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Books that changed your life.


#1 JoeJohn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:21 PM

These two books changed my life in a positive way.

TNT: The Power Within You - Claude M. Bristol

The Magic of Believing - Claude M. Bristol


List some books that changed your life in a positive way so we can all benefit.

#2 Msut77   Occam's Shank CAGiversary!   6251 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

#3 DrSodaberg   Banned Banned   149 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

This book with numerous Henry Thoreau works and essays like Walden, Civil Disobedience, etc. I stole it from school when I was living in a shelter for boys and I'd read that every night to keep my mind sharp. Maniac Magee as a child, it didn't change me I guess but I had a connection with it, same with the Thoreau.

#4 Access_Denied   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2838 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:55 PM

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. It completely changed my perspective on religion. I've been an Atheist forever, but that was the first book about it that I read, so it was kind of eye opening.

#5 Sporadic   done with this site CAGiversary!   9499 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:27 PM

I honestly can't think of one.

Auto/Bio books always instilled that persistence and talent will pay off in the end even when things seem hopeless but besides that...

#6 darkslime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2067 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:16 PM

Cosmos by Carl Sagan. It taught me to love stars and marijuana.

"To make a pie by scratch, you must first invent the universe"

#7 keithp   Older than you CAGiversary!   5602 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:23 PM

Dr. Seuss.

Any Dr. Seuss.

#8 PenguinoMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3416 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:01 AM

Some of Chuck Palahniuk's early books. Not in the sense that you imply but before I read his books I hated reading. Like in high school I hated reading the required reading and never read any of the summer reading (just the cliff notes). But after that I began reading more on my own because I actually enjoyed the books I can chose. This year I'm on book #41 of a goal of 100.

#9 RAMSTORIA   fate is inexorable CAGiversary!   11980 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:08 AM

i wouldnt say any changed my life. but the first time i read hemingway's the sun also rises it lead to some meaningful self reflection.

#10 Jess Stryker   Mama Said To Knock You Out CAGiversary!   4441 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:47 AM

I don't read, but I'm sure something in the Dummies series will help me somewhere down the line.

#11 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6510 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:04 AM

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#12 joe2187   I AM THE DANGER! CAGiversary!   6359 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:08 AM

The Sea Wolf - Jack London

Siddhartha - Herman Hesse

#13 Capitalizt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1085 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:17 AM

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#14 Osiris11235   Lord of the Deal CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:39 AM

Fahrenheit 451

#15 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:07 AM

Les Miserables. Victor Hugo is king of all writers.

#16 Msut77   Occam's Shank CAGiversary!   6251 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:29 AM

Crunch did you read the unabridged version?

#17 Dunvane   The Diddler CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:31 AM

Dune - Frank Herbert

"Fear is the mind killer."

#18 JoeJohn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:26 AM

Awesome list so far! Thank you for sharing.

#19 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:11 AM

Crunch did you read the unabridged version?


Yeah, Wilbour translation.

#20 JohnnyFoxDarko   Yes, hello. CAGiversary!   16455 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:40 AM

You are a little bit happier than I am - Tao Lin

#21 MsMaroon  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:17 AM

Everyone Poops.

Up until I read that last year I thought I was the only one. Oh, how wrong I was. According to the cover even APPLES poop!

#22 QiG   I'm all out of gum.. CAGiversary!   2866 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:07 PM

Catcher in the Rye made me realize I don't have to hate every book they make you read in high school. 1984 appeals to the cynic in me.. just started reading it again last night.

#23 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6039 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:16 PM

fahrenheit 451
1984

#24 Jabrim   Inside a county jail CAGiversary!   1251 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:37 PM

Not really sure they "changed" my life but they had an impact on the way I view things for sure. George Orwell's 1984, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and Leaving Cheyenne by Larry McMurtry was also really moving.

- Jason

#25 Gentlegamer  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

"The Everlasting Man," G. K. Chesterton and "Surprised by Joy," C. S. Lewis

#26 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22425 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

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#27 usickenme   I'm the a-hole CAGiversary!   2559 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:15 PM

'The Fountainhead'- Ayn Rand.

It made me realize that Rand is full of shit.


"Lost Horizon" - James Hilton
"Hyperspace" -Michio Kaku. Really planted the idea that our universe could be much more than we see or know

#28 JoeJohn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:44 AM

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition) - Michael Michalko

#29 Demoonfoot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:17 AM

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

#30 ananag112   CAGS FOR COCO! CAGiversary!   4294 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:19 AM

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics- Bruce R. Munson, Donald F. Young, Theodore H. Okiishi, and Wade W. Huebsch
Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications- John D. Anderson Jr.
Rocket Propulsion Elements- George P. Sutton and Oscar Biblarz
Fundamentals of Astrodynamics- Roger R. Bate, Donald D. Mueller, and Jerry E. White
Introduction to Space Dynamics- William Tyrrell Thomson