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    ooh that reminds me...The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Read it when I was 13, got me heavily interested in abnormal psych, and also ended up writing my essay for my senior AP Lit exam on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Other influencial books:

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell (intuition, instinct, and prejudice)
    A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson (everything! Love of learning)
    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (appreciation of truly great literature and inspiration to read more)
    The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank (life and human nature)
    Lord of the Flies - William Golding (human nature)
    The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien (effects of war, emotional truth, different approaches to writing)
    The Case for Israel - Alan Dershowitz (rethinking personal views)
    I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You - Roger R. Pearman (my first intro to MBTI)
    I like.

    One I was surprised to like was Marcus Aurelius's Meditations

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