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What are some of your favorite books that changed your life?

rickylarsson

New Member
Start with these:
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky- Covers morality, suffering, and judgement. Not a light read.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie- Great, simple book about dealing with people.

The Death of the West by Pat Buchanan- Essential reading about our current state of affairs.

The g-factor by Arthur Jensen- Psychology book about general intelligence and its heritability (aka think twice about pumping your seed into some dumb slut). Scientifically a very interesting read
 

Polly Parrot

Moderator
Staff member
James Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake
The former started my interest in Modernist fiction and I'm currently working on a PhD on the latter.
 

Peder

Well-Known Member
Up ab0ve I mentioned Dale Carnegie.
It occurs to me since then, I should have also mentioned PsychoCybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.
In case you think you can't do it (whatever), try this one to liberate your thinking.
 

Kevin McCabe

New Member
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky is one of the best Russian classics. This is one of those books that you really can't drop it when you start reading it. The story really drags you. I even wrote a blog post on it. The approach, the writer takes on human's alienation from the society is fascinating.

An interesting read. Really recommend it to others.
 

JannaSpencer

New Member
I love Sapiens by Yuval Noah Hariri. I don't exactly agree with a lot of the comments due to my own personal beliefs. But I found a lot very informative and a really good insight into how human beings have developed. Very interesting points made about how when we reach a luxury in our life rather than it being a luxury it becomes a necessity. Such as when postage was replaced with email. Email became a necessity. And has it really improved our lives on increased stress. Very interesting.

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