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Book Recommendation..not on seduction.
I have never been interested in reading books but i made a goal for my self to at least read 20 books this year( not on seduction). A few days ago I bought 5 books to get me started
which were
-Shit My Dad Says, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,The 48 Laws Of Power,Walden and An African In Greenland

I've started reading The 48 Laws Of Power ,usually I do not care too much about reading but this book seems to have hit the perfect balance. I'm not done reading it yet but so far im impressed with what I've read. I do like to learn and I've discovered reading is making me a better conversationalist

So my question is what other interesting books have you guys read that you would recommend i should read.
Books that have helped you in your personal development or books that made you think the most and changed the way you see the world.

Any book that you personally think has made you the person you are today or had any influence in your life.
04-17-2012 09:14 AM
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I like Aaron Karo's style of writing. For those single and not embracing the typical lifestyle, its a refreshing read:
http://www.amazon.com/Having-More-Fun-Th...288&sr=8-2

The hedonism handbook is also a great book that really changed my perspective on life. Its kind of comedy/parody/light reading but it holds some good points. It really changed the way i took life.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hedonism-Handb...363&sr=1-1
04-17-2012 01:13 PM
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lord Henry is the man
04-17-2012 01:17 PM
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Heart of Man by Erich Fromm
Beautiful book on the nature of humanity. Will change your view of the world
04-17-2012 01:22 PM
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"The Prince", by Niccolò Machiavelli. Has many valid point on power and leadership.
Its known that Joseph Stalin read this book over and over.
04-17-2012 01:40 PM
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1984 - George Orwell
04-17-2012 06:17 PM
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http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/05/14...s-library/
I highly recommend all the books on Page 1.
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04-17-2012 09:01 PM
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Thomas Ligotti - Teatro Grottesco. Ligotti is probably one of the most underrated modern writers, some of his stories are a little too samey, but there still all good. Basically he writes "philosophical horror" which is extra creepy because it mirrors a lot of day to day activities, but with the strangeness of them ramped up to 11 (like if you were born inside a windowless and door-less office building where you had to spend all of your time filing papers that mysteriously appeared. Or if someone turned your town into a dictatorship with circus and carnival aesthetics). Any of the guys on here who are sick of the state of our world, or are nihilists, should check him out.

Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club. This is pretty much a book every dude should read at least once.

Michael Chabon - Maps & Legends. Yeah Michael Chabon's pretty beta and gay, but both these books are pretty good at providing analogies that are easily understandable. Maps & Legends breaks down a lot of fiction and history and explains why it's important (which should also provide some extra reading material).

Steven King - On Writing. This book is both a great autobiography and it teaches a lot about the creative process.

Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs. I got these for free off Amazon, it was really cool to read about the adventures of one of the earliest (and my favorite) playboy, flagger, and all around cool dude.

Jack Donovan - No Man's Land. Once again free, it breaks down the essence of man and how to be one.

Robert E. Howard - Solomon Kane/Conan the Barbarian/Almuric. These are some great manly adventure stories, I'm not gonna lie I'm a huge nerd when it comes to 1930's pulp fiction and these are some of the best adventure stories out there.
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(04-17-2012 09:14 AM)Jiggalt Wrote:  I have never been interested in reading books but i made a goal for my self to at least read 20 books this year( not on seduction). A few days ago I bought 5 books to get me started
which were
-Shit My Dad Says, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,The 48 Laws Of Power,Walden and An African In Greenland

I've started reading The 48 Laws Of Power ,usually I do not care too much about reading but this book seems to have hit the perfect balance. I'm not done reading it yet but so far im impressed with what I've read. I do like to learn and I've discovered reading is making me a better conversationalist

So my question is what other interesting books have you guys read that you would recommend i should read.
Books that have helped you in your personal development or books that made you think the most and changed the way you see the world.

Any book that you personally think has made you the person you are today or had any influence in your life.

Good shit I've read lately:

Nine and a half weeks (romance memoir with some D/S overtones)
And The Band Played On (history of AIDS)
Cyrano de Bergerac
The sun also rises
Liar's Poker (finance memoir, funny as fuck)
Getting Things Done (personal efficiency_
04-18-2012 11:48 PM
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Machiavelli's "The Discourses". His better-known book, "The Prince", is just a pamphlet. The Discourses are an easy read - it's a series of short essays on the histories of Titus Levy.

Micael Ende's "Mirror in the Mirror" and Edmund D Cohen's "The Mind of the Bible Believer" helps free me from christianity. More specific are Dennis R MacDonald's "The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark" and Earl Doherty's "The Jesus Puzzle".

Wear a hoodie, go to a second-hand bookstore in another city, and buy a stack of romance novels. Redpill-o-rama. After a few, you see how identical they all are. I was inspired to do this after reading Darian Leader's "Why do women write more letters than they post"?

The original NLP stuff by Bandler and Grinder is interesting re PUA history: Reframing, Frogs into Princes, Trance Formations. Also the heavier "The Hypnotic Techniques of Milton Ericksonn", Vol I and II. But they are perhaps more relevant to seduction than you want. Remember that B&G's books are … well, not necessarily 100% truthful. I'm not actually calling them charlatans, but

Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is still a classic for good reason.

There are some respected books on dressing sharp for men, but I don't have specific recommendations.
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04-19-2012 01:08 AM
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Quote: So my question is what other interesting books have you guys read that you would recommend i should read.
Books that have helped you in your personal development or books that made you think the most and changed the way you see the world.

Any book that you personally think has made you the person you are today or had any influence in your life.

I read extensively. Here are three very different ones, each of them have changed my life profoundly.

I have read many autobiographies. The first I ever read was the Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie. The book itself was a hundred years old and smelled like old library treasure. It was so gorgeous I used it as a conversation piece at coffee shops, even pre-game. Andrew Carnegie was a railroad tycoon who came to the US with absolutely nothing (indeed less than nothing) and remains to this day the richest man to ever have walked the earth.

If you are more interested in fiction, you would do well to consider Frank Herbert's Dune. It's a science fiction novel widely considered one of the greatest such works of all time. I loved it, and for reasons too numerous to enumerate here I think anyone in the pickup community would find it very enlightening.

The third work I suggest is The Story of O, authored under the penname Pauline Réage. It details a young woman's willing descent into sexual slavery. The prolific Roissy almost certainly took his name from the chateau there.

Read them and tell us which you enjoyed the most. We can go from there.
04-19-2012 07:22 AM
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The Stranger by Albert Camus. Be careful though, it really made me think, and plummeted me into an existential crises lol, but it really could change the way you think especially if you haven't read a whole lot on existentialism. I would also reccomened "The Myth of Sisyphus" with this.

I also really like "The Courage to Be", by Paul Tillich, as it's been helping me get over existential anxiety and it's made me view the world, and the traditional notions about "God" and religion, radically different. It's kinda hard to read at parts, but if you read it really slowly, you'll get a lot out of it.

I would also suggest reading a few of the "Very Short Introduction" books to get started on the areas you're interested in, maybe like Philosophy, or Religion, or Politics, or the history of a country you might like.

And to balance MrWombat's suggestions, I would also suggest "The Jesus Legend", by Paul Rhodes Eddy and Greg Boyd, as well as Alvin Plantinga's "God and Other Minds", and "Knowledge of God". Also, N.T. Wright's "Resurrection of the Son of God". And, these guys aren't like televangelists are some bullshit like that, they got their doctorates from respected institutions (Plantinga from Yale, Wright from Oxford), and are respected in their fields.

Sorry to bombard you with books lmao, but there's just so much out there.
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04-23-2012 12:28 PM
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(04-17-2012 01:17 PM)HiFlo Wrote:  The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lord Henry is the man

Good call. When I first read that, I couldn't believe how much game Lord Henry had. I should read it again actually.
04-23-2012 05:26 PM
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Youth In Revolt was a great story. It's about a teenage boy who lies and cheats his way through adolescence, and tries to lose his virginity throughout.
04-23-2012 05:31 PM
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I have finished "My uncle Oswald " and its one of the most funny books I've ever seen(sexual content indeed)

http://www.amazon.com/My-Uncle-Oswald-Ex...B00CVDQ2QU

and this is by far the best non bullshit self-help book outside

http://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Good-The-M...0380810336
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Anything by Franz Kafka...European girls love him and he makes a great conversation starter for more artsy and intellectual type girls...
08-06-2013 08:54 PM
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Can't believe no one said Animal Farm. Shows you what people turn into one they gain power. Also the Alchemist was one of the few books I saved up months to purchase. The thought of your own personal legend was amazing, but I read the book when I was really confused about what to do with my life and it really helped me break away from all the meaningless stuff I was doing.
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Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. It's one of the definitive American works of literature.

It begins with what I think is the greatest and most iconic epigraph of all time:

Quote:. . . a stone, a leaf, an unfound door; of a stone, a leaf, a door.
And of all the forgotten faces.

Naked and alone we came into exile. In her dark womb we did not
know our mother's face; from the prison of her flesh have we come
into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth.

Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his
father's heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent?
Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone?

O waste of loss, in the hot mazes, lost, among bright stars on this
most weary unbright cinder, lost! Remembering speechlessly we seek
the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a
stone, a leaf, an unfound door. Where? When?

O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again.
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08-11-2013 08:35 AM
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All Quiet on the Western Front.

Im currently reading The Way of Men by Jack Donovan, as recommended by some members on this forum.
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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan is excellent.

You might remember it from this interview:


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08-12-2013 07:02 AM
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A friend passed this one on to me a few days ago. Not at all a serious book, but far better than I expected. Vikings vs zombies. Highly entertaining read. Called Children of Hel.

http://www.amazon.com/Children-of-Hel-eb...00EDA97C0/

I swear that's not an affiliate link!
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