Book Reviews

Is The NBRPA Relevant? by James Donaldson

Is the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Relevant? I would like to begin this “exposé” with a few quotes that have been made directly to me, while I served as a Board of Director for the NBRPA. – “I Am Just the Spook Who Sat by the Door”, as stated by current board chair, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

This is absolutely one of my favorite books! I first read it may be 25 years ago, and the Four Agreements that it talks about, are agreements I have made with myself, and have worked really hard to implement them into my life, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it. Books […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill: From the Mastermind to the Golden Rule (in 16 Lessons)

Napoleon Hill, renowned for putting together several books about “success”, was actually, commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to go out and interview 500 successful business people on what they thought attributed to their success. This was way back in the early 1900s, over 100 years ago. One thing about “time-honored” principles, is that they never change. […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – History of The Donner Party (A Tragedy in the Sierras) by C.F. McGlashan

Wow!!! This was a fascinating account of the Donner Party as they risked life and limb to cross over the Sierra Nevada mountains into the “land of opportunity”, California. Growing up in Sacramento California, all of us kids from kindergarten on, learned about the Donner Party, and the part that caused a lot of our […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals – by Hal Herzog

Being a vegetarian for over half of my life, of course, I have had a closeness and understanding with animals, our environment, food sources and healthy living. This book takes an interesting dive into our relationship with animals all around the world. Why is it, that “Some We Love (the cute and cuddly ones), Some […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Mental Health in Children and Young People by Dr. Sarah Vohra

I think a lot of you have heard by now, http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle that I’ve been speaking out publicly as a voice and an advocate for mental health. Having gone through some serious mental challenges myself over the last several months, which included, depression, anxiety, stress and suicidal thoughts, now that I have “been there and done […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – That’s Not in My American History Book by Thomas Ayres

I’m sure most of you know by now, that I am quite a “history buff” and love studying about history from all over the world. This book that I am reviewing the day, entitled “That’s Not in My American History Book” is a very good look at some of the historical folklore that we’ve been […]