Coffee House Readings


Coffee House Readings

Coffee House Readings #13:
Follow Your Gut

Trillions of tiny creatures live in your eyes, your ears and inside your gut. They have occupied almost every nook of your body. Follow Your Gut by Rob Knight will introduce you to the tiny inhabitants you share your body with, that you have probably never heard of before. And […]


Coffee House Readings #12:
On Living

What do people talk about when they’re dying? If there is anybody who is able to answer this question, it is Kerry Egan. As a chaplain she visits, talks and listens to dying people and their life stories – offering them a precious gift that she calls “a peaceful presence”. […]


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Coffee House Readings #11: The Laws of Medicine

Does medicine have universal laws that doctors and patients can count on? It oftentimes seems like this is not the case. And still, there’s an apparent need for it. This 1.5 hour read is a book that even busy interns can manage to squeeze into their around-the-clock working schedule. And […]


Coffee House Readings #10: Love Warrior

“I was loved. If love could prevent pain, I’d never have suffered.” If honesty had a name, I would call her Glennon Melton Doyle. She is not only the author of her autobiographical book “Love Warrior” but also of her own remarkable life. This month’s book review is about the heartwarming story of […]


Why We Work

Coffee House Readings #9:
Why We Work
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I have been looking for a new job recently. I was about to freak out when “job-search fatigue” kicked in after just a few days (which made me realize that I apparently lack the required job-hunting stamina). But then I remembered that there’s a good side to everything, and I realized […]


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Coffee House Readings #8: The Power of Now

I can’t live with myself anymore. Wait a minute. What does this mean? I can’t live with myself anymore. If I can’t live with myself anymore, who is the I that can’t live with my self anymore? And who is my self that I can’t live with anymore? Just think […]


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Coffee House Readings #7:
The Liar in Your Life

I have always suspected that I might be a little bit naive when it comes to assessing all the deceit going on out there in the world. I was aware, of course, that there were some people who lie on a regular basis. But in my mind, those people were the […]


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Coffee House Readings #6:
How to win friends and influence people

Oh no! Not again. Yet another self-help book. That sounds manipulative on top of that… Admittedly, this was the first thing that crossed my mind, when I read the title of this month’s book review. But somehow that title resonated with me and I asked myself: Well, how do we […]


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Coffee House Readings #5:
The Mathematics of Love
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How much can math tell us about love? Turns out, quite a bit. Love is full of patterns, as life itself. And math is the science to understand these patterns. In her TED Book, Hannah Fry applies mathematical concepts to human relationships in a playful manner, and by doing so […]


Coffee House Readings #4: Man’s Search For Meaning

How is it possible to introduce a book like this, a great mind such as Viktor Frankl, in the most accurate way? Is it even possible to put all this content into a short book review? These questions made me reread and rewrite my miserable attempts desperately when starting this […]