Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Outside of a Dog, #18

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

We all like to give advice whether we are asked for it or not. Here are several books that do an excellent job of offering advice and even a little inspiration on how to lead a more worthwhile and happy life.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
At the age of 47 Mr. Pausch died of pancreatic cancer this past month but not before leaving us the lecture of a lifetime along with book of insightful observations and advice on how to make our lives more meaningful. The book came from a video on YouTube by the same title. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

Bio Pausch WCV WDB

Before I Go: Letters to Our Children about What Really Matter by Peter Kreeft
A series of one page essays on a wide variety of topics that give readers a thoughtful look at the value of gratitude, simplicity, kindness, sacrifice, joy, and death.

170.44 Kreeft SHL

A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
The Newsweek columnist and novelist offers up her take on what is important in life.

170.44 Quindlen WCV WMB WAM

The Art of Aging: A Doctor’s Prescription for Aging by Sherwin Nuland
Practical observations and suggestions on the aging process.

305.26 Nuland WCV

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