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Halothane
06-28-2009, 09:29 PM
1 - James Allen, As a Man Thinketh *
2 - The Dhammapada *
3 - Lao-Tzu, Tao-te Ching *
4 - Henry David Thoreau, Walden*
5- Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival

* Can be found on the internet

Add more along the way....

arkitek03
06-28-2009, 09:48 PM
I'm a fan of John Grisham. "The Appeal" and "The Broker" are awesome reads.

JolietKev
06-29-2009, 05:43 AM
An American Tragedy by Dreiser!

x Idealist x
06-29-2009, 05:59 AM
Way of the peaceful warrior -Dan Millman

This book literally changed my entire perspective on what is important in life, by far the best 12.99 I every spent in Barnes and Noble!

DesertSider
06-29-2009, 06:00 AM
The Prophet -Kahlil Gibran. It's only about 30 pages.

JeepCreeper
06-29-2009, 06:55 AM
Way of the peaceful warrior -Dan Millman

This book literally changed my entire perspective on what is important in life, by far the best 12.99 I every spent in Barnes and Noble!

I liked the book. The movie, not so much.

Nainoa
06-29-2009, 12:17 PM
Way of the peaceful warrior -Dan Millman

This book literally changed my entire perspective on what is important in life, by far the best 12.99 I every spent in Barnes and Noble!

Yeah I found "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior" at just the right time in my life.

Personally while I find the early parts of the book insightful and enlightening... The end tends to get a little too New Age Funky for my tastes... And I'm even a "Cultural Creative."

*****

Another good book to add into the Mix is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."

Even though it was written Decades ago it illuminates a lot of things about the quality people choose to live their lives by, that is extremely applicable to the current era.

That book really helped me to learn how to "Interact with my reality" instead of "React to my circumstances."

Xler8d
06-29-2009, 02:13 PM
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.

ONpump17
06-29-2009, 02:38 PM
i know im only 16, but if anyone is into historical fiction,

"The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
and the sequel "World Without End"

are AMAZING
especially TPOTE. it is SO masterfully written, its like a literal orgasm, just drawn out slowly.

Nainoa
06-29-2009, 02:42 PM
i know im only 16, but if anyone is into historical fiction,

"The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
and the sequel "World Without End"

are AMAZING
especially TPOTE. it is SO masterfully written, its like a literal orgasm, just drawn out slowly.

A good book for Historical Fiction...

Mila 18... Based on the Polish Ghettos of Warsaw during WWII.

*****

I mean people complain about how bad things are now, and how tough life is...

Gives you a different perspective when it comes to what "Tough" really is.

ONpump17
06-29-2009, 02:59 PM
A good book for Historical Fiction...

Mila 18... Based on the Polish Ghettos of Warsaw during WWII.

*****

I mean people complain about how bad things are now, and how tough life is...

Gives you a different perspective when it comes to what "Tough" really is.

thanks, id rep but it doesnt really make sense.

bresine
06-30-2009, 06:50 AM
Arnold Swarzenegger: The Encylepedia of Body Building

this book changed my life

dunkalicious
06-30-2009, 06:55 AM
"breakfast of champions-the secret of sport farmacology"

txw
06-30-2009, 06:57 AM
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

lee__d
06-30-2009, 09:56 AM
a clockwork orange - burgess
1984 - orwell
cathcer in the rye - salinger
great gatsby - fitzgerald

dexter series of books - lindsay

watchmen - moore

Clifford-James
06-30-2009, 10:27 PM
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe.

Old english literature and a great story. If you ever saw "cast away" you will like this book. The movie is loosely based off the book.

-Lucifer
07-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Arnold Swarzenegger: The Encylepedia of Body Building

this book changed my life
I just ordered it last night. Can't wait for it to arrive!

Also, Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is a good one.

Nainoa
07-01-2009, 08:28 AM
cathcer in the rye - salinger


I make it a point to read TCitR once a year.

Great book to entertain the brain... And kind of remind you of the stupidity of being an angstful youth.

YGBodybuilder
07-01-2009, 11:05 AM
warrior of the light

Jarhead274
07-02-2009, 07:02 PM
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Everyone should read it at least once.

zbrewha863
07-05-2009, 12:06 AM
I love Hemmingway, he has a few that are very inspirational as well, my two favorites are The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea.

andre.krec
07-06-2009, 12:12 AM
FOUTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

/thread

"The question isn't who's going to let me - it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand

Tom2014
01-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Solitary Fitnes.

Yoshioi
01-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Mastery - Robert Greene (Teaches us that repetition, technique and skill leads us to many places)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Kaley (Gives us a better perspective of the civil rights and reminds us our mind is our greatest weapon)
The Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding - Arnold (Need I say anything about this book)
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (A Sci-Fi story that one day could be a reality)

wolf23447
01-26-2014, 06:40 PM
The last lecture
Outliers
Damn Few
Lone Survivor(better than movie)
Catcher in the Rye