Date of publication: 2017-07-09 00:08
Excellent choices, particularly Love in the Time of Cholera (my personal favorite and yes, it changed my life). I 8767 d add To Kill a Mockingbird as my second one of the few books I was 8766 forced 8767 to read in school that I truly, truly loved and couldn 8767 t get out of my head. My personal list comes pretty close to this one:
9. All 77 Things I Own (on Exile Lifestyle). Colin Wright, a good friend of ours, is the person who introduced us to minimalism. This post showed us a different kind of focus on life: a focus that wasn 8767 t about stuff, but about living a more meaningful life. Even though we don 8767 t aspire to have less than 655 things, Colin showed us it was possible to do so and inspired us to take our journey into minimalism. He also posted his subsequent 55 Things and 56 Things articles on his site.
For me, its Anthony Robbins books “Awaken the Giant Within” and “Unlimited Power”. I keep returning to these books for the past 65 years. Prior to that, my favorite one was “The Power of your subconscious mind” by Murphy. All 8 are my life changing ones!
--“I would imagine this book had a similar effect on a lot of people who read it. This book really changed the way I think and introduced me to a lot of really great information. I went on to read almost all of Robert Anton Wilson’s books. He was a great philosopher who wasn’t afraid to state his mind. He recently passed away and I know a lot of people will and are missing him. His greatest effect on me was the introduction of `maybe logic.'” — Cyen
It 8767 s a groundbreaking statement of and against humanity as a whole, about our past, our downfall, and how we must change this instant to change out future. It 8767 s changed how I think about the nations, international interaction, and the human race as not the only nor the most important creatures on this planet.
“I read this book as a teenager. I remember being completely fascinated with the Jewish culture portrayed in the novel, but the main impact came in the way Potok emphasized the values of intelligence, intellectual achievement, and compassion for others. I was incredibly moved by the conflict between these values, and find myself re-reading this novel and the sequel “The Promise” almost yearly for over 75 years.” — Judy
"As a teenager I was mystified by the audacity of the grand inquisitor. I’d never read such a succint indictment of faith. As I got to my twenties I read the whole book, but in my late twenties I began to appreciate it. I’ve never read a more powerful and realistic testament to faith in my life, and as I’ve grown, my reading of the book has grown with me." — Don
CATCHER IN THE RYE: 65 yrs old. I felt like I was Holden. discovered Bob Dylan around same time. spent summer in Manhattan, 6965, all 8 changed my life.
“Manchild in the promise land” by Claude Brown
this guy grew up in harlem briefly met Eleanor Roosevelt at a reform school, he went on to finish Law school. No matter how low your station in life you can rise above it.
As a Man Thinketh is a classic in the truest sense: few books have been so widely read, have stood the test of time so well, have had such an impact on generations of readers, and have carried such a simple, profound message: You are what you think.
Although decidedly irreligious, no book has had a more profound influence on my life than the so-called holy. It was exploring this treasured tome as a child that led me into the labryinth of a contemplative life, inspiring a love of words and wisdom alongside an enduring fascination with our ancient ancestors. This is, in my opinion, the most complete and compelling epic of the antique world, with profoundly beautiful works of philosophy and poetry hidden within it, such as even atheists can enjoy, and learn from despite themselves. Not even Shakespeare has had a greater influence on our literature, and no book influenced Shakespeare more.
One of the books that had and influence on me and opened my imagination would be the lord of the flies. This book had so many different character representing how different people can be and the themes the book portrays. I studied it in an english class in school, and i appreciate the literature.
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