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10-30-2008, 01:04 PM #1
What book had the biggest impact on your view of the world?
Just what it says, folks.
Not really looking for fiction or propaganda.
10-30-2008, 01:26 PM #2Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.
Metalmücil. We've been giving people pink ear since 2010
10-30-2008, 01:27 PM #3
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"Great barbecue makes you want to slap your granny up the side of her head." - Southern Saying
10-30-2008, 01:46 PM #4Merde De Glace
10-30-2008, 01:52 PM #5
A recent read that comes to mind:
10-30-2008, 01:54 PM #6
10-30-2008, 01:56 PM #7
Tales of the 4th grade nothing.
10-30-2008, 01:58 PM #8Originally Posted by blurred
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10-30-2008, 03:17 PM #10
Most recently, The Good War by Studs Terkel. I can't say enough about this book. Please read it.
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey -- "There is no shortage of water in the desert, but exactly the right amount..."
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. I know it's fiction, but it's never been said better: "What can it profit a man to gain the whole world and come to his property with a gastric ulcer, a blown prostate, and bifocals?"We heard you in our twilight caves, one hundred fathom deep below, for notes of joy can pierce the waves, that drown each sound of war and woe.
10-30-2008, 03:24 PM #11It was all a whirlwind; freeze and flash.
Within a week we had grabbed our skis and hit the road.
(nothing... a little powder, a little blood.)
10-30-2008, 03:27 PM #12
10-30-2008, 03:39 PM #13
No - actually probably Anthem, The Sirens of Titan or Dharma Bums. Or Thus Spake Zarathustra. Of those four I'd say Anthem because I read it when I was 18 or 19 and very impressionable.
10-30-2008, 03:40 PM #14advres Guest
I can't say only one did it to me. I would say these are the books that rocked my world for one reason or another.
A Peoples History of the United States - Howard Zinn
Year 501: The Conquest Continues - Noam Chomsky
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff
Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom - Don Miguel Ruiz
10-30-2008, 03:47 PM #15
10-30-2008, 03:48 PM #16
I And Thou
10-30-2008, 03:54 PM #17
I'd have to go with The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin.
Amazing look at history and technological advances without any political bent whatsoever.
10-30-2008, 07:40 PM #18
The August 1978 issue of Juggs.Charlie, here comes the deuce. And when you speak of me, speak well.
10-30-2008, 07:42 PM #19
10-30-2008, 08:21 PM #20
Surprised nobody called the Bible their most influential. Not that it's mine, but I know a lot of folks who feel that way.another Handsome Boy graduate
10-30-2008, 08:25 PM #21¡Órale, vato!
10-30-2008, 08:30 PM #22
10-30-2008, 08:34 PM #23advres Guest
^^^A writing style guide? I get that this must be a joke, but I don't get it.
And as always, I could have learned a lot from that book as I have horrible grammar.
10-30-2008, 08:36 PM #24
ps: my serious answer is "Catch-22" for reasons I won't go into. this book still guides a lot of what i do. JUMP!
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10-30-2008, 08:37 PM #25
The Grapes of Wrath
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
The Fencepost Chronicles
couldn't keep it to one book influencing my world view"if it's called tourist season, why can't we just shoot them?"