8 books on the list
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How to Do Nothing
Resisting the Attention Economy
Discover a new way to connect with the environment and ourselves in this thrilling critique of productivity and technology. Dive into an action plan to resist capitalism's hold on our attention and find meaning in the process. This book sheds light on what we've been too distracted to see in ourselves and the world around us.
I’ve only read 3 pages & I’m so grateful to Jenny Odell for writing this book for my heart & soul. – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaEzra KleinChristopher MimsPeter BoghossianRhodri MarsdenBryan FormhalsRuss PoldrackJuliana Castro Varón
The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
"Consolations" is a poetic and philosophical exploration of 52 everyday words that offer new perspectives on the human experience, from "Alone" to "Work." Author David Whyte invites readers to consider the deeper meaning and context of these words, and how they influence our lives. This book is a beautiful and thought-provoking meditation on vulnerability, honesty, joy, pain, and more, offering a new lens through which to view the world.
@zenintherockies I love that book. – source
The Four Agreements
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Transform your life with The Four Agreements, a powerful code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom. Discover the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. This New York Times bestseller has sold over 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone, and has been translated into 40 languages worldwide. Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, and other spiritual leaders praise the book's simple yet powerful message, making it a must-read for anyone seeking true happiness and love.
@BruceVH One of my all time favorite books. – source
Also recommended byEllen DeGeneresWiz KhalifaJoe RoganKarlie KlossJack DorseyCarlos SantanaDaniel NegreanuMarc Lamont HillTrevor NcubePaul Castain9 others
The Heroine with 1001 Faces
Explore the hidden history of heroines in The Heroine with 1,001 Faces by Maria Tatar. This groundbreaking book challenges the traditional model of male-centric heroism and reveals how heroines, often overlooked and wielding unconventional weapons, have worked to secure fairness in their worlds. With examples ranging from ancient tales to modern favorites like Hermione Granger and Starr Carter, Tatar demonstrates the value of courage, defiance and care in the pursuit of social justice. This powerful and thought-provoking work illuminates a new path for heroism and inspires readers to embrace empathy and compassion.
@mariamtatar I saw you speak at a Myth Salon a few weeks ago. I’m digging into your book. So very rich and inspiring. Thank you for all you do. – source
The Way Of Transition
Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments
The Way Of Transition offers a personal and spiritual examination of the pain and challenge of transition, written by an expert on the topic. The author, Bill Bridges, reflects on his own experiences and offers insights into how events such as marriage, death, change of vocation, tragedy, and crisis can offer opportunities for personal growth. Without resorting to self-help clichés, Bridges weaves the writings of Tolstoy, Herman Hesse, Emily Dickinson, Carl Jung, and Anäaut;is Nin into his work to create a compelling and accessible read.
@anne_theriault William Bridges has a great book about it called The Way of Transitions. Helped me cope with that messy betwixt & between place. – source
Also recommended byClaire Díaz-Ortiz
The Grapes of Wrath
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a powerful and intimate portrayal of the Great Depression era, following one Oklahoma family's journey west in search of a better life. The struggles of the Joads are a raw and emotional portrayal of the division between the haves and have-nots in America, and the fight for equality and justice. An American classic that captures the human dignity and stoical strength of one woman, and the fierce reaction of one man to injustice. This edition includes an introduction and notes by a Steinbeck scholar.
@KenJennings @VaguelyFunnyDan Such a powerful book. – source
Also recommended byNelson MandelaElizabeth TsurkovNatalie ShureHarry Khachatrian
If You Want to Write
A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
Discover the art of writing and living with If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland. This philosophy book offers wisdom that will inspire and encourage both beginner and seasoned writers. Ueland believes that everyone has something important to say, and her words will guide you in unleashing your creativity and embracing your individuality.
@nandemo_ii_ @screencrafting Love this book. – source
Also recommended byGuy Kawasaki
Breaking in, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business
Learn how to break into and thrive in the entertainment industry with Working Actor. Written by veteran character actor David Dean Bottrell, this guide is filled with practical information and insider advice for any aspiring or established artist. Bottrell draws on his 35+ years of experience in showbiz, having worked on hit TV shows like Modern Family and The Blacklist, written for major studios like Paramount and Disney, and taught at prestigious institutions like UCLA and AADA. With a humorous, tell-it-like-it-is tone, Working Actor covers everything from getting started to finding an agent, making it an essential read for anyone looking to succeed in the fabulous trenches of show business.
This book is fantastic. I had David aka @QuitcherBitchyn on @WakingAmerDream a few months ago. He is a wealth of wisdom for actors & people in entertainment industry! – source