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    Anyone read a life changing book lately?

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    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.

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    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.
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    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!!

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

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    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
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    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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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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    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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