Originally Posted by Cadfael
I do the audiobook thing. Great way to work around the garden and/or trim.
Been listening to Michael Pollan's books on Food and organic farming. His book, "The Botany of Desire" covers the human history and interaction of four different plants: Apple, Tulip, Cannabis, and Potato.
I want to pick up Wendell Berry's books about farm life in middle america. Every snippet I have came across is very profound.
Nick Offerman's books "Paddle your own Canoe" and "Gumption" are also great, and have the bonus of him narrating them.
Sarah Vowell's works on quirky American History "Assassination Vacation" "Wordy Shipmates" are wonderful.
Audiobooks have revolutionized my life. Here is a list of books that affected me, how and why.
Dune - Frank Herbert. Even a man can become a God.
The Science of Getting Rich - W. Clement Stone. I was introduced to this book as a young man by a rich man. I read it, had a falling out with the boss, left it behind and promptly forgot about it. I only just read it again about a year ago. As I listened, I could follow along as if I had read it a thousand times. I knew at once that I had read it as a young man. I can say with certainty, that some of the ideas burned into my subconscious by this book, have been solely responsible for almost any success I have attained in my life, thus far. As if by accident, I put the principles into place and followed them, haphazardly. I shouldn't wonder where my life would be now, had I followed the work, to the letter...
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand. A former business partner sent this to me while I was in prison. It made me realize that I was destined to be a John Galt and that my desire to obtain fortune by productive enterprise was not in fact a sin, instead I was a man to be admired.
The Founding Fathers on Leadership - I read this before and after prison and it made me realize that I am living in history, and that standing up for what I believe in is the only thing to do, even if it means my imprisonment or death.
The 4 Hour Workweek - Tim Ferris. I read this book and immediately began making changes in my life to reduce my workload and make more money.
Time Management Made Simple - Brian Tracy. I hope to meet this man someday as well. He really helped me organize and discipline myself.
The Bhagavad Gita, The Bible - There are nuggets of wisdom in between the scary stories.
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon HIll. This one has given me faith in myself, that I never thought possible. Every millionaire has read this book.
How to be a 3% Man - Coach Corey Wayne. This man has practical advice for being the kind of man a woman will love. It has helped in my marriage.
Acres of Diamonds - About keeping your eyes open for the opportunities in your own backyard.
The Magic Story - about how great life can be when you partner with the universe.
The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham. One of Warren Buffets mentors. I first read about him in a book called The Einstein of Money.
How to Win Friends and Influence People &
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie. Oh my Dear Dale, you have saved me from a life of quiet desperation.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Dr Daniel Amen. Daniel, you gave a name to the demon, so I could tame it. Thank you.
Anything by Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Jim Rogers, Anthony Robbins. So many others. I have listened to over 500 books in the last year. Like Zig Ziglar said - "Turn you car into a university on wheels".