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What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leather Chair Mar 20. 32 Replies

I find that most self-help books are a lot more gender-neutral and based on market-orientated skills, such as: how to be confident, charismatic, and eliminate stress. I've had some trouble finding…Continue

 

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Leather Chair replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Don't read self-help books.  They are a new phenomenon brought on by a sissified society.  Instead read the great classics."
Mar 20
Liam Hirst replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"I would recommend The Brothers Karamazov or the 48 Laws of Power"
Mar 13
Steve Fine replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Here are two great ones - Nine Things Every Guy Oughta Know  and What Every Man Needs to Know written by myself http://livingreal.net/nine-things-every-guy-oughta-know/"
Mar 13
Danny Jim replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter -great study on the psychology of guilt. Also Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime And Punishment and/or The Brothers Karamazov - a great theological book."
Feb 27
Jirby replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"If you haven't read East of Eden, you should. It may not fall into the character development category, but it will leave a mark on you in some way. You will identify with a character and gain perspective on life, family and generations. "
Feb 27
Jirby replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Johnny Tremain is a great book."
Feb 27
Alberto replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"This book is fantastic! It is bound to make a deep impression on anyone who reads it."
Feb 26
Rachel Klingberg replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"I agree that To Kill a Mockingbird describes some manly virtues and particularly, the character of Atticus Finch offers much to be commended and perhaps emulated. I also think Plato's Republic, and other Socratic dialogues, as well as the…"
Feb 26
Jeff replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Lies My Teacher Told Me;  Everything your American history textbook got wrong By James W Loewen.  Made me go back all the way to review all I took as fact.  Found out about histology and the methodology for fact finding in a very…"
Feb 26
Matthew Williams replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"One of the most insightful books I've ever read."
Feb 26
Douglas Aldrich replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Take the time to "Trident" by retired Navy SEAL Lt. Jason Redman. I promise you that this book will be an inspiration when you find yourself in a deep hole, trying to get out."
Feb 25
Native Son replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"Oddly enough, it's not a self-help book.  It's a college literature textbook, Man and His Measure.  A bit dated now, but a wonderful exposition of a lot of very good writing.  Otherwise, you can't go wrong starting…"
Feb 25
Stephen Jashub Comstock replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"To kill a mockingbird- Atticus Finch is one of the greatest examples of manhood. I reread the book yearly, and attempt to practice some of his character traits. The Bible- Being a strong Christian, this one is obvious and shouldn't require…"
Feb 25
Steve Fine replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"he destroyed them - didn't burn them still pretty ballsey"
Feb 25
Jack Bauer replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"I've heard good things about "Wild at Heart", by Eldridge ... geared toward Christian Men.  I haven't read it yet, though.   Financial Peace and The Total Money Makeover, both by Ramsey, completely upended how I…"
Feb 25
Jay D replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"NBot a self help book but "the old man and the sea" was one of the best books i read since quit a time and you always take something out of those books."
Feb 25

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