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Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope
Discover the real causes of depression and anxiety with this powerful book. Award-winning journalist Johann Hari takes readers on a journey to uncover the truth about mental health, revealing that almost everything we've been told about these conditions is incorrect. From an Amish community in Indiana to an uprising in Berlin, Hari's book presents new insights into the true causes of depression and anxiety, offering radical solutions for ending this epidemic.
I loved Lost Connections by Johan Hari. He does a masterful job of exposing what addiction really is and why most people don’t understand it. I’d been working on writing on this topic for years but never published what I’d written. Hari uncovered many of the same stories but did so much better than I could have. – source
Also recommended byB.J. Novak
A Brief History of Humankind
Discover the story of human history, from the first humans to walk the earth to today's modern society. Explore how we came to believe in gods, nations, and human rights, and how our societies were shaped by the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Sapiens covers it all, using insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics to challenge our beliefs about what it means to be human. Are we happier now than we were before? Can we change our behavior and influence the future? Dr. Yuval Noah Harari's provocative and wide-ranging book will challenge the way you think about our species and our place in the world.
I couldn’t put Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari down. I found Harari’s writing to be engaging yet academic and authoritative—that’s not easy to do. It inspired me to see if my writing could have a similar impact. – source
Also recommended byBill GatesHrithik RoshanAshton KutcherChris EvansRichard BransonPewDiePieMark ZuckerbergJessica AlbaJoe RoganKarlie Kloss39 others
In a dystopian future where the printed book is illegal, Guy Montag is a fireman whose job is to burn them along with any houses hiding them. But when he meets an eccentric young woman, he begins to question everything he knows. Ray Bradbury's classic explores a world where television dominates and books are considered dangerous. This edition includes personal essays by the author, critical essays by acclaimed writers, and rare manuscript pages and sketches from Bradbury's archive.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury stuck with me for a long while. I think it cemented in my mind how ideas can be a tool for change. – source
Also recommended byTim FerrissHarry Khachatrian
Addiction Proof Your Child
A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies
Guide Your Child to a Safe Future: An effective and unconventional approach to combat addiction. This book teaches parents how to instill skills and values that will protect their children and keep experimentation harmless. Help your child lead a healthy life by addiction-proofing them with this insightful guide.
Addiction-Proof Your Child by Stanton Peele is a pretty obscure book, but it’s fantastic! I’m a fan of Stanton Peele’s research. – source