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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 - Nov 05, 2013 (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...
Mark Manson
Feb 16, 2021
@luvo_makasi Yeah, awesome book.      source
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Eichmann in Jerusalem
A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)
Hannah Arendt - Sep 22, 2006 (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
Jan 09, 2021
@Ugo_UF Fascinating for stretches, boring for others. But overall an incredibly important book, imo.      source
The True Believer
Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Eric Hoffer - Aug 06, 2019 (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...
Mark Manson
Nov 11, 2020
@RealMarkCecil One of the most quotable books I've ever read. I think about it often.      source
The Overstory
A Novel
Richard Powers - Apr 02, 2019 (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...
Mark Manson
Oct 14, 2020
@moribell I loved this book.      source
No Two Alike
Human Nature and Human Individuality
Judith Rich Harris - Jun 17, 2007 (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...
Mark Manson
May 14, 2020
@TaylorPearsonMe Judith Rich Harris' book, "No Two Alike" is excellent and eye opening.      source
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
John Gottman - May 05, 2015 (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
The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman - Jan 01, 2015 (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
Hold Me Tight
Dr. Sue Johnson - Apr 15, 2014
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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...
Mark Manson
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
Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
Harville Hendrix - Dec 26, 2007
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REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT? Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a...
Mark Manson
I read Getting the Love You Want about 10 years ago and it blew me away.       source