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Tuesdays with MorrieMitch AlbomMy favorite - a book about lifeSnow White Bui||||
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The Opposite of LoneleinessMarina Keegankind of biography but also fiction, nonfiction. A series of essays by a student who died shortly after graduationOlivia Nicolaus
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Call of the MildLily Raff McCalouOn hunting--perspectives from a woman who didn't come from a hunting family; part journalism about hunting culture in the U.S. and part memoirIan Tran
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A Sand County AlmanaacAldo LeopoldMemoir/environmental ethics on mankind's relationship with the earth. Collection of essays by Aldo Leopold on our relationship with the land and outdoors--posits considering the land and its inhabitants as a community like neighbors (Land Ethic)Ian Tran|
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Man's search for meaningVictor FranklPsychiatrist that survived the Holocaust - gave me a reason to push past my most difficult times in lifeNihal Satyadev|
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How to slowly kill yourself and others in AmericaKiese LaymonBook of essaysZoë Barth-Werb
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My Share of the Task
Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Memoir by Gen. Stanley McChrystal.Ian Tran
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Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern
Francine ProseThe niece of the founder of the NYC Guggenheim was also a museum curator (been to her house in Venice?) and lived an interesting life. Olivia Amter
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Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American PrisonShaka SenghorIncredible memoir which embodies perserverance, faith and knowing ones self. It highlights the significant impact that knowledge (which comes in many forms) has on an individual. What it highlights most? It is NEVER where you start...but HOW.....you finish.Samantha J. Kendrick
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Womenomics
Claire Shipman and Katty Kay
This book helped me when I made the heartwrenching decision to leave my job. Full title is: Womenomics: 1) Write your own rules for success, and 2) How to Stop Juggling and Struggling and Finally Start Living and Working the Way You Really Want. My video review: https://youtu.be/pLVEulB51-MJenney Szeto
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The Universe Has Your BackGabby BernsteinThis is a spiritual book and helped me through a really tough time I went through this past year. My video review: https://youtu.be/auOZa_dpTHg Jenney Szeto
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The Four AgreementsDon Miguel RuizThis is a MUST READ on many people's lists. When practicing these agreements, you'll notice your life and interactions with others will change for the better. The Four Agreements are:
1. Be Impeccable with your Word
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
4. Always Do Your Best
Jenney Szeto
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The Wart of ArtSteven PressfieldPressfield talks about resistance and overcoming fear in pursuing your creative pursuits. A book I recommend to all of my clients!Catherine Wood
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The Artist's WayJulia CameronA guide to connecting and unleashing your creativityCatherine Wood
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The Last LectureRandy PauschA Carnegie-Mellon Professor gives lessons about life, upon finding out that he only has a few months to live
Jadayah Spencer Muhammad
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