Meditations by Marcus Aurelius book summary.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Synopsis: “One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets, and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions – a cornerstone of Western thought.” -Audible
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Thug Notes by Sparky Sweets, PhD book summary.
Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD
Synopsis: “Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series Thug Notes. In this audiobook you’ll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of 16 of literature’s most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more!
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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer book summary.
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Synopsis: “Foer’s unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives.
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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie book summary.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry by Dale Carnegie
Synopsis: “Through Dale Carnegie’s seven-million-copy best seller (recently revised) millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime! Discover how to:
- Eliminate 50 percent of business worries immediately
- Reduce financial worries
- Turn criticism to your advantage
- Avoid fatigue and keep looking young
- Add one hour a day to your waking life
- Find yourself and be yourself – remember, there is no one on earth like you!
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The Truth by Neil Strauss book summary.
The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss
Synopsis: “Neil Strauss became famous to millions around the world as the author of The Game, a funny and slyly instructive account of how he transformed himself from a scrawny, insecure nerd into the ultraconfident, ultrasuccessful “pickup artist” known as Style. The book jump-started the international “seduction community” and made Strauss a household name – revered or notorious – among single men and women alike.
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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama book summary.
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
Synopsis: “In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey; first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.” -Audible
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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson book summary.
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
Synopsis: “…this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.
Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.
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Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink book summary.
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink Ph.D.
Synopsis: “In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you’re eating, what you’re eating, or why you’re even eating at all.
- Does food with a brand name really taste better?
- Do you hate brussels sprouts because your mother did?
- Does the size of your plate determine how hungry you feel?
- How much would you eat if your soup bowl secretly refilled itself?
- What does your favorite comfort food really say about you?
- Why do you overeat so much at healthy restaurants?
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