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Neil Darrow Strauss, also known by the pen names Style and Chris Powles is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter. He is best known for his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist."
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Nonviolent Communication
A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg (Sep 01, 2015)
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The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both ...
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The central idea is that, unbeknownst to us, there’s a lot of violence in the way we communicate with others—and with ourselves.     source
On the Shortness of Life
by Seneca (Mar 30, 2018)
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The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each oth...
Neil Strauss
I give On the Shortness of Life away a lot.     source
by Marcus Aurelius (Apr 07, 2020)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collectors Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful b...
Journey to the End of the Night
by Louis-Ferdinand Céline (May 17, 2006)
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Louis-Ferdinand Celine's revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel. Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism. This book shocked most crit...
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Under Saturn's Shadow
by James Hollis (Jan 31, 1994)
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Saturn was the infamous Roman god who ate his children in an attempt to stop them from usurping his power. Men throughout history have been psychologically and spiritually burdened by the Saturnian legacy, suffering from the corruption of empowerment, driven by their fear of women and other men, and wounding themselves and others. These and many ot...
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The book I’ve given most as a gift.     source
Ask the Dust
by John Fante (Feb 07, 2006)
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Ask the Dust is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young Italian-American writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown...
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Feb 21, 2006)
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One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude remains a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of ...
Neil Strauss
A good book to appreciate.     source
And Reflections Upon Man (Classic Reprint)
by Francis Duke of la Rochefoucauld (May 01, 2017)
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Excerpt from Maxims: And Reflections Upon ManThe family of La Rochefoucauld is one of the most ancient and illustrious in France. Its founder, according to Andrew Du Chesne, was one Foucauld, or Fulk, a cadet, as is supposed, of the house of Lusignan, or Lezignem, and connected with the ancient Dukes of Guienne, who appears, about the period A. D. ...
by Hermann Hesse (Oct 30, 2018)
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Herman Hesse's classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment. Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies--Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism--into a unique vision of...
The Painted Bird
by Jerzy Kosinski (Aug 09, 1995)
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Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Called by the Los Angeles Times "one of the most imposing novels of the decade," it was eventually translated into more than thirty languages.A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The P...
Neil Strauss
It's really dark, but it's 'un-put-down-able.'     source
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Life Is Elsewhere
by Milan Kundera (Jul 25, 2000)
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Kundera initially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence; an ironic epic that tenderly erodes sacrosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (fi...
Neil Strauss
I think it’s an analogy for that choice we all have in life: Are you going to fulfill your potential? Or, are you just going to give into the peer pressure of the moment and become nothing?     source
StrengthsFinder 2.0
by Tom Rath (Feb 01, 2007)
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Do You Do What You Do Best Every Day?Chances are, you don't. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book ignited a global conversation, while S...
by James Joyce (Jun 15, 2020)
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Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners in 1904. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. Captivat...
Neil Strauss
The book that’s most influenced me.     source
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