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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Harmony View Post
    Good to know that there is also another reader of Stephen Hawking. I like "The Universe in a Nutshell". It is a quite interesting study beginning at Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity up to the time curves and the bran world.
    I have only started to read his books, but I want more.
    “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." A.C. Doyle

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    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
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    My all-time fav:
    Madeleine Bourdouxhe, a la recherche de marie. A very good book for women. I know it has only been published in its original language, French, and in German. But I'd love it to be translated into English. Not only was Mrs Bourdouxhe a very down-to-earth writer, who knew when it was time to be realistic in her writings, but also her spelling style is absolutely amazing! I enjoyed every frigging line. I just loved all of her books a lot, but a la recherche de marie was the best.

    I wish we were all rose-colored too
    My rose-colored boy

    You say, "We gotta look on the bright side"
    I say, "Well, maybe if you wanna go blind"
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    Planet of the Apes in a nutshell: A bunch of hairy socialists oppress scantily clad libertarians in a post Apocalyptic shithole.

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    Maybe it’s tacky of me but Dawkins’ The Greatest Show On Earth
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    I can instantly think of two books.

    First "How I found freedom in an unfree world" by Harry Browne.
    It is about escaping various traps in life and living the life that YOU want, rather than having your life dictated by others or by unchallenged assumptions.

    The other book is "The triumph of emptiness by Mats Alvesson.
    It basically tears contemporary society to shreds. His observations about the state of education is particularity interesting.
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    Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Even if you're not into yoga, there's some life changing insight and wisdom on spirituality and life in general. And even though yoga stems from Hindhu/Vedic philosophy, there's no promotion for any specific religion by Yogananda, so it's accessible for anyone. I really think this is one of those books that everyone should read at least once.
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    I'm fascinated by how therapists treat or fix troubled people and these books contain some very interesting cases.

    The Love Bug and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Dan Briddell

    The Man With The Beautiful Voice by Lillian B. Rubin

    Tales From a Traveling Couch: Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients by Robert U. Akeret
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    Blue Highways By William Least Heat-Moon immediately comes to mind. Also pretty much anything by Bill Bryson.
    "And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now."
    -Rilke

    "I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing."
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