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There are certain books that you read that change who you are as a person, weather they be moving stories, self-help books, or your favorite novel. What are they and why.
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Best book for refuting the fiction of God.
Santiago The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a bestseller that was first published in Brazil in 1988 and is the most famous work of author Paulo Coelho. It is a symbolic story that urges its readers to follow their dreams. http://www.paulocoelho.com/
best book about the negative aspects of blind faith
I read this collection of essays almost 12 years ago. written by Negroponte, a Wired columnist and founder of MIT's Media Lab, in which he posited on the cutting edge of digital technology and his predictions for its future.
This book helped to shape and inform a consuming passion for the potential of digital technology to connect us and change our lives.
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King Lear: how not to manage your retirement. Also a good picture of the results of patriarchy
The Handmaid's Tale: What the world will be like when fundamentalists (of any religious bent) take over
Crime and Punishment: discover empathy
There's enough wisdom and strength in the Norton to last you several lifetimes. Feeling unimportant? Read "Gray's Elegy". Wonder what art has to do with your life? Read "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
Walden: how stupid we are to be chasing money and things when we don't have a clue about what to do with our own lives. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation".
(Geldof) One of the few books I've read that actually got me crying ... chronicling his early music days and the events of his life leading up to first LiveAid .. his trips to Africa and the profound affect it had on him. (Although I remember after finishing it, i was more curious to know what happened to him and his psyche *after* LiveAid ..
I think my choices may be obvious in theme. (Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens)
For me, I was always a doubter of religion, but had never been able to make the leap towards vocal disbelief. These three books helped me find a way to express the views I had held onto, in a way that was based on a solid core of reason and understanding, instead of just gut instinct.
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