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Where the Light Begins

Blurb: In Where the Light Begins: A Seeker’s Journey for Truth, Freedom and a Place to Call Home, Cristy Elmendorp shares an intimate account of her extraordinary life journey. The daughter of a missionary who once belonged to a controversial Christian cult called “The Children of God”, her father would often tell her that she […]

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Ditches to Riches

Blurb:Your dreams may be free, but getting there demands a price.Homeless. Addicted. Alone. Ronald Worley hit rock bottom, but climbed his way back and into money, a successful business, and fulfillment. Now he is helping others do the same.Negative circumstances can overshadow a life of purpose. Making the brave hard choices can seem impossible. Yet, […]

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Blurb:In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s […]

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First Real Decade

Blurb:What to do in your twenties instead of “hustling” and making money?It’s not an easy question to answer.As a twenty-year-old struggling to understand what to do with his life, the top Medium writer and author Sergey Faldin bought in the hustle myth. He dropped out of college. Started businesses. Traded bitcoin. Was in debt. Then, one day, […]

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The Singing Widow of a Buddhist Priest

Blurb: A rich, fun, spicy novel about the all-time, most impossible journey of an American woman determined to make it in Japan.When Sarah Green discovers her destiny is to tie her life with Japan, she does everything possible to make it there. This, however, comes with a price.As she climbs up the corporate ladder in […]

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This Magnificent Dappled Sea

Blurb: Two strangers—generations and oceans apart—have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that attach us.In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow […]

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Scratch

Description: Scratch is an interesting collection of personal essays and interviews on the financial aspect of writing put together by Manjula Martin. The contributors discuss money and success in their unique ways.The book’s first section Early Days does not have a common thread of advice, except maybe to imply that good timing and having great contacts […]

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One Hour Content Plan

The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand did not deliver in terms of its title. I am yet to develop a content plan. However, this is not because I couldn’t if I wanted.I spent far more time on it than one hour, reading and noting down points. I am focusing on what I want […]

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Adventures of an Urban Homesteader

This book reminded me of the 2015 film It Had to Be You. The protagonist Kendall thinks she knows what she wants. However, she is clueless when it comes to articulating it and trying to achieve it. It is funny (and painful, at times) reading how she blunders through her life, trying to make sense […]