What is your famous book in USA?

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My Favorite Book is- Rich Dad Poor Dad -is Robert's story of growing up with two dads -- his real father and the father of his best friend, his "rich dad" -- and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    So - you mean fiction?
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    I so love Transformational Energy Fantasy Land by Wat T.F. Hussein.

    He writes with such amorphous invitational flavor, most evrywan invited in.

    An' when he delivahs his consummate concloosion, nowan walks away unchanged.

    Jus' gotta figure the middle part, I guess.


    The Noo Yoork Times described this amazin' tome as 'impenetrable' -- which means if'n you fully conversant with page 3, you could prolly hold a highbrow conversation with Brad Pitt in a bar.

    (In a recent IQ test, he said there were 7 lettahs between I an' Q - an' won a speshl Fast Actschwaahn award for bein' impulsive.)

    Dunno whethah TEFL is outta print now -- but likely you can still score a copy on the dark web for $15,000 (or the equivalent in mousetraps).

    That is my ansah.

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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar K
    I have read that book and the bitter truth is that there is more substantive learning to be had from a Uri Geller paragraph.

    Practical methods for self-improvement which are easy to perform and last a lifetime can come from surprising places if you have an open mind.

    Does Kiyosaki show you how to fall asleep on demand? Don't you think this would be a useful life skill? Self-help get rich quick books are actually superb because they increase the wealth distribution of the economy. It balances things out - you have too much money and the author wants it - everyone wins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by Ikbal Hossain View Post

    My Favorite Book is- Rich Dad Poor Dad -is Robert's story of growing up with two dads -- his real father and the father of his best friend, his "rich dad" -- and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
    The best Personal Development book I've ever read (and I've read a few) ... Is "Start Where You Are" by Chris Gardner. (... He's the Guy that the Will Smith movie "The Pursuit Of Happyness" was based on.)

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    Originally Posted by Ikbal Hossain View Post

    My Favorite Book is- Rich Dad Poor Dad -is Robert's story of growing up with two dads -- his real father and the father of his best friend, his "rich dad" -- and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
    if you actually read the book and look past the cover .. i found 4 hour workweek better than rich dad poor dad

    over time i have also came to the conclusion ..you need a place to live .. and that will cost money ..and if you are going to live somewhere over 10 years it is better to buy a home if you can .. and less than ten years it may be better to rent ..

    but of course talking heads who put most of their wealth in rental properties ..will tell you many many good reasons why you should rent .and not buy ..

    there is a good reason authors who write books tell you .. it is great to read 1 book a week ..
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    5 dimes, but prefer the english books
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  • Profile picture of the author lorenburton
    "To Kill A Mockingbird"
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Most anything by John Grisham
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    Hi, I like Ayzek Azimov books.
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  • Profile picture of the author mindtricks18
    Here are my favorite top10 Books

    1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
    2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
    3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    6. Middlemarch by George Eliot
    7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    8. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
    9. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
    10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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    • Profile picture of the author Ikbal Hossain
      Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- amazing book!!!
      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    "The Great Alone" introduced me to Kristen Hanna and I'm hooked. That one is worth a read.


    "Talisman" is always on my list - Straub and King

    "Where the Crawdads Sing"

    Anything by John Grisham, Jonathan Kellerman, Bachman, etc...most things by James Patterson and Nora Roberts....Tess Gerritson, Lisa Jackson, the Reacher novels, etc....

    I find self help and motivational books are great for insomnia...they just are not my 'thing'. I read 5-7 books a week currently...some deep and many not-so-deep...it's entertainment for me.


    The list in the previous post is a great one - read those in high school....but also reminded me how much I've enjoyed re-reading "Atlas Shrugged".
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  • Profile picture of the author BluesPlayer
    Sales Success by Brian Tracy - great primer on how to conduct sales calls and meetings
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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    Hi Ikbal

    I totally agree, it is definitely a book that makes you question everything we have been taught (go to school, get a good job working for someone else). It definitely changed my outlook, wish I had read it sooner!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kavitazen
    THINK AGAIN by Adam Grant is my Favorite & famous book in the USA.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Kavitazen View Post

      THINK AGAIN by Adam Grant is my Favorite & famous book in the USA.
      Posted by a person who lives in Asia
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    Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill was one that got me started in entrepreneurship.

    I know what to do so why don't I do it by Nick Hall is good book about why we procrastinate and do the things we do.

    Daring Greatly by Brene Brown good for mindset and humility and perspective

    Living Forward by Michael Hyatt good for life planning

    Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer is a good non-fiction story about memory.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Posted by a person who lives in Asia

    Reading books is a great way to master another language....
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  • Profile picture of the author Valentyna K
    I enjoyed Cash Flow Quadrant more than Rich dad. But still both of them are good with his ideas. Especially for people in business
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  • Profile picture of the author Rutherford Seo
    The top famous books are..
    The Origins of Our Discontents The Cold Millions
    Hamnet
    Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
    Homeland Elegies
    Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
    Transcendent Kingdom
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    The first book that comes to my mind is a religious book, but we don't do religion here, so let's go to the second book.

    The second book that comes to my mind is a book about highway number one. I do not remember the title or the auteur. but I remember that I did read it around 1985, and without any photos or the internet.
    The trip took me from San Diego to San Fransico and it was like I was there, I still smell the ocean when I think of that book.
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  • Profile picture of the author lorenburton
    Mockingbird
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    In the US, most likely Starship Trooper by Robert Heinlein


    but followed very closely by A boy and his dog by Harlan ellison
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucya Smit
    Do you mean favorite book or famous book? I enjoy reading The Games People Play. Have you about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    The life of Pi.

    A friend insisted I read it. To me, it was a slog to get through...until the last page. And the last sentence on the last page made me break down and cry.

    I've never been hit harder with a truth than that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      The life of Pi.

      I've never been hit harder with a truth than that.
      Don't look in the mirror much, do you?
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      If you want me to go on arguing, you'll have to pay for another five minutes.

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