What Are Some Must-read Non-fiction Books?


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Shayne Hutcheson Profile
Some might argue the "non-fiction" status of this book, but I urge you to read "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. It is based on the law of attraction. I really want to say more about it but I know for a fact it has more impact the less you know about it. If you allow it to, it could change your life like it did mine...
thanked the writer.
David Mattucci
David Mattucci commented
Wow! From the reviews I read, it sounds like this is a combination of many of my interests. I will look for it. Thanks.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well anytime you increase your knowledge it is probably going to make you a better person... So hopefully you will find these suggestions worthwhile.

1) "Change or Die"-Alan Deutschman: Fascinating hypothesis regarding what is needed to actually effect personal change. Uses some breakthrough research and progressive ideas to support. Thought you might find it especially interesting as relates to the dramatic change you made re: Your eating habits/changes. Fascinating examples and cases.

2) The Power Principle: Influence With Honor - Dr. Blaine Lee. A classic full of wisdom (my opinion). He writes for a servant-leadership orientation, and emphasizes honourable relationships. I found his perspective on power an inspiring one that encourages the leader in all of us, no matter what our roles in life.

3) "Soul Prints: Your path to fulfilment"-Marc Gafni. As you might imagine, inspirational value. Profound thinker, brilliant, passionate and writes to every human heart in a way that we easily hear --uses spiritual stories to teach how to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Author is American-born, but is the dean of the Melitz public culture study center (Israel). He travels and lectures extensively. One of the most inspirational books I have had the prvilege to read and recommend.

Good luck with these--and all good wishes for a fantastic vacation! :)
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Robyn Rothman answered
"Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson is a must for this day and age, and there are many outstanding biographies depending on your particular interests.  A librarian could be a big help or you might look through www.randomhouse.comm
Blurtit Featured Profile
Definately read Blink by Malcom Gladwell, and Tipping point if you havent already. Both are pretty awesome & useful. Also The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby - A sad but amazing account written by using just his left eye - he had locked in syndrome but had use of just his left eye, which he managed to use to convey letter by letter, his feelings & predicaments.
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Anonymous commented
Wow, Featured, that last one sounds very interesting. I have added it to my list of must reads. Thanks!
Justin Moore Profile
Justin Moore answered

How about any of these books. They are what I think are must reads. IF you need info on any of the stuff listed, you can look them up at Barnes and Noble(bn.com) and Amazon.com.

Inside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency by Ronald Kessler

The CIA's Black Ops: Covert Action, Foreign Policy and Democracy by John Jacob Nutter

Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team by Christopher Whitcomb

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service by Stephen Dorril

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond by Christopher Finch and Foreward by John Lasseter

Since the World Began: Walt Disney World - The First 25 Years by Jeff Kurtti

One Day at Disney by Pam Brandon

Walt Disney by Bob Thomas

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Chiang Kai Shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost by Jonathan Fenby

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley

Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich

Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam W. Shepard

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos: 10 Strategies for Stepping Up to Success and Satisfaction at Work by Lynette Lewis

The Money Smart Family System: Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age by Steve & Annette Economides

Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life by Robert Trivers

They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World by Alexandra Levit

There's More to Life Than Making a Living: Mastering Six Key Essentials on the Way to a Life of Significance by Jack C. McDowell with Phil Needham

Glen Thornbury Profile
Glen Thornbury answered
"The Sleeping Prophet" By Jess Stearn
It was number one in the 50's for years!
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Hi ,You could try the following books:1. The power of now by eckhart tolle2. A new earth- by eckhart tolle3. Think and grow rich  by napolean hill4. 7 habits of highly effective people- Stephen Covey.If you would like to read a review about all these books you may visit

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