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  • Work, Sex, and Money

  • Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Sherab Chödzin Kohn (editor)
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Each day we deal with the challenges of ordinary life: a series of mundane experiences that could be summarized by the title of this book, Work, Sex, Money. We all hope that these aspects of our life will be a source of fulfillment and pleasure, and they often are. Yet they are also always sources of problems for which we seek practical advice and solutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so much wisdom

  • By Ian on 11-10-16

Not a direct work of Trungpas

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

this is my 5th book, not a direct text of trungpa. I recommended "cutting through spiritual materialism" or "shambala..."

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,087

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

not nearly as good as his first two.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

unfortunately sapien's is by far his best book, homo Deus his second, and this one is a few steps down from homo Deus

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,714

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

enthralling and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

this is a kind of History that anyone can get into
it helps give context to the rise of humans
we forget that we are animals too often

  • You're It!

  • On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,039

Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the Watts you'll ever need

  • By Rich S. on 12-02-11

Watts is always a badass isn't he?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

These are actual recorded lectures from watts. They are fantastic. Most of the material is timeless, more wisdom than information.

  • The Examined Life

  • How We Lose and Find Ourselves
  • By: Stephen Grosz
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

An extraordinarybook for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives. We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense ofour lives. But it is not enough to tell tales; there must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz hasspent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our mostbaffling behavior. The Examined Life distills more than fifty thousandhours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile read

  • By Joseph G Todaro MD on 05-30-17

fantastic for therapists

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Clients and therapists will love this book. Especially those interested in just how psychoanalytic interpretations come about.

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