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Bryan Callen is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Callen initiated his career as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv.
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The Looming Tower
Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright (Aug 21, 2007)
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A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from inc...
Bryan Callen
I love Lawrence Wright.     source
The Power of Myth
by Joseph Campbell (Jun 01, 1991)
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The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his though...
Bryan Callen
Joseph Campbell was the first person to really open my eyes to the compassionate side of life, or of thought.     source
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Dave Elitch
The Art of Learning
An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
by Josh Waitzkin (May 27, 2008)
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In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of ni...
Bryan Callen
I probably have recommended The Art of Learning and 'The 4-Hour Body' more than any other books.     source
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell (Jul 27, 2008)
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Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbells revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heros Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all...
Bryan Callen
Joseph Campbell was the first person to really open my eyes to the compassionate side of life, or of thought.     source
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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo
by Friedrich Nietzsche (Dec 16, 1989)
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The Genealogy of Morals consists of three essays exploring morality and its origins where Nietzsche makes ample use of his training as a philologist. These works contain Nietzsche's most thorough and clear expression of his psychological philosophy. This edition includes Ecce Homo, Nietzsche's review of his life and works, with the exception of The...
Bryan Callen
The equivalent of intellectual red meat.     source
Fiasco
The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005
by Thomas E. Ricks (Jul 31, 2007)
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The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. Thomas E. Ricks, senior Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post, puts forth in Fiasco a masterful reckoning with the planning & execution of the American military invasion & occupation of Iraq, now with a preface on recent deve...
Bad Science
by Ben Goldacre (Oct 12, 2010)
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Categories: ScienceNonfiction
Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in bioche...
Bryan Callen
Great book.     source
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Charles Poliquin
Going Clear
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
by Lawrence Wright (Nov 05, 2013)
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A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack, the Looming Tower. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawr...
Bryan Callen
I love Lawrence Wright .     source
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Joe Rogan
Symposium
by Plato (Jan 29, 2019)
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พบกับผลงานซึ่งแสดงให้เห็นถึงความสามารถทางด้านการประพันธ์ของเพลโตที่นอกเหนือจากจะลึกซึ้งด้วยปรัชญาความคิดแล้ว ยังเป็นตัวอย่างอันยอดเยี่ยมทางด้านวรรณศิลป์ เป็นตำราในประวัติศาสตร์ยุคก่อนที่กล่าวถึงเฉพาะเรื่องราวของความรักไว้อย่างน่าพิศวง หากคุณกำลังแสวงหาความหมายของความรัก คุณจะไม่ผิดหวังหากได้อ่านข้อเขียนของเมธียุคโบราณอย่างเพลโต...
The 4-Hour Chef
The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
by Timothy Ferriss (Nov 20, 2012)
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WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS?The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of...
The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 15, 2009)
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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero ma...
The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand (Apr 26, 2005)
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark p...
Bryan Callen
Sets these bold, stark characters—you could even call them Christ figures—and you think to yourself, 'I want to be that.'     source
The 4 Hour Body
An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 14, 2010)
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Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read? Is it possible to: Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?   Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book.The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive ...
Bryan Callen
I probably have recommended The Art of Learning and 'The 4-Hour Body' more than any other books.     source
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Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand (Aug 01, 1999)
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This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the worlds motor and the motive power of every man? Y...
Bryan Callen
Sets these bold, stark characters—you could even call them Christ figures—and you think to yourself, 'I want to be that.'     source