This page is a catalogue of all books published by the members of The Soaring Twenties Social Club
The Soaring Twenties And Other Essays
Thomas J Bevan is an essayist of the everyday. A curbside observer of the quotidian, and an idler amid the world of busywork and striving. This debut collection compiles the first fifty issues of The Commonplace newsletter. Bevan ponders everything from commuting to cats, from gambling to insomnia, from the nature of human folly, to what constitutes a ‘proper’ lunch. These life affirming, slyly comical, cautiously optimistic essays are the perfect antidote to the online world of vitriol, echo chambers, and lowest common denominator content.
There’s a seductive force that leads entrepreneurs to battle for the approval of Shark Tank judges; that makes 1% of books account for 80% of total book sales; and that helped Peter Thiel make the first outside investment in Facebook. It turns out that why we passionately pursue some things and don’t care about others is more complicated than we ever realized—and its story has never been told, until now.
A groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.
The Decision Dilemma - Navigating Risk in an Uncertain World
When your heart says to do one thing and your brain says to do another, how do you decide? When two integral parts of you pull you in opposite directions, it can create uncomfortable emotions that are difficult to face.
The Decision Dilemma is a meditation on this question and provides a practical path forward by leaning on principles of cybernetics, mimesis, emotional intelligence, and Mandelbrotian risk assessment.
Principles of Contemporary Home Cooking
The Principles of Contemporary Home Cooking is not a conventional cookbook. It is a practical treatise on home cooking in the 21st Century.
Written by a self-taught professional, who is still a passionate home cook at heart, the book delivers food for thought in the form of twenty-one practical principles to apply the virtues of a professional kitchen at home, without sacrificing what makes home cooking great to begin with.
This book is for everyone who wishes to develop and improve the system of their home cooking.
by Brady Putzke ()
Sometimes dreams really do come true…
But at what cost?
Has-been rockstar David Garrett and his girlfriend arrive for a quiet vacation at an unassuming country bed and breakfast. But after a midnight chat with the inn’s unsettling proprietor, David wakes to find himself living out his wildest fantasies with the other guests inexplicably along for the ride. As the group attempts to unravel the mystery of their new reality, things turn ever darker, as a web of lust, violence, and suspense is woven around the four guests.
Can they break free of the web before the Dream House Inn takes everything from them?
No End Code
by M.K. Weaving ()
Four stories from the near future.
What happens when technology begins to twine itself closer and closer to our humanity and refuses to let go? Where does the human end and the machine begin?
Zarma Folktales of Niger Translated
by Amanda Cushman
Zarma Folktales of Niger presents in English the folklore of the Zarma, a lesser-known tribe of West Africa. These tales run the gamut from teaching ethical and moral lessons to portraying tricksters to naming animals to farting contests to having fun. Humor and an emphasis on living justly bind the stories together.
Emelia by gkgaius
An Eighteenth Century historical novella featuring a secret organization of highly trained ninja type female assassins. The story follows the life of our protagonist Emelia as she battles death, mental illness and her thoughts of what could come for her at any time.
The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree
Max Hammond has a life other science-obsessed boys his age only dream of: he travels the world with his bee researcher dad and science writer mom. When the Hammond family arrives in Guatemala to study the enigmatic stingless bees of the Maya, Max meets Itzel, a young Maya girl who introduces him to the wonders of rainforest gardens and animal spirit guides. It’s a world that transforms the meaning of all the science Max has ever learned—but its magic is not always benevolent. Neither Max nor Itzel are prepared for the forces they unleash when they open the pods of a sacred cacao tree—forces that turn everything they know about the history of cacao upside down, and awaken two mythic beasts guarding the very DNA of cacao.
The King and the Dragon
by James W. Shrimpton
A rhyming retelling of the overarching Bible narrative of Christ coming to rescue his people and slay the dragon.