50 Recommended Books

50 Recommended Books

50 Recommended Books

Suppose you were marooned on a desert island and, as it turns out, you could have 50 of your favorite books, as long as they were, say, 10 years or older. What would you choose?

Here's my list, and I feel comfortable in saying that these would sustain me for however long it took to get off the desert island:

Survival of the Prettiest, Nancy Etcoff
Carnival Culture, James Twitchell
Culture Jamming, Kalle Lasn
You’ll See It When You Believe It, Wayne Dyer
Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan Watts

Building Wealth, Lester Thurow
The Art of Happiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman
The Culture of Celebrity, Richard Schiekel
The Feeding Frenzy, Larry Sabato

Timeshifting, Stephan Rechtschaffen 
Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukov
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Discovering the Laws of Life, John Templeton
The Lonely Crowd, David Riesman

The Status Seekers, Vance Packard
The Waste Makers, Vance Packard
The Promise of Sleep, William Dement
Art of the Fresh Start, Glenna Salsbury
The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler

Leonardo Da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
The Platinum Rule, Tony Alessandra
The Acorn Principle, Jim Cathcart
Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple, Charles Francis

You Are the Message, Roger Ailes
The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron
The Demon Haunted World, Carl Sagan
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Childhoods' End, Arthur C. Clark

The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
The Medium is the Message, Marshall Mcluhan
World of our Fathers, Irving Howe
Why Men Are the Way They Are, Warren Farrell
Keeping the Love you Find, Harville Hendrix

Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Egotopia, John Miller
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Notes to Myself, Hugh Prather

World's Best Loved Poetry, Anthology
Call of the Wild, Jack London
Technostress, Larry Rosen
Hollywood vs. America, Michael Medved
My American Journey, Colin Powell

The Jungle, Sinclair Lewis
You'll See It When You Believe, Wayne Dyer
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
Acres of Diamonds, Russell Conway
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh

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