Four Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This tome will reside on my reference shelf until I die. The title is somewhat of a misnomer--the reader will learn how to become a chef within four hours, it's true, but she'll also learn how to butcher a chicken, how to use spices, and how to memorize a deck of cards in 43 seconds. Ferriss also covers such practical matters as how to survive in the wild, the Rule of Threes, and a fairly comprehensive study of Meta-Learning. He provides cheat sheets.
This book, if I'd written it, would have been titled The Four-Hour Life Hack. Read it and improve your life in some way. Learn everything!
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention. It's gorgeous. Gazing at the hundreds of high-quality color photographs throughout, and enjoying the humor of Tim Ferriss, will life even the bluest of souls.
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