Ellen DeGeneres's favorite books

  • The Four Agreements

    The Four Agreements

    Don Miguel Ruiz
    Featuring the Four Agreements; The Mastery of Love; The Voice of Knowledge
    Family & Relationships

    A three volume set identifies four self-limiting beliefs that impede one's experience of freedom, true happiness, and love; looks at the fear-based assumptions that undermine love; and urges readers to restore joy in living by not believing in lies.

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    I love The Four Agreements so much that it feels like my book. It feels so personal.

     — Source

  • The Book of Joy

    The Book of Joy

    Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
    Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

    An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

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    When the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu write a book, you gotta read it

    Sep 21, 2016 — Source

  • The Promise of a Pencil

    The Promise of a Pencil

    Adam Braun
    How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
    Business & Economics

    The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

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    If you need a good Spring Break read

    Mar 23, 2014 — Source

  • The Cheese Trap

    The Cheese Trap

    Neal D Barnard
    How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy
    Health & Fitness

    New York Times bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. We've been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with calories, fat, and cholesterol, cheese can make you gain weight and leads to a host of health problems like high blood pressure and arthritis. Worse, it contains mild opiates that make it additive, triggering the same brain receptors as heroin and morphine. In THE CHEESE TRAP, Dr. Neal Barnard presents a comprehensive program to help readers break free of their cheese addiction so they can lose weight, boost energy, and improve their overall health. This easy-to-follow diet features a treasury of healthy recipes that will tame even the toughest cravings-from pizza, to lasagna, to ice cream and cheesecake.

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    If you care about your health and animals, you're not gonna wanna miss this book from my friend

    Mar 2, 2017 — Source

  • Food Is the Solution

    Food Is the Solution

    Matthew Prescott
    What to Eat to Save the World--80+ Recipes for a Greener Planet and a Healthier You

    An Inconvenient Truth with recipes: a fresh, beautifully designed cookbook with valuable resources for environmentally friendly, healthy, plant-based dishes.

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    This new book is full of recipes that are good to eat, and good for the earth.

    Apr 7, 2018 — Source

  • The Life and Love of Trees

    The Life and Love of Trees

    Lewis Blackwell

    The latest in the popular Life & Love Of series by Lewis Blackwell Showcasing the work of the world's leading nature photographers, The Life & Love of the Forest is a breathtaking visual tour of our most remarkable woodlands. Author Lewis Blackwell takes us on an extraordinary journey with essays and deep captions that explore the science and incredible histories of everything from seedlings, thickets, and underbrush to the extraordinary trees themselves. Capturing the beauty of these vibrant, fascinating landscapes, this book celebrates the spectacular power of forests around the world.

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    I love this new photography and essay book

    Dec 17, 2009 — Source