A book that changed your life?

Malaysia
January 27, 2009 2:52pm CST
Have you ever read a book that changed your life? I do, I think every book I read changed my life here and there. How about you? Share your experience.
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I agree with you that every book I read changes my life a little bit here and there. But yes, there is a particular book that changed my life the first time I read it and continues to affect me every time I pick it up and thumb through it again. It is Centering in Pottery, Poetry and the Person by M.C. Richards. In a nutshell, this book drew a thread through my very existence and connected it everything I have ever done in my life.
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• Poland
28 Jan 09
I'm glad that you agree with me ;) Ragards.
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@davido (1623)
• Canada
28 Jan 09
Oh.. would I say changed my life? wel not really it made me a better person and made me to see a new approach to Leadership and Power. I still carry the book in my Travelling Bag! its Paradox of Power -Pat Williams. It a delight.
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• Poland
27 Jan 09
Hi Lovesummer :) I think every book is changing our lifes a bit. Do you agree with me? Each of them tells us something new though we usually don't see how it makes our lifes but it does. I'm from Poland and in my opinion many Polish (but not only Polish) writers influenced on me.
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@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
well, besides the Bible of course, i would have to say the book called 'bird by bird' by anne lamot (i think) its a very good and encouraging book for beginning writers. i would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to start writing!
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I guess one of the first inspirational books that I read, changed my life more than anything. It was "The Power of Positive Thinking". It not only made me try to think positive, but it also got me to reading that type of book more often. It seems like whenever I am reading something really positive like that, things just seem to go so well for me. I guess it is probably because I have such a short of a memory, that if I am constantly pounding it into my brain I do better. LOL
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@violeta_va (4832)
• Australia
29 Jan 09
I will never forget reading Anne Frank's diary. That book has changed me a lot. It made me read more about what happened in the past what people did and all those lifes lost. It made me value life more and things in it. To respect and see people as individuals and not see colours, race, religion, age or gender. I have read the book so many times and each time is like reading it for the first time. Plus I have many Anne Frank related books as well
@eynjel05 (444)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
It's the purpose driven life that i had read and after forty days it changes my life. I learned a lot from that book after I read such.Well I am so lucky that I was given the opportunity to read such book because there are a lots of lessons that all of us should learn and we can find it there. After I read such I felt that I am complete and all of my questions regarding life was all answered. If you want to experience the same as I had experience, read that book.
• Canada
29 Jan 09
It would be Stranger in a Strange land by Robert A Heinlein I read it when I was 13 and it amazed me, opened my eyes to life, and to how we soo little see whats around us even if we actually look at it.
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I am not sure if a book changed my life, maybe "Go ask Alice" but not in the way people think. I would give credit to the writers that changed my life, Poe, Twain, Frost, only to name a few. I have many that I read that are important to me. All the books, as I mentioned before, have affected me one way or another. Ainge