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Add All 19 of These New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Your September Reading List

September’s new books feature aliens, superheroes, time travel, and what sounds like a wonderfully genre-busting new novel from Alan Moore. This list …

Six standout stock picks from six leading fund managers

Six top fund managers discuss their standout stock pick for the year ahead, following the latest earnings season in a roundtable with <i>The Australian</i> …

20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

As a hopeless lover of both letters and notable advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958. Found in <b>Letters of Note:</b> …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

How to Be an Explorer of the World

As a longtime fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri Smith’s <i>Wreck This Box</i> set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her <b>How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a wonderful compendium of …

Henry Miller on the Mystery of the Universe and the Meaning of Life

More than merely one of the most memorable, prolific, and disciplined authors of the twentieth century, <b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980) was also a champion of the wisdom of the heart, a poignant oracle of writing, a modern philosopher. But hardly anywhere does Miller’s spirit shine …

The 13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013

On the heels of the year’s best reads in psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, and children’s books, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continues with the finest science and technology books of 2013. (For more timeless stimulation, revisit the …

Quiet

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Cain<p><b>The book that started the Quiet Revolution</b><br>At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa …

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

• <b>Author:</b> Deepak Chopra<p>Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of …

She Comes First

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Kerner<p>“Every man’s must-read. Tell your guy to put down the remote and pick up <i>She Comes First</i>.”<br>—<i>Cosmopolitan</i><p>Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in <i>She Comes First—</i>anessential guidebook to oral sex from the author of <i>Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either.</i> …

The Road Less Traveled

• <b>Author:</b> M. Scott Peck<p>Now featuring a new introduction by Dr. M. Scott Peck, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller <i>The Road Less Traveled,</i> celebrated by <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> as “not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.”<p>Perhaps no book in this generation has had a …

The Talent Code

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Coyle<p><b>What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? This groundbreaking work provides readers with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.</b><p>Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your …

The Republic of Thieves

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Lynch<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>“A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora.</b> …

Speaker for the Dead

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War.<p>Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and …

Hardwiring Happiness

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Hanson<p><b>Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated?</b><p>Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences, but slowly from good ones. <b><br>You can change this.</b> <br>Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and …