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  • Anyone read a life changing book lately?

    Mine was Awareness - Anthony de Mello. And of course PB not long ago.

    Getting that feeling now of wanting to curl up with a good book...

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    If I keep it to the life-changing ones, the last one was the PB. Although, technically, this website got to me first and I read the book to be thorough.
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • #3
      The MDA website converted me also. I read the book a few months after I went primal. The book that really, really changed my thinking is Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It by Gary Taubes. He explained so much stuff that I had been wondering about for years. He is such a great writer, able to break down complicated ideas so that anyone can understand them. But I like science a lot.
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • #4
        Perfect Health Diet - 2nd edition. The first was good also, but I really like this 2nd edition. And a great section on fasting with info I don't think I have read before, at least it didnt sink in if I had.

        Mark wrote the forward for this book.
        65lbs gone and counting!!

        Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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        • #5
          Good Calories, Bad Calories. Just re-reading it now. Total perspective reversal, especially for a health care professional.

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          • #6
            I wouldn't say life changing but... lets see the best books I've read this year in no particular order...

            Modern/fantasy
            The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

            Sci-fi/space opera
            Star Force series by B. V. Larson
            Troy Rising series by John Ringo
            The Way series by Greg Bear (I'd read Eon over a decade ago, but read all of them last month)
            Looking Glass series by John Ringo , Travis Taylor
            Footfall by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
            Starswarm by Jerry Pournelle
            Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
            The Void Triology by Peter F. Hamilton
            Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton
            Spin series by Robert Charles Wilson
            Mote in God's Eye series by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

            Military non-fiction
            No Easy Day by Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer ( The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden)
            We Were One by Patrick K. O'Donnell (Shoulder-to-Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah)
            House to House by Staff Sergeant David Bellavia with John Bruning (first-hand account of 11 days during second battle of Fallujah)
            Roberts Ridge by Malcolm MacPherson (About an encounter on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan)
            American Sniper by Chris Kyle , Scott McEwan (Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History)
            Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell, John Bruning (account of the U.S. Army's legendary 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan)
            Joker One by Donovan Campbell (A Marine Platoon's Story )

            Tech fiction that could easily become non-fiction in the next year-10 years
            Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez
            Daemon series by Daniel Suarez

            Auto-Biography/Biogarphy
            Gorwing Up Amish by my friend Ira Wagler
            The Elephant to Hollywood by Michael Caine
            God, No! by Penn Jillette
            Up Till Now by William Shatner, David Fisher
            Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
            iWoz by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith

            Misc
            Last Templar series by Raymond Khoury
            World Without End and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
            The Millenium Triology by Stieg Larsson
            -Ryan Mercer my blog and Genco Peptides my small biz

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            • #7
              Sorry, I can't, just can't read non fiction.

              Right now I'm 120 pages into Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I got it after reading somewhere on this forum that reading the novel has been a life changing experience for them.

              Unfortunately so far I can't really get into it. It's a huge volume, so maybe it will grow on me, eventually.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                Sorry, I can't, just can't read non fiction.

                Right now I'm 120 pages into Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I got it after reading somewhere on this forum that reading the novel has been a life changing experience for them.

                Unfortunately so far I can't really get into it. It's a huge volume, so maybe it will grow on me, eventually.
                Atlas is hard to get into, there is a good audio version of it which might help, the production value is pretty good. It's something you really need to read/listen to a few times too to appreciate it... which makes it even harder to suffer through.
                -Ryan Mercer my blog and Genco Peptides my small biz

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                  Sorry, I can't, just can't read non fiction.

                  Right now I'm 120 pages into Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I got it after reading somewhere on this forum that reading the novel has been a life changing experience for them.

                  Unfortunately so far I can't really get into it. It's a huge volume, so maybe it will grow on me, eventually.
                  aynranddouchebag.jpg

                  You can stop reading.

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                  • #10
                    Okay, seriously...

                    Those Terrible Middle Ages! by Regine Pernoud

                    Stupid title. Is translated from the French, and for some reason American publishers thought the book needed a snappier name. Basically, everything you were taught in school about the Middle Ages was completely wrong. Puts all of world history in a different perspective.

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                    • #11
                      Spanish Fly, written by Will Ferguson. A novel about con men in the American Southwest during the Great Depression, this book has given me back the feeling I had as a child, that the world is full of trap doors and tricks and, if not magic, then mystery.
                      My Walk From West Coast to East Coast

                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread81011.html

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                      • #12
                        The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
                        You can watch a small portion of the last lecture on you tube, but the book is better.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cmlloyd View Post
                          The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
                          You can watch a small portion of the last lecture on you tube, but the book is better.
                          hey I actually found the full video of the lecture floating around and it was quite inspirational - glad I watched it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                            Sorry, I can't, just can't read non fiction.

                            Right now I'm 120 pages into Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I got it after reading somewhere on this forum that reading the novel has been a life changing experience for them.

                            Unfortunately so far I can't really get into it. It's a huge volume, so maybe it will grow on me, eventually.
                            Absolutely one of my all time favorite books. I've probably read it once every five to 10 years since 1972. There is one odd little roadblock - an 80something page speech which isn't easy to get through, but which defines a lot of her philosphy. I also love The Fountainhead and it's a much easier read with many of the same principles and good strong characters.

                            Haven't read anything life changing lately. Someone silly gifted me with about 10 or more magazine subscriptions last xmas, and I'm bombarded monthly with those. Fortunately I've been seeing a lot of "this is your last issue," recently.
                            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                            B*tch-lite

                            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                              Sorry, I can't, just can't read non fiction.

                              Right now I'm 120 pages into Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I got it after reading somewhere on this forum that reading the novel has been a life changing experience for them.

                              Unfortunately so far I can't really get into it. It's a huge volume, so maybe it will grow on me, eventually.
                              I liked The Fountainhead but had a hard time getting into Atlas Shrugged. My gripe is that, for a stoic infinitely-capable guy, John Galt is remarkably verbose! You would picture him as a man who appreciated brevity. But when Galt finally shows up, he blabs for pages and pages. He could've said what he wanted to say in a paragraph.

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