The Fall (Albert Camus)
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“Elegantly styled, Camus’ profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer’s confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.”
New Books Playground says: The Fall was our first Camus and we’re not sure whether we really got it. Continue reading…
Thy Neighbor’s Wife (Gay Talese)
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“An intimate personal odyssey across America’s changing sexual landscape:
When first published, Gay Talese’s 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor’s Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of suburbia—through the development of the porn industry, the rise of the ‘swinger’ culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of ‘ordinary’ people. Continue reading…
Why We Should Go Vegan (Magnus Vinding)
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“Should we go vegan?
The unambiguous conclusion of this short book is ‘yes.’ This conclusion is reached through a broad examination of the consequences of our not being vegan—both in relation to human health, environmental pollution, the risk of the spread of diseases, and in relation to the beings we exploit and kill. On all these levels the conclusion is clear: We have no good reason to not go vegan, while we have many good reasons to stop our practice of raising, killing and eating non-human animals and things from them. Continue reading…
Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts: Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, Trust in Life (Iyanla Vanzant)
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“‘You just can’t trust anyone!’ seems to be a constant refrain in the modern world. Indeed, learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult lessons. ‘That’s because trust is not a verb,’ says legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant, ‘it’s a noun. Trust is a state of mind and a state of being.’
In this wise book, the New York Times best-selling author and host of OWN’s popular reality TV show Iyanla: Fix My Life reveals how to cultivate this liberating power—by exploring what trust really is, how to trust, and why to trust. Continue reading…
The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire (David Deida)
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“What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you’re a man reading this, you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself these questions—but you may not have had much luck answering them. Until now.
In The Way of the Superior Man, David Deida explores the most important issues in men’s lives—from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality and relationships—to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Continue reading…
Turtles All the Way Down (John Green)
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“‘It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.’
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. Continue reading…
Models: Attract Women Through Honesty (Mark Manson)
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“Models is the first men’s dating book ever written on seduction as a purely emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them, a process of self-expression rather than manipulation. It’s the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer.
Inside, you’ll learn:
- The root behaviors that cause all female attraction.
- Why typical dating advice and pick up theory is counter-productive in the long-run.
On Being Human (Erich Fromm)
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“Social psychologist Erich Fromm observed the spread of alienation in the 1960s, arguing that humans who were once dynamic, creative beings were reduced to fixating on TV screens, emotionally paralyzed by anxieties over threats like nuclear war. Though we may stare at different devices and worry about other dangers today, his insights are as useful as ever, and allow us to gain perspective on the human condition.
A collection of his writings on ‘New Humanism’ and the need to reclaim our happiness and peace of mind, this is a thoughtful, fascinating overview of the past that shaped us, and the philosophies and practices that can ensure a better future, both for ourselves and for the world at large. Continue reading…
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
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“You can go after the job you want—and get it!
You can take the job you have—and improve it!
You can take any situation—and make it work for you!
Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends and Influence People will teach you:
- Six ways to make people like you
- Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
- Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
And much more! Continue reading…
Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)
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“Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. Continue reading…