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Good Reads

When you hit the beach this summer, hit these books, too.

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This story appears in the June 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Profitable summer beach and pool reading need not be restricted to dry management treatises. These five nonbusiness books can enjoyably teach entrepreneurs how to run a business better.

Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, From Cocaine to Foie Gras, by Jeff Henderson (Morrow, $24.95), is the memoir of an inner-city man who became a big-time cocaine dealer, was sentenced to 20 years, learned to cook in prison and is now an executive chef at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. Business lesson: You want overcoming adversity? I've got your adversity right here. Henderson's raw-told story of persistence and energy is relentlessly inspiring.

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