Thursday, March 7, 2013

Great Non-Fiction Reading!

One of my favorite non-fiction books of all time is Travels by Michael Crichton.  Probably nearly everyone knows that Michael Crichton wrote Jurassic Park, but Travels is not nearly as well known.  Crichton went to medical school before he became a writer, and the first part of the book deals with his medical school training.  I found this part fascinating because you get to go behind the scenes of what it would be like to be in medical school, as well as what it would be like to be a doctor. 

The book also deals with Crichton's journey of self development.  He talks about many of his trips to remote destinations all over the world.  Some of these stories are filled with excitement, while some of them offer life lessons.  He also discusses his experiences with psychics, meditation, psychology, and other forms of inner travel. 

On the whole, I found the book to be fantastic.  It's very interesting, as well as educational.  If you're a reader, this one is definitely worth checking out!  Click the link below if you are interested in purchasing Travels on Amazon.