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David Elitch is an American musician best known for his work with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta. David Elitch moved from Sebastopol, California to Los Angeles and later joined hard rock band Daughters of Mara.
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A Brief History of Everything
by Ken Wilber (May 01, 2017)
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A new edition of the best-selling work from one of the most forward-thinking and important philosophers of our time. Join one of the greatest contemporary philosophers on a breathtaking tour of time and the Kosmos--from the Big Bang right up to the eve of the twenty-first century. This accessible and entertaining summary of Ken Wilber's great ideas...
Mindfulness, 25th anniversary edition
by Ellen J. Langer (Oct 14, 2014)
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Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviors lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life. In this thought-provoking book, her research has been "translated" for the lay reader. With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless--as oppos...
Dave Elitch
So good.     source
Tenth of December
by George Saunders (Jan 07, 2014)
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Tenth of December is the most honest, moving, and critically acclaimed collection yet from George Saunders, one of the most important writers of his generation. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, the characters vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep...
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Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself
How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
by Dr. Joe Dispenza (Feb 15, 2013)
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You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In ...
An Autobiography
by Andre Agassi (Aug 10, 2010)
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight...
Dave Elitch
Phenomenal.     source
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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...
Dave Elitch
I tell everyone I teach to get The Art of Learning.     source
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl (Jun 01, 2006)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Society of the Spectacle
by Guy Debord (Apr 03, 2005)
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century. An essential text, and the main theoretical work of the situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's up to the present, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape ...
Facing Love Addiction
Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
by Pia Mellody (Apr 29, 2003)
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In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addiction, bestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love. Through twelve-step work, exercises, and journal-keeping, Faci...
Zen in the Art of Archery
by Eugen Herrigel (Jan 26, 1999)
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The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account.This book is the result of the author’s six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man’s journey to complete abandonment of ‘the self’ and the Wes...
Dave Elitch
I give this book to people all the time.     source
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The Inner Game of Tennis
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
by W. Timothy Gallwey (May 27, 1997)
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The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played....
Dave Elitch
It had a huge effect.     source
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A World Lit Only by Fire
The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance
by William Manchester (Jun 01, 1993)
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Categories: HistoryNonfiction
From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to t...
The Image
A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
by Daniel J. Boorstin (Sep 01, 1992)
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First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of “pseudo-events”—events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported—and the contemporary definition of celebrity as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.” Since then Daniel J. Boorstin’s prophetic...
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
by Raymond Carver (Jun 09, 1992)
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With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time....
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...
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Generation X
by Douglas Coupland (Mar 15, 1991)
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Generation X is Douglas Coupland's acclaimed salute to the generation born in the late 1950s and 1960s--a generation known vaguely up to then as "twentysomething."Andy, Claire, and Dag, each in their twenties, have quit "pointless jobs done grudgingly to little applause" in their respective hometowns and cut themselves adrift on the California dese...
Dave Elitch
Great social commentary from the early ‘90s.     source
Ways of Seeing
Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art)
by John Berger (Nov 30, 1990)
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John Bergers Classic Text on ArtJohn Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at...
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The Awakening of Intelligence
by Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 06, 1987)
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This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti’s teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher’s thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of ‘cosmic consciousness; the problem of go...
The Brutality of Fact
Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester (1987-11-23)