Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

I have been a fan of the Charles Krauthammer for a number of years but it had been awhile since I'd read more than a passing article here or there.  Things That Matter is a compilation of his editorials from a span of 30 years.

The first four sections of the book group essays within the following categories: Personal, Political, Historical, Global and then closes with a fifth section of more recent pieces specifically about Obama.

Although Krauthammer is a well known conservative thinker, there are plenty of essays that don't specifically deal with politicis. Many make observations about human nature, pasttimes, ethics, and historical events. Topics most anyone can enjoy and appreciate.  Short and to the point, it's a great book to have handy when you have just a few moments to read.

I may not agree with Krauthammer on everything, but his pieces are written in a very engaging style and provide a well-thought out defense of his views. Witty, humorous, sometimes sarcastic but always thought-provoking.  I appreciated the autobiographical glimpses into his family, medical training and the individuals who had played a significant part of his life.

If you'd like a book that may shake some of your ideas and put to work those little grey cells in your brain, then pick up Things That Matter.  At the very least, it may help you examine and appreciate the things that matter in your own life.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Things That Matter from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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