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Working- Studs Terkel Stud’s Terkel’s Working has helped millions of working Americans learn how to find happiness in what they do. From Booker Cage, the cab driver with aspirations to one day live at sea, to Fred Ringley, the man who left the bustling city of Chicago for a farm in Arkansas, Terkel explores how work affects our daily lives in a way never done before. Working uses a variety of firsthand experiences to show that work can be difficult and demanding, but can also have so much meaning. Kay Stepkin, the director of the baker conglomerate, says, “Work is an essential part of being alive. Your work is your identity. It tells you who you are. It’s gotten so abstract.” Share the journey with the rest of America through hard truths and existential questioning. If you are unhappy with your work or where you are in life, or just need some insight and guidance by fellow workers, Working is the book for you. With this book learn to harness in your happiness while seeing that you are not alone in unhappiness. And most importantly, find your sense of self in this crazy world we live in through work. Anderson Cooper has said on the book, “Working is a real page-turner. I feel like a new person after reading this!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QbReXuCR6U- Working on the Highway Bruce Springsteen
Age of Empathy- Frans De Waal In De Waal’s words, “Greed is out. Empathy is in.” In this insightful and powerful book, De Waal takes readers on a journey of empathy. Frans De Waal asks the hard-hitting questions like, “ Are we our brothers’ keepers? Should we be? Or would this role only interfere with why we are on earth, which according to economists is to consume and reproduce, and according to biologists is to survive and reproduce?” The Age of Empathy has helped over 3 million people who struggle with showing that they care. Empathy can be a difficult concept to define, but drawing from fieldwork and experiences, De Waal proves that animals, like humans, are capable of feeling and caring for one another. Both animals and humans have been programmed to feel for others and have an instinct to care. With this book learn how to: Contribute to a world of empathy Show empathy to the people around you Understand the evolution of empathy “The Age of Empathy has truly helped me realize my place in this world- to help the people around me.” – Michelle Obama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANZ1sUwg_Fg- (They Long to Be) Close to You- The Carpenters
A Vindication on the Rights of Women- Mary Wollstoncraft Are you a woman or a man who wants to see a change in the treatment of women? With Wollstoncraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, thousands of people have been able to obtain a greater grasp on feminism. A Vindication lays out a goal that should be easily attained: the equality of men and women. With the hard facts and knowledge, Wollstonecraft is able to prove that men and women are equal human beings. You will be able to not only correctly identify what feminism is, but also show that there is no actual difference between a man and a woman. Wollstoncraft writes, “If we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful not the most gentle of their sex.” Any woman can take Wollstoncraft’s words and make a change! Don’t sit around and let others control you- take charge of your life! Emma Watson even says, “A Vindication is a must read- so insightful and real. All men and women should pick up their copy now!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0- Rspect- Aretha Franklin
The Empathy Exams- Leslie Jamison “Empathy comes from the Greek empatheia- em (intro) and pathos (feeling)- a penetration, a kind of travel. It suggests you enter another person’s pain as you’d enter another country, through immigration and customs, border crossing by way of query,” as Leslie Jamison writes. Using her experiences as patient actor for medical students, Leslie Jamison shows what empathy really is and how we can all achieve it. Whether you empathetic or not, The Empathy Exams is a must-read. Jamison offers a unique take on empathy with her personal experiences, giving an emotional and raw account of her life. Through The Empathy Exams, you will be able to explore how we as humans feel and how we feel for others. For many people, acknowledging our own pain is a difficult thing to do, especially in a society where we are expected to suppress our emotions. You will be able to see how to access and confront your pain in order to uncover the meaning of empathy. Learn how to acknowledge pain in yourself and others, and how to go about talking about it. Oprah said, “The Empathy Exams is open, honest, and a true eye-opener to what empathy means.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRsgZuwf_8- Demons- Imagine Dragons
Gig- Empress Maggie Are you a woman struggling with being afraid to express your sexuality? A former college professor, Maggie realized that the life of academics was no longer for her. After meeting a man on an airplane, she began to pursue a career in the porn industry. Her words in this book will change the lives of millions of women. Through her own account of her online business, Empress Maggie uncovers a new revolutionary take on feminism and how to embrace sexuality. The story does not end when you turn the last page of this book. The ideas that Maggie presents will stay with readers for a lifetime, and will lead to a happy and natural life. Learn how to: Embrace your own sexuality Redefine feminism and sexuality Embrace the things that make you happiest Realize your true identity and purpose in this life Reach a level of comfort with yourself and your actions “Empress Maggie’s story is so important. She inspires women everywhere to be who they want to be.” –Jennifer Lawrence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJL4UGSbeFg- Man! I Feel Like a Woman- Shania Twain
Utopia- Thomas More Do you see corruption in the world? Are you itching to make a change? Do you want to make an impact on society? If you answer yes to these questions, Utopia is the book for you. As on of the most important Renaissance figures, Thomas More presents what the ideal human society is. More takes readers on a written journey through Utopia and the way things should be, while commenting on the corrupt society of the world. The statement from Utopia, “Everywhere else people talk about the public good but pay attention to their own private interests,” really gets at the heart of this book. In Utopia people care about the betterment of others, which can be applied to our everyday lives. With Utopia, people around the world who seek out change can do just that with More’s commentary and visions for the ideal society. The perfect world may not be able to happen overnight, but each day we can take More’s ideas and take one step at a time to a better place for everyone. In the times of extreme wealth gaps all over the world, More’s words hold much weight to how we can adjust our personal greed and move towards a more just world. Bernie Sanders has said, “Utopia made me realize the world that I live in and how I can contribute to the betterment of society. This is definitely a must-read for everyone!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVg2EJvvlF8- Imagine- John Lennon
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