. If you're interested in finance, I'd recommend it. Some interesting anecdotes and a look at the inside of the firm (Lewis worked there before becoming an author). If you guys have read Panic, The Big Short, Moneyball, you know Lewis' writing style. I'm a fan
Running for My Life by Warrick Dunn and Don Yeager
Dunn's story was very interesting. Growing up in a single-parent home, he tragically lost his mother in January of his senior year in high school (She was a police officer and was killed in the line of duty). Warrick was the oldest of six siblings and he contemplated not going away to college/not playing football in college in order to stay home and take care of his family. His grandmother moved in with him and after speaking with her and his high school football coach (who served as his father figure), they decided his mother would have wanted him to follow his dream and he went on to have a great career at FSU. He also has been one of the most active philanthropists in the NFL and has overcome a tremendous amount of adversity. The writing style wasn't great, a little redundant and a little elementary, but I definitely have a newfound respect for Warrick Dunn after reading it.