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Arts & Design
Lifestyle

The Art of the Story

Debbie Millman

The Art of the Story is a Skillshare course that teaches you to use artistic elements and language to create visual storytelling — a great introduction to a new art form for anyone with a story to tell.

Personal Growth
Lifestyle

The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel is a modern, philosophic take on the joys of going away, exploring why we do so in the first place, and how we can avoid falling into today's most common tourist traps.

Arts & Design

The Art of Video Interviews

Amy DeLouise, Richard Harrington

This course on video interviews guides learners through every stage, from the preparatory research and preparing a homely setting, to producing an editor-ready transcription.

Biographies

The Assassination of Fred Hampton

Jeffrey Haas

In The Assassination of Fred Hampton, writer and former attorney Jeffrey Haas investigates the murder of Fred Hampton, one of the Black Panther party's leading figures, and unravels the underbelly of a system that tried to silence Black voices and their advocates for centuries.

Money & Investing
Business

The Barefoot Investor

Scott Pape

The Barefoot Investor is an Australian farm boy's guide to taking charge of your personal finances with a simple system focused on eliminating debt, living in the now, and still retiring in peace.

Personal Growth
Business

The Big Leap

Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap is about changing our overall perspective, so we can embrace a philosophy that'll help us achieve our full potential in work, relationships, finance, and all other walks of life.

Personal Growth
Health & Fitness

The Blue Zones Solution

Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones Summary shows us how to adopt the lifestyle and mindset practices of the healthiest, longest-living people on the planet, from the five locations with the highest population of centenarians.

Health & Fitness
Personal Growth
Science & Environment

The Body

Bill Bryson

The Body helps us become smarter about how to take care of and use this mechanism that gives us life, explaining how it's put together, what happens on the inside, and how it functions.

Personal Growth
Health & Fitness
Mind & Philosophy
Parenting & Relationships

The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel A. van der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score helps us free ourselves from trauma by revealing the complex psychological processes of recovery and guiding us towards them.

Personal Growth
Religion & Spirituality
Mind & Philosophy

The Book of Joy

Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams

The Book of Joy is the result of a seven-day meeting between the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, two of the world's most influential spiritual leaders, during which they discussed one of life's most important questions: how do we find joy despite suffering?

Science & Environment

The Book of the Moon

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Whether it's as a mystery, a destination, or an area for discovery, the moon has always played its part throughout human history – and could be the next great frontier for our future.

Parenting & Relationships

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Philippa Perry

In The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, Philippa Perry offers advice on finding the most harmonious relationship with your child through using empathy to understand your child's perspective.

Personal Growth
Science & Environment

The Botany of Desire

Michael Pollan

The Botany Of Desire describes how, contrary to popular belief, we might not be using plants as much as plants use us - appealing to our human desires for beauty, intoxication and control in order to ensure their own survival.

History

The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown

The inspiring tale of how nine American rowers overcame the odds to win gold during the 1936 Olympics – in the middle of Adolf Hitler's Berlin.

Personal Growth
Science & Environment

The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge

The Brain That Changes Itself explores the concept of neuroplasticity, sharing fascinating stories of people who can use the brain's ability to adapt and be cured of ailments previously considered incurable.

Career & Success

The Buddha and the Badass

Vishen Lakhiani

This book from Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, shows readers how to ditch the grind and leverage their soul and spirit to shine in the workplace.

Education

The Case Against Education

Bryan Caplan

This book reveals why the schooling system is so broken, how it doesn't fulfill its intended purposes and instead creates multiple problems for society, and what we can do to fix it.

Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Technology & the Future
Business
Money & Investing

The Cold Start Problem

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen draws upon his own business experience at Uber as well as case studies of other Silicon Valley startups to explain the strategies employed when growing user networks.

Culture & Society

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein

The Color of Law is a detailed exposé of the systematic residential segregation of Black Americans established by government policies in the United States.

Lifestyle

The Complete Guide to Astrology

Louise Edington

This book teaches readers about the essentials of modern astrology through an inclusive, beginner-friendly perspective.

Mind & Philosophy

The Confidence Game

Maria Konnikova

In The Confidence Game, New Yorker columnist and professional poker player Maria Konnikova pulls together the stories of infamous swindlers and their victims and takes us through the psychological principles of deception - revealing why no one is immune to the wiles of a grifter.

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