That’s A Wrap! 2022 In Review

It’s that time of year and as I’ve done in years past, I wanted to give you my ridiculous reading list, the most read articles on this blog for the year and a roundup of podcast appearances.

Before I do, I want to again shout out my coaches here at RevFit who have made this year another big success: my humble thanks to Coach Mike, Coach Nick, Coach David and a shout out to Coach Megan and Coach Ryan who also made this year possible.

2022 was also the beginning of Big Rocks Nutrition Coaching which is where I’ve been putting my time outside of RevFit. A huge thanks to Dr. Spencer Nadolsky and the incredible crew he’s built around that platform. It’s been an honor to be a part of it.

Let’s break down the lists.

I was featured as a guest on these podcasts this year:

The Lifestyle Chase with Chris Liddle

Bo Knows Health with Bo Babenko

PT Profit Podcast with Beverly Simpson

The Strong Jon Podcast with Jon Vlahogiannakos

Also, I was featured on the Canvas Rebel website as a small business owner and you can read that one HERE.

As for articles, here are the Top 5 most read articles on the site with one honorable mention:

Stay Alive

20 Life Lessons From “Gram”

How’s Your Wife?

47 Random Thoughts At My 47th Birthday

What A Decade Of Dealing Drugs Taught Me About Coaching

And the honorable mention goes to: I Remember…(This One’s For Terry) This article blew up when I wrote it and this year marks two years since Terry’s passing. His sister had reposted it on Facebook on the anniversary of his passing and I did the same that day. Not surprisingly, it blew up again. It’s credit to who Terry was and how much he is missed.

This was the first year in many years that I made a conscious attempt to read/consume more books than I bought. Part of that is because my library here at the studio is packed to the gills and if I want to buy more books, I need to purge the ones I won’t be reading a second time. The good news is: I’ve almost read every single book I own and I think 2023 will be the year I will have conquered them all…just don’t ask me how much I remember about each of them. My retention isn’t great!

  1. Bourbon: A Story of Kentucky Whiskey by Clay Rizen
  2. Waiting For The Last Bus by Richard Holloway
  3. Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday
  4. The Listening Party by Tim Burgess
  5. The New Power Eating by Dr. Sue Kleiner
  6. Born For Love by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
  7. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  8. Co-Active Coaching by Henry Kimsey-House, Karen, Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, and Laura Whitworth
  9. Mini Habits For Weight Loss by Stephen Guise
  10. Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy by Walter C. Willett and Patrick J. Skerrett
  11. Lame Deer, Seeker Of Visions by John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes
  12. Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Tavris and Aronson
  13. Science And Development Of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld
  14. Trail Of Crumbs by Kim Sunee
  15. Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps by Dick Porter
  16. Peace With Self, Peace With Food by Galina Denzel
  17. The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard
  18. The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw by Paul McGuigan and Paolo Hewitt
  19. Science Of Strength Training
  20. The Good News About What’s Bad For You, The Bad News About What’s Good For You by Jeff Wilser
  21. Sing Backwards And Weep by Mark Lanegan
  22. Girl With A Future by Parker Ames
  23. Protein by Alan Aragon
  24. In Evidence We Trust by Jamie Hale
  25. The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
  26. Rip It Up And Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds
  27. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
  28. Burning Britain: The History Of UK Punk 1980-1984 by Ian Glasper
  29. My Pocket Guide To Stretching by K. Aleisha Fetters
  30. Devil In A Coma by Mark Lanegan
  31. Move The Body, Heal The Mind by Dr. Jennifer Heisz
  32. The Power Of Story by Jim Loehr
  33. Meditating To Attain A Healthy Body Weight by Dr. Lawrence LeShan
  34. Hunger by Knut Hamsen
  35. Speedboat by Renata Adler
  36. The Good Mood Diet by Susan Kleiner and Bob Condor
  37. I Am The Wolf by Mark Lanegan
  38. Meaningful Work by Shawn Askinosie and Lawren Askinosie
  39. A Fast Ride Out Of Here by Pete Way
  40. Eating After 40 by Abby Langer
  41. Fanocracy by David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott
  42. Healing The Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw
  43. Reach by Don Bajema
  44. Man Fast by Natasha Scripture
  45. Atlas Of The Heart by Brene Brown
  46. Crash by J.G. Ballard
  47. Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition And Fitness by Clifford & Curtis
  48. Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon by F. Paul Pacult
  49. Big Feelings by Liz Fosslein and Molly West Duffy
  50. The Ripple Effect by Greg Wells
  51. 1984 by George Orwell
  52. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson
  53. Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
  54. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  55. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
  56. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  57. Losing It? by John Whitney
  58. The Fortress Of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  59. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaneimi
  60. Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleton
  61. Why We Do What We Do by Edward L. Deci & Richard Flaste
  62. Can I Kiss You? by Michael Domritz
  63. Tales Of The City by Armistead Maupin
  64. The Sense Of Style by Steven Pinker
  65. Pride & Discipline: The Legacy Of Jack LaLanne by Elaine LaLanne & Greg Justice
  66. Scaling Up Excellence by Robert Sutton & Huggy Rao
  67. Anatomy Of A Warrior by Alexander Lanshe
  68. Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  69. Authentic by Paul Van Doren
  70. Pop! Stand Out In Any Crowd by Sam Horn
  71. A Fine Balance by
  72. As Serious As Your Life by Val Wilmer
  73. Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped In Chocolate by Brad Warner
  74. The Science Of Stuck by Britt Frank
  75. Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  76. Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill
  77. How To Win Over Worry by Joseph Haggai
  78. Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles 1977-80 by Brian Roettinger and JC Gabel
  79. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  80. Effective Weight Loss by Forman and Butryn
  81. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  82. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis Jackson
  83. The Despair Of Monkeys And Other Trifles by Francoise Hardy
  84. Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham
  85. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  86. Candide by Voltaire
  87. Eat It by Jordan Syatt and Michael Vacanti
  88. Record Play Pause by Stephen Morris
  89. Fast Forward by Stephen Morris
  90. Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn
  91. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  92. InsideOut Coaching by Joe Ehrmann
  93. Fitness For Every Body by Meg Boggs
  94. Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy
  95. Post by Eric Grubbs
  96. Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagosaki
  97. Is It Still Good To Ya? by Robert Christgau
  98. Changing For Good by Drs J. Prochaska, Norcross and DiClemente
  99. Alchemy by Rory Sutherland
  100. Personality Isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy
  101. This I Believe by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
  102. Chatter by Ethan Kross
  103. The Appetite Awareness Workbook by Linda Craighead
  104. Deviation by Luce D’eramo
  105. The Jokers by Albert Cossery
  106. The Doctor’s Quick Weight Loss Diet by Dr. Irwin Stillman
  107. The Myth Of Normal by Gabor and Daniel Mate
  108. Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
  109. Circle Of The 9 Muses by Dan Hutchens
  110. Gates Of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  111. A Song For A New Day by Sarah Pinsker
  112. The Campitelli Advanced Method For A Flat Abdomen And Thin Waist by Frank Campitelli
  113. A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
  114. Heroes, Rogues And Lovers by Dabbs
  115. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  116. Flexible Dieting by Alan Aragon
  117. The Elements Of Style by Strunk and White
  118. You’re History by Lesley Chow
  119. Life On The Ledge by Ivor Hanson
  120. In Dreams Begin Responsibilities by Delmore Schwartz
  121. The Joy Of Half A Cookie by Jean Kristeller
  122. 33 1/3 Selected Ambient Works Volume II by
  123. 33 1/3 Entertainment by Kevin J.H. Dettmar
  124. 33 1/3 Blank Generation by Pete Astor
  125. 33 1/3 Donuts by Jordan Ferguson
  126. 33 1/3 Smile by Luis Sanchez
  127. 33 1/3 Definitely Maybe by Alex Niven
  128. 33 1/3 Exile In Guyville by Gina Arnold
  129. 33 1/3 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kirk Walker Graves
  130. 33 1/3 The Grey Album by Charles Fairchild
  131. 33 1/3 () by Ethan Hayden
  132. Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World Of The Fall by Various
  133. A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  134. The Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway
  135. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  136. The Essential Guide To The ACT Matrix by Polk, Schoendorff, Webster & Olaz
  137. See To Play by Michael Peters
  138. Somebody In Boots by Nelson Algren
  139. The Book Of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
  140. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  141. Bird Lives by Ross Russell
  142. The Golden Age Of Strength And Conditioning by Various
  143. Sic by Henry Rollins
  144. The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
  145. Turn, Magic Wheel by Dawn Powell
  146. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind