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Neil Strauss

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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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Ulysses
James Joyce - Jun 15, 2020 (first published in 1922)
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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...
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The book that’s most influenced me.     source
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Meditations
Marcus Aurelius - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 180)
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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 Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful ...
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse - Jan 09, 2020 (first published in 1922)
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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...
On the Shortness of Life
Seneca - Mar 30, 2018 (first published in 2049)
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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...
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I give On the Shortness of Life away a lot.     source
Maxims
And Reflections Upon Man (Classic Reprint)
Francis Duke of la Rochefoucauld - May 01, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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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. ...
Nonviolent Communication
A Language of Life
Marshall B. Rosenberg - Sep 01, 2015 (first published in 1999)
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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
StrengthsFinder 2.0
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...
Journey to the End of the Night
Louis-Ferdinand Céline - May 17, 2006 (first published in 1932)
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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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One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Feb 21, 2006 (first published in 1967)
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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
Ask the Dust
John Fante - Feb 07, 2006 (first published in 1939)
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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...
Life Is Elsewhere
Milan Kundera - Jul 25, 2000 (first published in 1973)
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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...
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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
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
Under Saturn's Shadow by James Hollis