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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.08 — 2,335,602 ratings — published 1947
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.01 — 547,248 ratings — published 2010
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Bossypants Bossypants (Audio CD)
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avg rating 3.95 — 653,429 ratings — published 2011
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.92 — 851,548 ratings — published 1996
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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avg rating 4.28 — 809,390 ratings — published 1958
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 210,865 ratings — published 2003
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.48 — 1,522,710 ratings — published 2006
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.93 — 539,749 ratings — published 2012
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.16 — 226,490 ratings — published 2006
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.28 — 196,644 ratings — published 1999
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The God Delusion The God Delusion (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.88 — 270,126 ratings — published 2006
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 621,975 ratings — published 1997
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.97 — 160,408 ratings — published 2003
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
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avg rating 4.06 — 465,806 ratings — published 1996
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.06 — 144,279 ratings — published 2007
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The Art of War The Art of War (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.95 — 295,596 ratings — published -450
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.32 — 275,261 ratings — published 1946
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.69 — 223,233 ratings — published 2010
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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.08 — 824,406 ratings — published 2011
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Modern Romance Modern Romance (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.83 — 158,446 ratings — published 2015
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How to Be a Woman How to Be a Woman (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.72 — 155,366 ratings — published 2011
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.88 — 255,965 ratings — published 2012
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.82 — 77,147 ratings — published 2008
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Christopher McDougall
“That was the real secret of the Tarahumara: they'd never forgotten what it felt like to love running. They remembered that running was mankind's first fine art, our original act of inspired creation. Way before we were scratching pictures on caves or beating rhythms on hollow trees, we were perfecting the art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain. And when our ancestors finally did make their first cave paintings, what were the first designs? A downward slash, lightning bolts through the bottom and middle--behold, the Running Man.
Distance running was revered because it was indispensable; it was the way we survived and thrived and spread across the planet. You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off to start a new life together. You had to love running, or you wouldn't live to love anything else. And like everyhing else we ove--everything we sentimentally call our 'passions' and 'desires' it's really an encoded ancestral necessity. We were born to run; we were born because we run. We're all Running People, as the Tarahumara have always known.”
Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Elbert Hubbard
“So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.”
Elbert Hubbard, Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book

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