Whitney Cummings's favorite books

  • Super Sad True Love Story

    Super Sad True Love Story

    Super Sad True Love Story

    Gary Shteyngart
    Fiction
    3.45 (38,639)

    In a novel set in the near future, when a beautiful, yet cruel, woman that Lenny Abramov met in Italy says she is coming to stay with him in New York, even the tanks and soldiers stationed in the city and the ongoing war with Venezuela can't get him down.

    Whitney Cummings

    I read one fiction book in the last three years called Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart which is phenomenal.

    Jun 26, 2015 — Source

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child

    The Drama of the Gifted Child

    The Drama of the Gifted Child

    Alice Miller
    Family & Relationships

    The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb.... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

    Whitney Cummings

    Theres a great book called The Drama of the Gifted Child. Love that.

    Jun 21, 2018 — Source

  • Sapiens

    Sapiens

    Sapiens

    Yuval Noah Harari
    Science
    4.40 (647,034)

    New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

    Whitney Cummings

    Theres a great book called Sapiens. A book by Yuval Noah Harari.

    Jun 26, 2015 — Source

  • Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell
    Domestic animals
    3.96 (3,003,768)

    A satire on totalitarianism features farm animals that overthrow their human owner and set up their own government, only to develop into an equally corrupt society.

    Whitney Cummings

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

    Jan 16, 2017 — Source

  • The Continuum Concept

    The Continuum Concept

    The Continuum Concept

    Jean Liedloff
    Psychology
    4.02 (2,763)

    A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we've lost with our "progress," and how we can reclaim our true nature Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians. The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature really is. She offers a new understanding of how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and for ourselves.

    Whitney Cummings

    Another good one, because a lot of my friends are having kids, is called The Continuum Concept. Its about attachment parenting.

    Jun 26, 2015 — Source

  • Codependent No More

    Codependent No More

    Codependent No More

    Melody Beattie
    Codependency
    4.12 (31,008)

    The 20th Anniversary edition of Codependent No More commemorates the ground-breaking message that taking care of one's self is a radical act of healing and transformation.

    Whitney Cummings

    If you want to know more about codependence I would say read a book called Codependent No More by Melanie Beatty.

    Jan 16, 2017 — Source

  • The Tools
    Whitney Cummings

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

    Jun 21, 2018 — Source

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