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Bonus Content: Read a free excerpt now! It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life as in the birds and the bees. As you get older, though, you need to have the Other Talk — that is, about the end of life. And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits. With this book, you can take control of your life so that when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want.
By Allison Tyler Off the Shelf. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we've created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the "D" word has to offer. Each of these books approaches the subject of our demise with respect and candor and, although death isn't a lark, there's humor to be found, too. Pick one up, take a deep breath, and prepare for a walk on what lies just on the other side. Stiff by Mary Roach In this fascinating bestseller, Mary Roach details topics from dissection to decay, live burials to body snatching, human head transplants to medical cannibalism, all the way through to what can happen to your body after you've donated it to science. Read the review here.
And all you have to do is read them! This heartbreaking memoir, written by Jean-Dominique Bauby, follows the life of a narcissistic editor turned ward of the hospital after a sudden stroke leaves him paralyzed and unable to communicate. It'll make you realize how important the people in your life are, and how precious every moment really is. Did I mention you might weep through the whole thing? Read this philosophical novel, and Robert Pirsig will help you realize how important it is to actually care about what you're doing. In other words, if you're fixing a motorcycle, then really fix it. Don't listen to music, or do something else simultaneously.
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I realize this is a really weighty title. But I do think that a book can inspire ideas and ways of thinking that have the power to transform our lives., There are books that entertain, books that inform, books that enthrall - books that speak to the brain, the mind, the intellect and the emotions.
Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think. They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever. I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share the one book that has significantly influenced them.