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Mark Manson is an American self-help author and blogger. As of 2019 he had authored three books, two of which, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, and Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, were The New York Times bestsellers.
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The Antidote
Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Oliver Burkeman - 2013-11-05 (first published in 2012)
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Success through failure, calm through embracing anxiety—a totally original approach to self-helpSelf-help books don't seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth—even if you can get it—doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as j...
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@luvo_makasi Yeah, awesome book.      source
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Eichmann in Jerusalem
A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)
Hannah Arendt - 2006-09-22 (first published in 1963)
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Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy th...
Mark Manson
@Ugo_UF Fascinating for stretches, boring for others. But overall an incredibly important book, imo.      source
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The True Believer
Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Eric Hoffer - 2019-08-06 (first published in 1951)
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“Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly.”    —New YorkerA stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer—the first and most famous of his books—was made into a bestseller when President Eisen...
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@RealMarkCecil One of the most quotable books I've ever read. I think about it often.      source
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The Overstory
A Novel
Richard Powers - 2019-04-02 (first published in 2018)
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The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wa...
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@moribell I loved this book.      source
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No Two Alike
Human Nature and Human Individuality
Judith Rich Harris - 2007-06-17 (first published in 2006)
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The author of the controversial book The Nurture Assumption tackles the biggest mystery in all of psychology: What makes people differ so much in personality and behavior? It can't just be "nature and nurture," because even identical twins who grow up together—same genes, same parents—have different personalities. And if psychologists can't explain...
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@TaylorPearsonMe Judith Rich Harris' book, "No Two Alike" is excellent and eye opening.      source
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Give People Money
How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World
Annie Lowrey - 2019-07-09 (first published in 2018)
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A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income--a stipend given to every citizen--and why it might be necessary in an age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology. Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your bank account, with nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy. But it has become...
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@EdN618 @BtcBlackthorne @AndrewYangVFA Check out the book, "Give People Money," by Annie Lowrey. It's a good overview of the arguments for it. I'm not 100% convinced but I see no alternative given the imminent mass automation around the corner.      source
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Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples
Harville Hendrix - 2019-01-22 (first published in 2007)
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The New York Times bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, now fully revised with a new forward and a brand new chapter.Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of people experience more satisfying relationships and is recommended every day by professional therapists and happy...
Mark Manson
I read Getting the Love You Want about 10 years ago and it blew me away.      source
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
John Gottman - 2015-05-05 (first published in 1999)
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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the ...
Mark Manson
Gottman’s written a bunch of relationship books but I found this to be the most accessible and best-written.      source
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The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman - 2015-01-01 (first published in 1990)
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In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting ...
Mark Manson
When my wife and I moved in together, I bought her a copy and we’ve had a number of conversations about our love languages ever since. It really is amazing how useful the concept is.      source
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Hold Me Tight
Sue Johnson - 2014-04-15
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Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond.This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson...
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It is a great run through of a) the emotional patterns that emerge when we’re hurt and experiencing relationship problems, and b) the conversations we can have to help heal those patterns. It’s an easy read. And also wildly popular. It’s my go-to recommendation for any relationship that is on the ropes.      source