David Blaine's favorite books

  • Cervantes
    David Blaine

    The book that blows me away beyond anything, and its hard to explain it

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  • American Prometheus
    David Blaine

    This is one of the more fascinating men that I've read about.

     — Source

  • Naked

    Naked

    Naked

    David Sedaris
    Humor
    4.07 (251,562)

    In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

    David Blaine

    It's hilarous!

     — Source

  • Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Viktor E Frankl
    Existential psychotherapy
    4.35 (479,763)

    A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that he and other inmates coped with the experience of being in Auschwitz. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral and spiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camp's degenerating influence - while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph. Frankl came to believe that man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

    David Blaine

    One of my favorite books

     — Source

  • Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    Hermann Hesse
    Fiction
    4.04 (630,019)

    This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

    David Blaine

    Recommeded on Tim Ferriss podcast

     — Source

  • If This Is a Man and The Truce

    If This Is a Man and The Truce

    If This Is a Man and The Truce

    Primo Levi
    Auschwitz (Concentration camp)

    With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known."

    David Blaine

    an Amazing book!

     — Source

  • The Macrobiotic Way

    The Macrobiotic Way

    The Macrobiotic Way

    Michio Kushi
    Health & Fitness

    An updated edition of the definitive guide to the macrobiotic movement argues that diet is the cause of many diseases, stresses the importance of eating whole grains and fresh vegetables, and describes macrobiotic foods and cooking techniques. Original.

    David Blaine

    Recommeded on Tim Ferriss podcast

     — Source

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