My Friend Anna

Books like My Friend Anna

October 25, 2022

#1 Bad Blood

The award-winning journalist who broke the story first and persisted in following it to its conclusion despite pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers provides holmes had been deceiving her own staff, FDA officials, and investors for many years. Both Carreyrou and The Wall Street Journal were threatened with legal action when Carreyrou began to inquire after receiving a tip from a former Theranos employee. Unfazed, the publication in late 2015 published the first of dozens of Theranos articles. The company had no value at the beginning of 2017, and Holmes was threatened with legal action from the government and her investors. Here is the chilling account of the largest corporate deception since Enron, a sobering cautionary tale set amidst Silicon Valley’s grandiose declarations and gold-rush excitement. a complete inside account of the multibillion-dollar startup’s astonishing rise and catastrophic demise.

A brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” claimed to transform the medical profession with a device that would make blood tests substantially faster and easier, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was generally regarded in 2014 as the female Steve Jobs: With the support of financiers like Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos raised money by selling shares in a fundraising round, valuing the business at $9 billion. This placed Holmes’s net worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was only one issue: the technology wasn’t functional.

#2 Devil In The White City

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson gives the unbelievable events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair such drama that readers may discover themselves checking the book’s classification to make sure it isn’t actually a highly imaginative novel. Larson presents the tales of two men: H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who pretended to be a charming doctor, and Daniel H. Burnham, the architect who designed the fair.

Burnham faced a formidable obstacle. He was compelled to overcome his partner’s passing and a number of other challenges in a short amount of time in order to build the renowned “White City” around which the show was created.

#3 I Survived

A shocking, sobering account of a marriage and an attempted murder that reveals the reality behind a case that made international headlines. Experienced skydiver Victoria Cilliers made a parachute jump on Easter Sunday 2015 as a gift from her husband, British army sergeant Emile Cilliers. She fell 4,000 feet to the ground after her parachutes failed to deploy, suffering injuries that may have been fatal. She somehow made it through. The police then knocked on her house. Emile was accused of having tampered with her parachute.

In I Survived, Victoria explains how she fell in love with Emile and how the sweet man she thought she understood over time exhibited a darker side, eroding her self-worth to the point where she could no longer distinguish between the truth and falsehoods.

#4 American Kingpin

The amazing real account of a man who, working out of his bedroom, created a billion-dollar online drug empire. The Silk Road, a secret Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anybody may trade anything—drugs, hacking software, false passports, counterfeit money, poisons—free of the government’s watchful eye, was established in 2011 by 26-year-old libertarian programmer Ross Ulbricht.

It didn’t take long for the media to learn about the new website where anyone could buy and sell contraband without being detected, including terrorists and black hat hackers in addition to kids and marijuana sellers. An epic two-year manhunt for the site’s elusive owner was begun by the federal government after a public outcry, but there were no leads, no witnesses, and no established jurisdictions. The only thing the detectives were certain of was that the site’s administrator went by the name of the Dread Pirate Roberts.

#5 Killing Kennedy

The O’Reilly Factor anchor vividly describes how John Fitzgerald Kennedy was brutally murdered, and how a series of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved leader but also plunged the country into the cataclysmic split of Vietnam War and its culturally transformative aftermath. John F. Kennedy learns about the challenges, isolation, and temptations of being president of the United States in January 1961 as the Cold War intensifies. He also strives to stem the spread of Communism. Along the way, he makes a number of ruthless foes, including Central Intelligence Agency director Allen Dulles, Fidel Castro of Cuba, and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

In addition, the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, have come under threat from influential members of organized crime. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas in the middle of a 1963 campaign trip by the unstable young wanderer Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter flees the scene only to be apprehended by police and killed while being held. Nearly as terrible as the murder itself are the circumstances that led to the most infamous crime of the 20th century.

#6 The Smartest Guys In The Room

Although there were other books written about Watergate, only All the President’s Men provided readers with the complete narrative, with all the drama, complexity, and exclusive reporting. And even now, thirty years later, if you only read one book about Watergate, make it that one. Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, senior writers for Fortune, are the new Woodward and Bernstein since Enron is currently the largest corporate story of our time.

Surprisingly, Enron was seen as the perfect example of a New Economy business just two years ago due to its rapidly rising profits and stock price. But it was prior to McLean’s story, which was published in Fortune and posed the seemingly harmless question, “How exactly does Enron make money?” The house of cards that was Enron started to fall apart after that. In order to provide a definitive book about the Enron crisis and the fascinating characters behind it, McLean and Elkind have now conducted a much deeper investigation.

#7 Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell guides us intellectually through the world of “outliers”—the smartest and most accomplished people—in this breathtaking book. What differentiates exceptional achievers, he wonders?

His response is that we focus too much on what successful individuals are like and not enough on where they come from, which includes their culture, family, generation, and unique experiences growing up. Along the way, he explains how software billionaires get their money, what it needs to be a good soccer player, why Asians are brilliant at math, and why the Beatles are the best music band ever. Outliers is a remarkable work that is both brilliant and amusing and will delight and enlighten.

#8 How To Win Friends And Influence People

You can pursue the job you want and succeed in getting it. You can make improvements to the job you now have! Any circumstance you find yourself in can be made to work in your favor. More than 15 million copies of How to Win Friends and Influence People have been sold since its 1936 publication. The first book by Dale Carnegie is a classic bestseller that has helped thousands of now-famous people climb the success ladder in both their personal and professional life. It is jam-packed with sound advice.

Dale Carnegie’s teachings are still applicable today and will aid you in realizing your full potential in the challenging and competitive modern world. Learn the six ways to win people around to your point of view, the twelve ways to convert people, and the nine ways to influence people without offending them.

#9 Educated By Tara Westover

The first time Tara Westover entered a classroom, she was 17 years old. She was raised by survivalists in the highlands of Idaho, where she stocked up on home-canned peaches and slept with her “head-for-the-hills bag” in case the world ended. She salvaged in her father’s junkyard in the winter and boiled herbs for her mother, a midwife, and healer, in the summer.

Tara has never seen a doctor or nurse because her father forbids going to hospitals. Herbalism was used to heal burns from explosions as well as gashings and concussions at home. The family was so cut off from society that no one was there to make sure the kids went to school or to step in when Tara’s older brother started acting violently. After that, Tara started to educate herself despite having no official schooling. She taught herself the necessary algebra and language to get into Brigham Young University, where she studied history and discovered crucial global events like the Holocaust and the civil rights struggle for the first time. She had a transformation as a result of her desire for knowledge, which took her to Harvard and Cambridge and over oceans and continents. Only then would she start to doubt whether she had gone too far and whether there was still a way back.

#10 Books Like Zodiac

Zodiac: Who was he? The serial killer claimed 37 victims. a sexual sadist who sent mocking notes to the police. a psychopath who eluded capture. This is the first thorough account of Zodiac’s terror campaign. Is he still present?

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#11 Books Like Unnatural Causes

Dr. Richard Shepherd has dedicated his life to learning about the mysteries of the dead as the foremost forensic pathologist in the UK. Shepherd is responsible for determining the cause of sudden or unexpected deaths. Shepherd has conducted over 23,000 post-mortems, and each one is a unique detective narrative. Dr. Shepherd solves the problem to respond to our most important question: How did this individual die? with his skill, commitment, and understanding.

Shepherd doesn’t take anything for granted in his quest for the truth, be it a serial killer, a natural calamity, a “perfect murder,” or a freak accident. And although he has been a part of some of the most well-known cases in recent memory, the most puzzling, intriguing, and even weird encounters are frequently those that are less well-known. His proof has been used to convict murderers, let innocent people free, and overturn closed cases whether they were in or out of public view. But living in death and witnessing some of humanity’s most repulsive aspects comes with a cost, and Shepherd is unafraid to calculate what it will cost him and his family.

#12 Criminal Minds

A recognized tie-in to the well-known television program Criminal Minds The FBI profilers for the program identify the kind of criminal they’re looking for and present some instances in the briefing that is featured in the majority of Criminal Minds episodes. These examples are detailed in this book. Organized by criminal type, it includes information on solo serial killers, sexual predators, and assassins who claimed notoriety for their victims. It also includes information on numerous infamous murders, such as David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, Mark David Chapman, and the Zodiac killer.

The book Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants explores the criminal minds that exist among us in an engrossing and horrifying way.

#13 Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit were dispatched to the bloodiest battlefield in Iraq with the almost impossible objective of assisting American forces in securing Ramadi, a city that was considered to be “all but lost.” They discovered that leadership—at every level—is the most crucial element in determining whether a team succeeds or fails via dramatic first-person narratives of bravery, heartbreaking loss, and hard-won wins in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser. After their deployment, Willink and Babin established SEAL leadership training, which assisted in developing the next generation of SEAL leaders. They founded Echelon Front, a business that teaches these similar leadership concepts to corporations and organizations, after leaving the SEAL Teams.

Babin and Willink have assisted numerous clients across a wide range of industries in building their own elevated teams and dominating their battlefields, from momentum going to Fortune 500 organizations.

#14 Freakonomics

The first non-fiction book by New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner and University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt is titled Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. The book, which was released on April 12 by William Morrow, has been characterized as fusing pop culture and economics.

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? Freakonomics will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

#15 Books Like Under The Banner Of Heaven

A Tale of Bloody Faith, A multifaceted, terrifying tale of polygamy, horrific bloodshed, messianic hallucination, and unwavering faith. This is classic Krakauer, an absolutely engrossing nonfiction piece that sheds light on a typically perplexing area of human behavior. About 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists live in remote enclaves in the American West, Canada, and Mexico, and Krakauer brings readers there. They hold the opinion that the mainstream Mormon Church erred horribly when it rejected polygamy. The leaders of these renegade cults are extremists who serve only God, defying both civil authorities and the Salt Lake City Mormon hierarchy.

Fundamentalist prophets exercise complete control over the lives of their followers by marrying copiously and with near impunity (the head of the largest fundamentalist church took seventy-five “plural wives,” some of whom were married to him when they were fourteen or fifteen and he was in his eighties). They also preach that the world will soon be completely destroyed in a hurricane of fire, sparing only their most obedient adherents.