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Seth Godin

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What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must?

Every reader has at least one, that book that never caught on, or is out of print, but that resonates so much with people that they can't forget it. I still remember reading "The Republic of Tea" on the Sunday it came out years ago. And of course, Steve Pressfield's "The War of Art" which I've purchased and handed out a dozen times so far...

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    Feb 16 2011: As a teenager, "Ecce Homo" by Friedrich Nietzsche - it opened my eyes to living a life as the liver sees fit to and accepting the consequences good and bad.

    As a 20-something, "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - which opened my eyes to living a human life in inhuman circumstances, the power of the spirit.

    As a 50-something, "The Invisible Dragon, Essays on Beauty" by Dave Hickey - for reminding me that art is revolutionary, and this is why the instituion of art has become so boring during my lifetime.

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