Walden

Written on July 4, 2011. Written by .

You can get this audiobook for free from librivox.org. I think Thoreau is interesting because he is one of the most extreme cases of a person who is confident in defying cultural norms. He didn’t buy into the value systems that society encouraged because he was able to think for himself. Rather than struggling for […]

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The Story of My Life

Written on February 12, 2011. Written by .

Casanova’s life was absolutely amazing. He sets the bar for how enjoyable life can potentially be. The book is not written as a present-tense dialogue like most novels so it is a bit more difficult to feel engaged, but the adventures he partakes in are so outrageous that you have to force your way through […]

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Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist

Written on February 6, 2011. Written by .

Parker beautifully captures the magical life story of one of history’s greatest scientists. The narrative focuses on delivering a coherent and interesting story instead of just recording a collection of facts about Einstein’s life. The amazing-ness of Einstein’s life really shines through even though there is no commentary from the author; all the text is unbiased […]

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Losing My Virginity

Written on February 6, 2011. Written by .

Richard Branson is the founder of the Virgin Group, which was responsible for Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Mobile, and many other enterprises. Losing My Virginity is his story. The reading is not as engaging as some expert authors can make it, but the story behind the words is inspirational. His business philosophy basically amounts to […]

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Into the Wild

Written on February 5, 2011. Written by .

Into the Wild is the incredible true story of a young man who decided to break from the norm and become a vagabond/wilderness survivalist. Shortly after graduating from college, he donated the remainder of his bank account to charity and burned all of his cash. He spent some time living off a sack of rice and […]

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