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What are your favorite, life changing books?

For me it was actually Man's Search For Meaning, Walden, The Freedom Manifesto abd How I found freedom In an unfree world.
Man search for meaning is an awesome book. I love the Tao te Ching. Fight Club book is great and almost anything I've read by Bukowski.
 
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Childhoods end, Johnny got his gun, Siddhartha, sirens of titan and no exit by Jean Paul Sartre but that was a play so not sure if it counts. All definitely worth a read if you like books.
 
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I'd have to say "Cat's Cradle", by Vonnegut. Also, try to find an edition of the Dao De Jing that explains the text, character by character.
 

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I'm from a weird spectrum. My fave book, One Second After, is about the US getting bombed; not nukes but EMP. Ever since getting this book my life turned around into prepping and what if's. You could even say my whole view on life changed with it, and probably what led me to this website.
 
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Reading Into The Wild in high school is partly what inspired my wanderlust, and made me feel like lit was actually possible to travel like that.

Laura Jane Grace’s memoir Tranny was perfect and gave me hope for the future, and I was able to relate to about 60% of the entirety of that book.

Currently reading The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin and holy fuck it’s amazing. Only about a 3rd of the way in but I would still heavily recommend it, honestly.
 

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CATCH-22 shaped my humor.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE shaped my writing.

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES shaped my politics.

AMERICAN PSYCHO shaped my...uhhh...late-night predilections.
 

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What are your favorite, life changing books?

For me it was actually Man's Search For Meaning, Walden, The Freedom Manifesto abd How I found freedom In an unfree world.
‘fear and loathing in las vegas’, as wild as it is, really sparked my interest in living life as freely as possible; and a book written by a distant cousin of mine named ed morris called ‘born to lose’ about the realities of life as a neglected child, the prison and foster care systems and how the system fails us every day exactly as it is designed to do.
 

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Idk about life changing but top 3 are

Shantaram by Gregory something if I recall

Number of the beast by heinlen

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Starship troopers by heinlen.

Just said fun reads
 
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‘fear and loathing in las vegas’, as wild as it is, really sparked my interest in living life as freely as possible; and a book written by a distant cousin of mine named ed morris called ‘born to lose’ about the realities of life as a neglected child, the prison and foster care systems and how the system fails us every day exactly as it is designed to do.
I had read fear and loathing before but when my dad passed away last year I found 3 copies of it in his books so had to read it again. I've always wanted to re enact the story.
 
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What are your favorite, life changing books?

For me it was actually Man's Search For Meaning, Walden, The Freedom Manifesto abd How I found freedom In an unfree world.
Read it about 10 years ago but Dharma Punx by Noah Levine and Against the Stream. And Eating Animals by Foer
 
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I'm from a weird spectrum. My fave book, One Second After, is about the US getting bombed; not nukes but EMP. Ever since getting this book my life turned around into prepping and what if's. You could even say my whole view on life changed with it, and probably what led me to this website.
That's not weird. That's just science and common sense. The sun can fart in our direction any day and BAM! we're in the stone age. ~ peace and the power of the universe
 

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Not trying to toot Matt's horn or anything, but the Anarchists Guide to Travel is a very useful book that I have enjoyed since receiving it.
I'm also finishing Evasion from Crimethinc right now. A slight over romanticized I feel, but still a decent read. Would really recomend anything from crimethinc.
Rule of the Bone by Russel Banks was a great coming of age story involving lots of hitchiking and travel. I would reccomend that to any young person.
And yes, Vonnegut is great. Really like Breakfast of Champions. Shout out to the Bokonists on here!
Microcosm publishing also has a great book on traveling via floating down river all Huck Finn status. It's called "Unsinkable: How to build plywood pantoons and longtail boats out of scrap."
 
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So many great books! Definitely going to check out One second after.
I've read quite a bit Vonnegut, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Sartre, etc.
Something Vonnegut said in Cat's Cradle has always stuck with me-
"There's enough love in this world for everyone".
Bukowski is always great. He didn't sit around awaiting to be inspired, he just wrote like clockwork.
I should have listed Ed Abbey-Desert Solitaire, as that's definitely a favorite book I always go back and read. It gives me a push to get moving.
 

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The Great War For Civilization - Robert Fisk / Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts / Cryptonomicon - Neal Stevenson (and most of his other books).... and about a million others when I've got more time to post - I spend hours reading everyday...

EDIT : also anything by Rohinton Mistry - he's a Canadian Parsi who writes about Bombay... and Tim Powers - The Anubis Gates / On Stranger Tides...
 
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