If you are up on You Tube and film makers, then you would be familiar with Mr. Casey Neistat. Why, you don’t know of him, then hustle right over to You Tube and subscribe, immediately. Do Not Pass Go, nor Collect $200.00
Casey is a Master Film Maker, with many credits in his career. And if Casey makes a recommendation, book, film, or otherwise, you know for sure, that whatever he has asked you to participate in, do it …
When it comes to social issues, feeding the poor, supporting a good cause, because we are part of the human fabric of community, Go, Follow, DO !!!
Not very often, because he is intensely busy traveling for talks or visiting far-flung places, or flying on REALLY BIG AIRPLANES, or just jumping OUT of them, or hanging out the side of a HELICOPTER in Los Angeles, or the South of France, Casey does take time to read.
One of his books he asked us to read was Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. He asked people to read the book, because Steven Spielberg was making The Movie, and he wanted us to appreciate the book, before the credits rolled on the film.
The day I went to the brick and mortar INDIGO here in the city to buy the book, the line at the cash, was OUT THE DOOR, with kids buying the book themselves. We had a Casey Neistat fan moment together.
I read the book TWICE. It was an awesome read. I passed that book on to my best friend in Ottawa to read, before we are set to see Ready Player One, later on this month, during our next visit together.
Another book Casey recommended was American Kingpin, The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind The Silk Road, by Nick Bilton. Casey said that the book was a PAGE TURNER. That if you made the time to read it, that we would not be disappointed. I finally got around to buying the book this evening.
Another book that I ordered was Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121–180) succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a.d. 161—and Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. With a profound understanding of human behavior, Marcus provides insights, wisdom, and practical guidance on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity to interacting with others. Consequently, the Meditations have become required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in a generation—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy: never before have they been so directly and powerfully presented.
It is said, that during the wars in the Middle East, and wars, over time, commanders, and high-powered military men, with lives to guard and a war to execute, in whatever fashion that happened, many of them carried this book with them to read. It is also said that major luminaries and great leaders of the world also read Marcus Aurelius.
If you are a book lover and reader, as I am, any of the books I write about, come with high praise, because of how well they were written, and what awards some of them garnered because of the author’s finest craft in writing.