General Non-Fiction

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War – by Lynsey Addario

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War – by Lynsey Addario

It is not easy reading. It is disturbing in many ways. Nor it is a photo essay or guide on how to be a journalist or war photographer. This book is an autobiography of a person who's is obsessed with her work and sense of justice — someone who'll chase news and truth even when her life is at stake. I mentioned this is not a photojournalists handbook, but I'd recommend anyone interested in photography to read this book, because no matter what kind of photography you do if you are seriously thinking about this career, you should know that taking photos is only part of the equation.

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Goodbye, Things — by Fumio Sasaki

Goodbye, Things — by Fumio Sasaki

I have mixed feelings about this book. There are many little nuggets of trivial wisdom, regarding impulsive buying, self-worth and so on. But, disconnect I have with the Fumio's central philosophy is that in my view having less is a result of a calm and clear mind, not another way around. I can see who'd benefit from reading this book—it's just not me. If you are a pathological hoarder—read this book.

Book reads like a self-help book. I didn't expect that; granted this is not a problem with the book itself.

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