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Safi Bahcall

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Safi R. Bahcall is an American physicist, technologist, business executive, and author.
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Essays After Eighty
Donald Hall - 2015-11-03
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"Alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny."—New York Times “Deliciously readable . . . Donald Hall, if abandoned by the muse of poetry, has wrought his prose to a keen autumnal edge.” — Wall Street Journal   His entire life, Donald Hall dedicated himself to the written word, putting together a storied career as a poet, essayist, and memoirist. ...
Safi Bahcall
Has incredible word choice and rhythm and pacing.      source
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Joyful Wisdom
Embracing Change and Finding Freedom
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche - 2010-03-02 (first published in 2009)
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Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living, was a New York Times bestseller hailed as “compelling, readable, and informed” (Buddhadharma) and praised by Richard Gere, Lou Reed, and Julian Sc...
Safi Bahcall
I’ve probably given Joyful Wisdom to more people than I can count. It essentially captures the idea of making friends with your thoughts, rather than trying to suppress them.      source
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The Art of Learning
An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
Josh Waitzkin - 2008-05-27 (first published in 2007)
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In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of ni...
Safi Bahcall
I actually loved The Art of Learning.      source
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How Life Imitates Chess
Garry Kasparov - 2008-03-01 (first published in 2001)
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One of the most successful chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov shares his insights into life as a game of strategy, drawing on his own story as well as examples from the worlds of business and politics....
Safi Bahcall
The author is the longest-reigning chess champion in history. He wrote How Life Imitates Chess where he breaks down what he did.      source
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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov - 1996-12-09 (first published in 1995)
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From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination. T...
Safi Bahcall
When I opened The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov up to at random page, and I started reading his sentences, my jaw dropped. I didn’t know the English language could do that.      source