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What book are you reading now?

He Man

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I'm reading a good biography: Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson).
Heavy, comprehensive treatment of Leonardo's life and ideas. Book utilizes a lot of Leonardo's sketches & paintings. 500+ pages total, I'm currently about a quarter thru it..
 

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Way too many. I know I should stop starting books while I’m still reading other ones but I can’t help myself! The ones I’m mainly reading are Jane Eyre, a bio on Beethoven, and Nausea by Sartre
 

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Ask the Dust (John Fante)

Young, struggling writer in 1930s Los Angeles.. navigating life, looking for love etc. I'm 30 pages in..

Incidentally, anyone know if the author's name is pronounced FANT, or FANT-uh ?
 

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I've always been an avid reader but anxiety has taken a toll on that as well, in the sense that when it's bad I go for silly, light books that I would have never given a second glance to years ago. They do provide a bit of distraction, so they're helpful in that way, but I miss my favorite genres.

I'm currently reading a non-fiction book about dog language.
 

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Book I am reading is The Courage to Be Disliked... very very very good read. I am a positive person. When I saw this book I was puzzled.. who wants to be disliked. I read a few pages and I was hooked. Glad I purchased the book. Everybody is not ready for this book because it is a bit deep but this is one of my favorite books.
 

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Although I'm not reading any book right now, over the years I've read a lot more textbooks than novels.

I like reading textbooks about psychology, astronomy, medicine, and more.
 

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Although I'm not reading any book right now, over the years I've read a lot more textbooks than novels.

I like reading textbooks about psychology, astronomy, medicine, and more.
Sounds like what I tend to read when I do pick up a book. I read a lot of history books, but I also enjoy the textbook topics you mentioned. Especially medicine and psychology.
 

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I read a lot of history books, but I also enjoy the textbook topics you mentioned. Especially medicine and psychology.
Bin,
What/who are your favorite historical subjects & figures ?

(I'm also a history buff; recently finished a biography on Ferdinand Magellan..)
 

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Bin,
What/who are your favorite historical subjects & figures ?

(I'm also a history buff; recently finished a biography on Ferdinand Magellan..)
Just about anything, really. I read a lot of Bill O'Reilly books, especially the Killing series. I've read all of them so far. I recently finished his Legends & Lies Civil War book, and I've started the Legends & Lies Patriots. I'm primarily interested in the time periods between (and including) the American Revolutionary War and World War II.
 

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I enjoy reading history books as well, Bin-Tenn. However, I like reading about modern history more than reading about history events from many centuries ago.
 

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Me vs Myself The Anxiety Guy Tells All he has a new one coming out as well I cannot wait
 

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Then I fell Apart - Moby ( A man just like any of us. A life of panic attacks and anxiety. All this time out there doing his whole music thing. Big when the rave scene was in full swing. Then he was dropped by his record company after two fao;ed albums. Thing about him was he couldn't allow himself to get close to women or he would go into melt down mode. He covered it up with drink and drugs. Excellent read though )
 

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Then I fell Apart - Moby ( A man just like any of us. A life of panic attacks and anxiety. All this time out there doing his whole music thing. Big when the rave scene was in full swing. Then he was dropped by his record company after two fao;ed albums. Thing about him was he couldn't allow himself to get close to women or he would go into melt down mode. He covered it up with drink and drugs. Excellent read though )
I loved Moby! Will have to check that out thanks for the suggestion!
 

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I loved Moby! Will have to check that out thanks for the suggestion!
You will love this book. Sad and funny. All his own writing. He always kept journals. Thought been rich and famous would cure his anxiety / panic attacks. Found that was not the case. He coped using drink and drugs. Easy book to read.
 

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Springfield Confidential.
Behind the scenes from a Simpsons staff writer. The format is quick, funny anecdotes. Kinda reminds me of Stern's Private Parts, but less crass.
Good read for fans interested in the inner workings & evolution of The Simpsons.
 

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My friend told me about a book called My Husband"s Wife. I downloaded a sample on my Kindle. I end up purchasing the book. Sound like it may be a good read.. a lot of twist and turns.
 
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One of the most personally influential books I've read this year was Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, all 12 of them. You do not have to be a stoic to find his philosophy of use for dealing with anxiety.

He has a lot of great thoughts that I carry with me and I'll let you in on one right here:

"It can only ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise it cannot harm you—inside or out."

Long term anxiety can definitely contribute to ruining ones character...but can it be used as fuel for improvement? I think it is worth of consideration.

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