Diwan’s November Reads: 5 Picks for Entertainment & Self-Help


This month Diwan have carefully curated a list sure to entertain as the cold weather hits! Whether you’re into fiction, biographies, or comics – there is something for everyone. Grab a book and enjoy some alone time, you deserve it.

Fear: Trump in the White House

by Bob Woodward

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents.

The Art of Creative Thinking

by Rod Judkins

The Art of Creative Thinking reveals how we can transform our businesses, our society and ourselves through a deeper understanding of human creativity. Rod Judkins, a lecturer in creativity at the world-famous St Martin’s College of Art, examines the behavior of successful creative thinkers and explains how all of us can learn from them to improve our lives. Judkins draws on an extraordinary range of reference points, from the Dada Manifesto to Andy Warhol’s studio, via Steve Jobs, Nobel Prize winning economists and many others, and distils a lifetime’s expertise into 90 succinct chapters.

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

by Virginia Vallejo

This book chronicles the birth of Colombia’s drug cartels: the kidnappers, the guerrilla groups, and the paramilitary organizations. It is, above everything, a great love story – a deep and painful journey through a forbidden relationship – that gives us an intimate vision of the legendary drug baron who left his mark on Colombia, Latin America, the United States, and the world … forever.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

At last in paperback, here are all the five novels from Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker series in one neat volume. Seconds before Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

Managing Oneself

by Peter F. Drucker

We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility and Peter Drucker explains how to do it with the keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution.

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