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The Grapes of Wrath
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A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
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As others have said, this book isn't necessarily about math and science at all--at least not exclusively. Everything you learn here can be applied to other fields. And it's a great book. It's worth a read, for sure.

Why 4 stars, then? Honestly, despit
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Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Ego Is the Enemy
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The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
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I'm starting to hate myself for all of the self-help that I'm reading.

Why? Because--pardon my French--it doesn't mean shit. And it makes you feel really good, really successful, even if you haven't actually achieved anything that day.

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The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
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Peak by K. Anders Ericsson
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If you want to get better at anything, this book is your starting point.

As a sophomore in high school, I remember asking my favorite English teacher if he would sign off on my application to an advanced writing class. The look on his face was shock:
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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver
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