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#1
haven't read much inawhile, need something to mentally digest and and get the frontal lobes going again.

looking for something in the non-fiction, philosophical category..

let the list begin!
#3
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Pure, Psychotic, Genius

Edit: It's a true story with some fictionalized parts, and there is heavy drug use, so make sure u can handle it before you buy it
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#7
Forest Gump.
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#8
The Culture Of Fear? though it's a tad dated. Uhmm, what about The God Delusion? Philosophical and non-fiction!!
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#10
Stephen King books are pretty odd. My friend has a book by Chuck Palahniuk called The Diary, and apparently its pretty odd. I read Animal Farm this last week, and its short, but could in some ways be prophetic for some countries. its really good.
#11
East of Eden mutha****a!
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#12
"The things they carried" by Tim Obrien is semi- non fictional...since he fought in Vietnam and it is about Vietnam...its a great book that made me wonder what it really ment to have a irreconciable past....then i realized that i kinda alredy had one..its a great read.
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#13
Dude, there have been five book threads in the past two weeks. Use the search button and you'll find hundreds of valid suggestions.
#14
Books I've just ordered:
The Great Gatsby (recommended to me by a good source)
Brave New World

Both famous books, both highly rated, both fit your specifications.
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Books I've just ordered:
The Great Gatsby (recommended to me by a good source)
Brave New World

Both famous books, both highly rated, both fit your specifications.
Non-fiction?
#16
the perks of being a wallflower
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#17
1984 by Geore Orwell
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#18
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Non-fiction?

Didn't see that part, my bad.

Still good books regardless.
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#21
Go Ask Alice
-A diary of a girl who became addicted to drugs. Very insightful, a great read.
The Jungle
-I haven't read much (I'm on like page 20) but its supposed to be pretty good. Its what caused food inspection to start, back in the early 1900s
Rabble in Arms
-Kenneth Rodgers, the author of this book is supposedly is a great author (occurding to one of my teachers) but it was based on the US Civil War era and was written back then.
The Cell
-Stephen King. Really awesome apocalyptic story.
King writes great books.

I'm not sure which and which are fiction/nonfiction, but they are all pretty good... I think... ;D
#23
"Possible Side Effects"- Augusten Burroughs
"Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"- Douglas Adams
"I am America (And So Can You!)"- Stephen Colbert
"The Alphabet of Manliness"- Maddox
"The Zombie Survival Guide"- Max Brooks
"Fight Club"- Chuck Palahniuk

First few that come to mind.

EDIT: Woops. I didn't see he wanted non-fiction.

All of the un-scratched through are PRETTY MUCH non-fiction. The first is first hand accounts by Burroughs (a collection of short stories from his life), Colbert doesn't lie, Maddox never lies, and I'm PRETTY sure that last one can save your life.
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#24
Stupid White Men - Michael Moore
Biography of The World's Assasins - Some rich guy took the credit, but most of the work was done by my moms friend Chris Martin, who's a history/politics freak. Awesome read.
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#26
Arthur's Pet Business - Marc Brown
Watership Down - Richard Adams
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#27
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Go Ask Alice
-A diary of a girl who became addicted to drugs. Very insightful, a great read

That was actually written by an adult professional author, not a teenager. With that in mind, you can read it and judge how biased it may be.
#28
They're not books, and they're mostly available online, but George Orwell's essays are really more interesting than his books. They're good, but these are better.

http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/index.html

That's a good site for them.

Here are some other good one's I've really liked lately:

Prey and The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger
#29
Clapton: The Autobiography

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#30
sorry yawn, i've been on for the last few days but never seen any book thread. (or even since i've joined)

thanks for the suggestions everyone!
#34
get anything by t.c. boyle, hsi short story collections are especially good.
EDIT: Nevermind, you wanted non-fiction, although he has written a biography of kelogg (the guy who made kelogg's cereal company), and although i haven't read it, ive heard it is very good.
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#35
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#36
The God Delusion: Richard Dawkins
Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand
Both are amazing books and worth a read sometime...
#37
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
Seriously good book on objectivism and the role of education, written by one of the 20th Century's greatest masters of the English language.
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#39
Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides
Virgin Suicides- same
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#40
Stephen Colbert - I Am America (and so can you!)
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