Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: 8 inspiring books $1.99 each
is eight “inspiring books” for $1.99 each.
While “inspiring” could mean a lot of things (some books have been accused of inspiring some terrible things), these are books with well-known authors (not always known first as authors) that may be considered “uplifting”.
They are all well-reviewed on Amazon.
The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
I read this as a freebie from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, although I had certainly heard of it before that. What would you say if you knew you were dying? That was Pausch’s situation. While that might sound like it would make for a maudlin book, it’s also funny, and I recommend it. I quoted the book in The Mind Boggles: A Unique Book of Quotations:
“But being considered the best speaker in a computer science department is like being known as the tallest of the Seven Dwarfs.”
“…if you dispense your own wisdom, others often dismiss it; if you offer wisdom from a third party, it seems less arrogant and more acceptable.”
The popular actor from Back to the Future and Family Ties has been impressive to me in dealing with Parkinson’s. Still living life, still making fun of himself, still working, still an imperfect Dad.
From The Heart: Seven Rules To Live By
by Robin Roberts
The Good Morning America broadcaster recently underwent a bone marrow transplant.
Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question. Little Book. Answer Within.
by Maria Shriver
The Peabody-award winning journalist and broadcaster is a member of the Kennedy family.
This is one of the real trendsetters in “self help books”, originally released in 1997.
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies Of Life
by Teri Hatcher
Star of Lois & Clark…and oh yeah, Desperate Housewives. The order I listed those (and in which I think of the actor) shows my geek side, right?
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
While for me, the title is a Buckaroo Banzai line, Buckaroo was quoting a much older saying.
by Andrew Bridge
A memoir about being a foster child and achieving success.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.