An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness (Britt Reints)

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An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness

“Britt Reints found her happiness through a near-divorce experience, lots of therapy, and ten months spent traveling around America in an RV with her husband and two kids. She approaches the topic of happiness with honesty, humor, and humility—and brings in the experts when necessary.

An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness is a collection of road-tested maps—guidelines built from the personal experiences of other amateurs—that you can use to personalize your own happiness journey. Continue reading…

How to Be a Man: A Father and Son Guide (Derek Gillette)

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How to Be a Man: A Father and Son Guide

“Perhaps you know of a new father, or you’re one yourself. This book is a great starting point for dads who are looking to form lasting relationships with their children, but aren’t quite sure where to start. It’s an easy read, can be finished in a weekend, yet has enough practical depth to be referred back to from time to time.

Let me tell you more about the motivation behind why I wrote the book:

There is an epidemic sweeping the globe of disengaged and distant fathers. Continue reading…

Surrender (The Steel Brothers Saga Book 6) (Helen Hardt)

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Surrender (The Steel Brothers Saga Book 6)

“Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but refuses to make a commitment until he has solved the mystery of his family’s past. A new threat has surfaced, and he needs to eliminate it.

Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Still, she wants a promise that he can’t yet make. While the ghosts of her past still hover around her, she joins him on his quest for answers. Continue reading…

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It (Kamal Ravikant)

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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

“In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEO’s on the secret of life and how I’d figured it out the previous summer.

Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I’d shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about.

It’s something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. Continue reading…

The Evolution of Wealth (Jerry D. Ward)

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The Evolution of Wealth

“This is the story of how people much like us progressed from stone tools and hard lives to levels of almost unbelievable wealth and comfort—at least for those of us born in the right place. It was not a planned transition; it was the result of the natural behavior of people in reacting to the circumstance of the moment, sometimes successfully, often not. The recounting of the high points of this evolution illuminates how today’s technology and the practices of our political economy came into being. Continue reading…

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything (Stephen M.R. Covey)

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The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

“Stephen M.R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients and, employees—is essential to a successful organization.

With nearly 750,000 copies in print, this instant classic shows that establishing trust is ‘the one thing that changes everything’ (Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) in both business and life.

Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high-performance, successful organization. Continue reading…

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (David Miller)

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Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

“This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as ‘how should we live together in society?’ It looks at political authority, the reasons why we need politics at all, the limitations of politics, and whether there are areas of life that shouldn’t be governed by politics. It explores the connections between political authority and justice, a constant theme in political philosophy, and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy a market economy. Continue reading…

Imagine: How Creativity Works (Jonah Lehrer)

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Imagine: How Creativity Works

“Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output?

From the New York Times best-selling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative ‘types,’ Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Continue reading…

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (Mark Manson)

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be ‘positive’ all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. ‘Fk positivity,’ Mark Manson says. ‘Let’s be honest, shit is fked and we have to live with it.’ In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. Continue reading…

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant)

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

“After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. ‘I was in the void,’ she writes, ‘a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.’ Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Continue reading…