Recommend a Book, Movie, Album That Affected How You See the World

Last year on my birthday (August 15) I asked people to recommend a book or movie that really made them think, and had an impact on their life. I read about 10-15 of the recommended books, which were excellent. Some of the ones I remember off the top off my head are listed below.

So, again, this year, as a hello/present, I’d love to get a recommendation here (or preferably on my facebook) for a book (or movie or music album) that you read / watched / listened to in the past that really made you think, or even changed the way you view the world. It would mean a lot to me. Thanks guys.

Book recommendations I read from last year (and still remember) are:

  • “Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior”
  • “God Delusion” by Dawkins
  • “Reading Turgenev” by Trevor
  • “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (finally)
  • “Down and Out in Paris and London” by Orwell
  • “Ham on Rye” by Bukowski
  • “Cod” by Kurlansky
  • “Catch-22” (finally)
  • “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bryson

There are many book recommendation that I haven’t gotten to but will definitely read soon:

  • “Stalin: Court of the Red Czar”
  • “The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia”
  • “Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
  • “The Culture Struggle” by Michael Parenti
  • “The Power of One” by Courtenay

And many more that I’m forgetting now, but have it written down at work. Thanks again, it’s remarkable how many intelligent people I know, and also how many exceptional books are out there. Constantly reading, learning, thinking is essential. I believe that a life of inquiry is a life worth living.

0 thoughts on “Recommend a Book, Movie, Album That Affected How You See the World

  1. Lisa L

    I recommend “Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality” by
    Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

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  2. Jayne

    Hi. I just finished The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart, an old classic based on start of WWI and an American girl of 19 that puts off her wedding to volunteer at the Belgium front making soup and providing first aid to the Belgium soldiers. It is a beautiful love story with a spy thrown in for action. With the anniversary of WWI coming up now would be a good time for this book to finally be made into a movie.

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  3. Dominique

    Happy birthday man.
    Your birthday falls on the same day as mine hope u enjoyed it.

    A good book i would recommend is ‘his dark m

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  4. Dominique

    Happy birthday man.
    Your birthday falls on the same day as mine hope u enjoyed it.

    A good book i would recommend is ‘his dark materails’ by philip pullman

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