Most influential Books you've read

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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#181 Postby iambrian » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:51 am

A diet for a new america was the book that inspire me to become vegetarian several decades ago lol.

Not a book but a movie Fat sick and nearly dead inspire me to combine dark green vegetable with fruits. Green smoothie really improve my health greatly.

80/10/10 diet book by doug graham inspire me to eat way more fruits and get over my fear of carbohydrate. This greatly also gave me way more energy. I dont completely subscribe to his mindset though so i still consume beans and other legumes.

Audio book "science of enlightment" by shinzen young. One of the best source to teach important fundamental of buddhism. It shows how all religion around the world are connected.

Nathaniel Branden "psychology of self esteem". Teaches personal responsibility and to take responsible for every success and failure of your life. Avoid his idol Ayn Rand though, possibly one of the most destructive philosopher in the past century.

Currently reading Abhidhamma, one of Lord Buddha's most advance teaching.

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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#182 Postby OliveBlood » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:39 pm

No question.
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This, 1000 times this.

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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#183 Postby bill1987 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:23 pm

Howard Zinn's a peroples history of the United States; The Face of Imperialism by Michael Parenti
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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#184 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:05 am

In terms of veganism, weight training, overall health and nutrition Robert's book stands out above all of the others I have read.
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#185 Postby IronMum » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:03 pm

The China Study is what turned me vegan overnight, and I hadn't even read halfway.

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#186 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:16 pm

IronMum wrote:The China Study is what turned me vegan overnight, and I hadn't even read halfway.

Great book :D

Another one well worth reading is this book:

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#187 Postby imnotapunk » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:18 pm

I've only ever read one book on veg*ism, and that was Eating Animals by Jonathan Saffran Foer. It's very good, and I would feel very comfortable recommending it to people who are considering eliminating meat from their diets. It isn't very staunchly situated in the "ethical meat" camp or the vegan camp, it's basically just a discussion based on statistics and reports by major, often government, agriculture sources. As such, I think it may lead some people to refrain from just factory farmed animal products and incorporate meat-free days in their households, but I think this is preferable to the people who encounter pro-vegan literature and leave saying "ya'll just a bunch of crazy hippies into some sort of religion".

For me personally though, The Catcher in the Rye is the most important book I've ever read. It caught me at a perfect point in my life were I was all angsty and angry and sad, and it reopened my love for books.

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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#188 Postby VoodooSeb » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:16 am

Having nothing to do with Veganism, a book titled "The Einstein Factor" influenced the way I think about the way I live, specifically my attitude toward the world I live in and how to use my talents to their fullest potential.

Of course after my mom passed away I got a lot out of "The Power of Now" as well as "The Power of Positive Thinking".

I`m actually working on three book proposals right now. All three are very different from each other, and it`s taking far longer to organize than I imagined (lol) but it`s getting there. Hoping to get at least one of them prepped in time to be able to write the book in Costa Rica.

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#189 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:12 pm

Might have to have a look for that Einstein book, sounds great.
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#190 Postby VoodooSeb » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:12 pm

It`s a great book, Mini. An old friend of mine I hadn`t seen in about 4 years called me out of the blue one day to thank me for turning him on to that book because it put him in a place to change his life. As a fellow musician he was struggling pretty hard to get his album done and the book is all about tapping into your subconscious to let out all of your creative potential (not to mention some of the techniques in there have been proven to unleash a few more IQ points). He finished his album in about 6 months after working on it for 5 years. It`s pretty amazing how that book can affect your inner confidence (don`t really want to call it self-confidence, it`s far more internal than that). Check it out and please feel free to let me know what you think.

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#191 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:32 pm

I will definately hunt it down and I'll let you know what I think. Thanks!
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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#192 Postby VAvikingchick » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:15 am

The China Study, The Ominvore's Dilemma by Pollan, and Dominion by Skully were the books that moved me to become vegan. For diet/dialing it in Underground Body Opus by Duchaine - before there was all the info on the internet now about IF and ketogenic dieting :-)

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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#193 Postby mrbear666 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:25 pm

ultramarathon man - dean karnazes loved that book.

like all of lance armstrongs books also, regardless of what people think of him.
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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#194 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:34 pm

mrbear666 wrote:ultramarathon man - dean karnazes loved that book.

like all of lance armstrongs books also, regardless of what people think of him.

Great book, being an ultrarunner myself I can really relate to what he was writing. Have his other two books as well, RUN! is also a great read.

I've just started reading, 'Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating' by Eric Marcus. Will let you know what I think of it when I have finished it :)
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Re: Most influential Books you've read

#195 Postby mrbear666 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:37 pm

ive read his other books too, all good!

ive got a huge pile of books to get through......havent done alot of reading since i found this forum haha
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