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I'm wondering if anyone has favorite books (nothing "current", if possible) that they feel should be part of one's lives - as possible gifts for Christmas.

Stuff I've sent before includes "Tuesday's With Morrie", "The Richest Man in Babylon", and some business books like "Built to Last" and "Good to Great".

I put "The Dangerous Book for Boys" on my son's list, because it looked like it'd be a cool book for him to have for a long time. Our UK friends may know much more about this book.

Doesn't have to be sappy, or business related - the more the better. Bring 'em.
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The Dangerous Book for Boys, Brill !, here's some more for the boy...

Now don't laugh Q, pop-up books by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart , fascinating engineering, Scholastic!

Kidnapped - R.L.Stevenson , AAAArrrrrr shiver me timbers.

Instinctive shooting 2 - G. Fred Asbell (Physics, history, hand eye skills and remember what Plato said about archery for boys 5 and over, it's a must!)
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Bumping through the politco-economic-bullshitosphere for a moment. Thanks for the suggestions so far - keep them coming!
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I'm wondering if anyone has favorite books (nothing "current", if possible) that they feel should be part of one's lives - as possible gifts for Christmas.

Stuff I've sent before includes "Tuesday's With Morrie", "The Richest Man in Babylon", and some business books like "Built to Last" and "Good to Great".

I put "The Dangerous Book for Boys" on my son's list, because it looked like it'd be a cool book for him to have for a long time. Our UK friends may know much more about this book.

Doesn't have to be sappy, or business related - the more the better. Bring 'em.
The richest man in Babylon is must reading. I love Brian Tracy's Maximum Achievement & Andrew Wood, Making it big in America (cheesy title but good).

As for Mitch Album. He is a fucking moron. This all knowing assbag has an obsession with death. He sucked as a sports writer and sucks bigger as a novelist but what the hell people are buying his shit. I guess it's marketed well. IMO.
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