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Quiet by Susan Cain
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The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
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Buddha by Karen Armstrong
Buddha
by Karen Armstrong
read in January, 2015
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A fine retelling of the life and legend of Buddha, presented in context of other axial age sages such as Plato and Confucius.
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Beyond Religion by Dalai Lama XIV
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Despite his faith in the tenants of Buddhism, the Dalai Lama believes religion alone doesn't hold all of life's answers. For instance, he says that while he appreciates people who pray for him when he's sick, he appreciates good doctors and modern sc ...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Nice imaginative elements as always, Neil Gaiman. Also, I liked how the book was framed as realism, as a memory.
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The Last Interview and Other Conversations by David Foster Wallace
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I highlighted many sections in this book, including these parts about sadness:

"The sadness that the book [Infinite Jest] is about, and that I was going through, was a real American type of sadness. I was white, upper-middle-class, obscenely well-educ
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Experience by Martin Amis
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The Crucible of Doubt by Terryl L. Givens
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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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