Book mentions in this thread

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    The Elephant in the Brain

    by Kevin Simler

    "This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well as venerated institutions like art, school, charity, medicine, politics, and religion"--
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    The Laws of Human Nature

    by Robert Greene

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    Emotional Intelligence

    by Daniel Goleman

  • Votes: 85

    Atomic Habits

    by James Clear

    James Clear presents strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that help lead to an improved life.
  • Votes: 78

    Beyond Order

    by Jordan B. Peterson

  • Votes: 74

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    by Daniel Kahneman

  • Votes: 72

    12 Rules for Life

    by Jordan B. Peterson

  • Votes: 55

    Never Split the Difference

    by Chris Voss

    A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.
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    Keeping Mentally Fit. A Guide to Everday Psychology.

  • Votes: 51

    Unlimited Memory

    by Kevin Horsley

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    Dark Psychology and Manipulation

    by William Cooper

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    by Malcolm Gladwell

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    A Brief History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking

    An anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the possibility of time travel and "wormholes" in space
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    The 48 Laws of Power

    by Robert Greene

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    Man's Search for Meaning

    by Viktor E. Frankl

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    The Body Keeps the Score

    by Bessel A. Van der Kolk

    Originally published by Viking Penguin, 2014.
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    The Happiness Hypothesis

    by Jonathan Haidt

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    The Dichotomy of the Self

    by Farah Smiley

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    by Carol S. Dweck

    Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.
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    50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

    by Scott O. Lilienfeld

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    How to Win Friends and Influence People

    by Dale Carnegie

    Provides suggestions for successfully dealing with people both in social and business situations
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    Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition

    by Dr. Dan Ariely

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    The Intelligence Trap

    by David Robson

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    by Marcus Aurelius

    The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.
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    The Psychology of Money - hardback

    by Morgan Housel

  • Votes: 12

    The Brothers Karamazov

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt.
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    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    by Lori Gottlieb

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    13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

    by Amy Morin

  • Votes: 9

    Crime and Punishment

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Votes: 8

    The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition

    by M. Scott Peck

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    by David Bock

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    This One Summer

    by Mariko Tamaki

  • Votes: 6

    The Righteous Mind

    by Jonathan Haidt

    Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.
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    by Malcolm Gladwell

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    The Psychology of Romantic Love

    by Nathaniel Branden

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    The Psychology of Self-Esteem

    by Nathaniel Branden

  • Votes: 5

    The Gift of Fear

    by Gavin de Becker

    In this work, Gavin de Becker shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including ideas on how to act when approached by a stranger.
  • Votes: 5

    Man and His Symbols

    by Carl G. Jung

    Explores Jung's psychological concepts regarding the nature, function and importance of man's symbols as they appear on both the conscious and subconscious level
  • Votes: 4

    War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

    by Leo Tolstoy

    Presents a new translation of the classic reflecting the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic Wars, in a book accompanied by an index of historical figures, textual annotation, a chapter summary, and an introduction.
  • Votes: 4

    The Happiness Trap

    by Russ Harris

    Draws on the principles Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to explain how mindfulness can overcome common emotional problems and help individuals escape self-defeating habits and rise above fears to create a richer, more meaningful life.
  • Votes: 4

    How the Mind Works

    by Steven Pinker

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    Money Mind

    by The Sick Economist

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    The Drama of the Gifted Child

    by Alice Miller

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    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    by Mark Manson

  • Votes: 4

    Choice Theory

    by William Glasser M.D.

    Dr. William Glasser offers a new psychology that, if practiced, could reverse our widespread inability to get along with one another, an inability that is the source of almost all unhappiness. For progress in human relationships, he explains that we must give up the punishing, relationship–destroying external control psychology. For example, if you are in an unhappy relationship right now, he proposes that one or both of you could be using external control psychology on the other. He goes further. And suggests that misery is always related to a current unsatisfying relationship. Contrary to what you may believe, your troubles are always now, never in the past. No one can change what happened yesterday.
  • Votes: 4

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    by Stephen R. Covey

    A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.
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    by Maxwell Maltz

    Previously published Wiltshire, 1967. Guide to personal health and success
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    by Susan Cain

    Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.
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    The Selfish Gene

    by Richard Dawkins

    With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.
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    The Time Paradox

    by Philip Zimbardo

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    The True Believer

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    Bullshit Jobs

    by David Graeber

  • Votes: 3

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    by Robert M Pirsig

    A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life. This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    by Thomas S. Kuhn

    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.
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    by Patty Newbold

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    Civilization and Its Discontents

    by Sigmund Freud

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    Me, Myself & I

    by Andy Kirkpatrick

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    by Robert M. Sapolsky

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    How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

    by Dale Carnegie

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    by Albert Bandura

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    Thinking in Bets

    by Annie Duke

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    No Mud, No Lotus

    by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Votes: 2

    The Psychology of Money

    by Morgan Housel

    Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money—investing, personal finance, and business decisions—is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.
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    Science And Human Behavior

    by B.F Skinner

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    Sun and Steel

    by Yukio Mishima

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    Turn the Ship Around!

    by L. David Marquet

    Outlines a model of leadership designed to overcome poor morale, low performance, and high turnover while building engaged, healthy teams.
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    I Don't Like Reading

    by Lisabeth Clark

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    The Coffee Bean

    by Jon Gordon

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    That's Not What I Meant!

    by Deborah Tannen

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    The Compound Effect

    by Darren Hardy

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    Biology of Humans

    by Judith Goodenough

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    The Noonday Demon

    by Andrew Solomon

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    Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Votes: 2

    A Whole New Mind

    by Daniel H. Pink

  • Votes: 2

    A New Earth

    by Eckhart Tolle

    Awaken your life's purpose in 2019 with the help of A New Earth, the international bestseller. 'An otherworldly genius' Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show _________ Are you ready to put aside ego and be awakened? Right now the world is filled with angry, raging egos. But there is a better way and in A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle provides the spiritual framework for all of us to move beyond ourselves in order to make this world a better, more evolved place to live. Shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society, Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over us during this new millennium, and reveals a path to happiness and health that every reader can follow. Awaken your purpose, discover your potential, and change your life. 'A wake up call for the entire planet. A New Earth helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be and to put ourselves in the now' Oprah Winfrey
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    Stumbling on Happiness

    by Daniel Gilbert

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    by Dr. Joseph Murphy

  • Votes: 1

    Intercultural Communication

    by Ingrid Piller

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    Surviving Schizophrenia, 7th Edition

    by E. Fuller Torrey

  • Votes: 1

    The Undoing Project

    by Michael Lewis

    Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield--both had important careers in the Israeli military--and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn't remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind.
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    The Silent Patient

    by Alex Michaelides

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    Attitude Is Everything

    by Jeff Keller

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    A Way of Being

    by Carl Rogers

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    How to Be Yourself

    by Ellen Hendriksen

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    The Power of Habit

    by Charles Duhigg

    Identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explaining how self-control and success are largely driven by habits and providing guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits.
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    Think and Grow Rich

    by Napoleon Hill

    An updated edition of the best-selling guide features anecdotes about such modern figures as Bill Gates, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, explaining how their examples can enable modern readers to pursue wealth and overcome personal stumbling blocks. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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    The Scout Mindset

    by Julia Galef

    A better way to combat knee-jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from cofounder and president of the Center for Applied Rationality and "Rationally Speaking" podcast host Julia Galef. Our brains lie to us. They've evolved to help us forget or ignore our painful mistakes, while fueling our irrational instincts. But what if we could train our minds to make more rational decisions, without any blow to our confidence? Julia Galef's insight is that most of us naturally have a "soldier" mindset. We protect our beliefs aggressively and ignore any evidence that we might be wrong. This happens when you read a headline suggesting an idea you support isn't as great as it's cracked up to be, and you immediately find flaws in the article. Your mind decides what you want to be true, so you concoct a justification for why, logically, that idea makes the most sense. Galef explains that to be more right more often, we need to approach ideas less like a soldier and more like a scout. A scout surveys the land, seeking accuracy and understanding to find all available information--good and bad--to gain a more holistic picture. While the soldier and the scout are both essential to an actual army, a scout mindset will benefit most of us more in decision-making. With fascinating stories ranging from Warren Buffett's investing strategies to subreddit threads and modern partisan politics, Galef explores why our brains deceive us and what we can do to change the way we think.
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    The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

    by Erving Goffman

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    Modern Man In Search of a Soul

    by Carl Jung

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    Mein Kampf

    by Adolf Hitler

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    The Origins and History of Consciousness (Princeton Classics, 9)

    by Erich Neumann

    The Origins and History of Consciousness draws on a full range of world mythology to show how individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as human consciousness as a whole. Erich Neumann was one of C. G. Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right. In this influential book, Neumann shows how the stages begin and end with the symbol of the Uroboros, the tail-eating serpent. The intermediate stages are projected in the universal myths of the World Creation, Great Mother, Separation of the World Parents, Birth of the Hero, Slaying of the Dragon, Rescue of the Captive, and Transformation and Deification of the Hero. Throughout the sequence, the Hero is the evolving ego consciousness. Featuring a foreword by Jung, this Princeton Classics edition introduces a new generation of readers to this eloquent and enduring work.
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    The Person and the Situation

    by Lee Ross

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    The Power of Now

    by Eckhart Tolle

    The author shares the secret of his own self-realization and the philosophy for living in the present he has developed.
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    Inner Engineering

    by Sadhguru

    "The founder of the Isha Foundation, an all-volunteer organization involved in large-scale humanitarian, educational, and environmental projects, Sadhguru is a thought leader on a epic scale. His mission is to improve the quality and experience of life, from the individual to the global. He has distilled a system of practices from the ancient yogic sciences that will deepen your perception and bring about a shift in the very way you experience your life, work, relationships, and the world you inhabit. It is a profound system of self-exploration and transformation, based on the radical premise that it is possible for a human being to evolve consciously. Unlike biological evolution, which happens without your conscious participation, spiritual evolution can happen consciously. All it takes is willingness."
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    The Magic of Thinking Big

    by David J. Schwartz

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    The Effective Manager

    by Mark Horstman

    The Effective Manager is a hands-on practical guide to great management at every level. Written by the man behind Manager Tools, the world's number-one business podcast, this book distills the author's 25 years of management training expertise into clear, actionable steps to start taking today.
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    If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients

    by Sheldon B. Kopp

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    The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition

    by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    What Do You Say After You Say Hello

    by Eric Berne

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    Bad Science

    by Ben Goldacre

    Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.
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    Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded)

    by Daniel G. Amen M.D.

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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    by Richard Bach

    Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.
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    Gomella's Neonatology, Eighth Edition

    by Tricia Gomella

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    How to Do the Work

    by Dr. Nicole LePera

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    On Killing

    by Dave Grossman

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    When I Say No, I Feel Guilty

    by Manuel J. Smith

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    The Mass Psychology of Fascism

    by Wilhelm Reich

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    Talking With Psychopaths and Savages

    by Christopher Berry-Dee

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    Poke the Box

    by Seth Godin

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    by Oscar Wilde

    A handsome, dissolute man who sells his soul for eternal youth is horrified to see the reflection of his degeneration in the distorted features of his portrait.
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    Beyond Winning

    by Robert H. Mnookin

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    The Book of Life

    by Jiddu Krishnamurti

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    Be Here Now

    by Ram Dass

    This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected. The enhanced edition of Be Here Now includes: Two guided video meditations, 30 minutes in length * Twenty minute video retrospective of Ram Dass' spiritual journey *The first chapter of Ram Dass' new book, Be Love Now
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    The Beginning of Infinity

    by David Deutsch

    A pioneer in the field of quantum computation explores the nature and progress of knowledge in the universe, arguing that humans are subject to the laws of physics but unlimited by what can be understood, controlled, and achieved.
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    When Nietzsche Wept

    by Irvin D. Yalom

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    God Knows Where I Am

    by Lynn Cartwright

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    The Courage To Be Disliked

    by Ichiro Kishimi

    The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a philosophy that's profoundly liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.
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    The Conscious Parent

    by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

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    The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

    by Julian Jaynes

    At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion -- and indeed our future.
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    Sacrosanct Intelligence

    by Culton Diase

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    The Rudest Book Ever

    by Shwetabh Gangwar

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    Letting Go

    by David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D

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    The Tipping Point

    by Malcolm Gladwell

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    Finding Flow

    by Mihaly Csikszentmihalhi

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    The Unabomber Manifesto

    by The Unabomber

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    What Happened to You?

    by Oprah Winfrey

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    You Can Heal Your Life

    by Louise Hay