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Timothy Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, author, and podcaster.
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This Is How You Lose the Time War
Amal el-Mohtar - 2020-03-17
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Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unli...
Tim Ferriss
I haven't read the bottom book, but the top three are all INCREDIBLE.      source
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Stories of Your Life and Others
Ted Chiang - 2002-07-05
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Ted Chiang's first published story, "Tower of Babylon," won the Nebula Award in 1990. Subsequent stories have won the Asimov's SF Magazine reader poll, a second Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992. Story for story, he is the m...
Tim Ferriss
I haven't read the bottom book, but the top three are all INCREDIBLE.      source
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The Overstory
A Novel
Richard Powers - 2019-04-02 (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...
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NEW blog post is up! Richard Powers’ The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, is an incredible book. It’s beautiful and brutal, poetic and therapeutic. (1/4) 👇      source
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Of Wolves and Men
Barry Holstun Lopez - 1979-09-01 (first published in 1978)
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Originally published in 1978, this classic exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with and understanding of wolves returns with a new afterword by the author.Humankind's relationship with the wolf is the sum of a spectrum of responses ranging from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez’s classic, careful study has won praise from a wide ra...
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Incredible book.      source
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An Army of Davids
How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths
Glenn Reynolds - 2007-02-01 (first published in 2006)
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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when large companies and powerful governments reigned supreme over the little guy. But new technologies are empowering individuals like never before, and the Davids of the world-the amateur journalists, musicians, and small businessmen and women-are suddenly making a huge economic and social impact.In Ar...
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@scottbelsky Already the title of a very on-point book by Glenn Reynolds (@glennhreynolds)!      source
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American Gods
A Novel
Neil Gaiman - 2017-03-28 (first published in 2001)
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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an a...
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@schenkcc I read it long ago but LOVED the book.      source
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On Writing
A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King - 2020-06-02 (first published in 2000)
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Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King. Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly ...
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@TimMaurer Great book!      source
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How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Michael Pollan - 2019-05-14 (first published in 2018)
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New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how LS...
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One of my favorite books of the last five years.      source
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Already Free
Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation
Bruce Tift Ma Lmft - 2015-06-01 (first published in 2011)
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Why are more and more psychotherapists embracing meditation practice, while so many Buddhists are exploring psychology? "Both psychology and Buddhism seek to provide freedom from suffering," explains Bruce Tift, "yet each offers a completely different approach for reaching this goal." In Already Free, Tift opens a fresh and provocative dialogue bet...
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The book "Awareness" by Anthony de Mello and another book called "Already Free"      source
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The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
Anthony de Mello - 1992-05-01 (first published in 1990)
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The heart of Anthony de Mello's bestselling spiritual message is awareness. Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, de Mello's words of hope come together in Awareness in a grand synthesis.In short chapters for reading in quiet moments at home or at the office, he cajoles and challenge...
Tim Ferriss
The book "Awareness" by Anthony de Mello and another book called "Already Free"      source
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
Consciousness Medicine by Françoise Bourzat
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You by Tim Kreider
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P. Feynman
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Principles by Ray Dalio
Play for a Living by Charlie Hoehn
Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan
The Moth Presents All These Wonders by Catherine Burns
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron
Arrival by Ted Chiang
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
One Simple Idea by Stephen Key
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Hansel and Gretel Oversized Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman
Levels of the Game by John McPhee
On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Play It Away by Charlie Hoehn
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Lying by Sam Harris
The Healing Journey by Claudio Naranjo
We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
More Money Than God by Sebastian Mallaby
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
Level 3 by Pearson Education
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson
Open by Andre Agassi
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
Rework by Jason Fried
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
Biography of the Dollar by Craig Karmin
Emergency by Neil Strauss
Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Little, Big by John Crowley
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Getting Real by Jason Fried
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
The Art of Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
Getting Past No by William Ury
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Simple & Direct by Jacques Barzun
Plants of the Gods by Richard Evans Schultes
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
How to Make Millions with Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca