How to Survive Life - Must Reads

A Listmania! list by K. Matheny (CO, USA)
The list author says: "We all have difficulty in getting through life, these are the books that I consider essential for understanding yourself and people around you. This is by no means a list of stellar books, but books with important lessons and messages that we can all benefit from."
That's Not What I Meant!:  How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships
1.  That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships by Deborah Tannen
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  "We all have to interact with other people. This book helps aide in understanding why conversations with other well-meaning people can go wrong. It is best for explaining relationships between people with different conversational expectations. A lot of the examples are stereotyping men and women, but it doesn't take much extrapolation to understand how the examples relate to all your conversations."
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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
2.  The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
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  "In our lifetimes, we will all meet someone that has had a stroke, brain cancer, has a learning disability, or lost a limb. This book explains brain plasticity and the remarkable ways that it can recover and adapt despite the severity of the injury or symptoms.

Reading this book can help turn tragedy into triumph."
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The Score: The Science of the Male Sex Drive
3.  The Score: The Science of the Male Sex Drive by Faye Flam
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  "A great book for understanding how you fit in to the biological breeding world. A FUN and Informative read."
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The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap
4.  The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap by Susan Pinker
The list author says:
  "Susan does her best to explain why many brilliant women don't succeed and she goes further than simply claiming it is overt discrimination or poor choices made by women. This book doesn't have all the answers but may help intelligent, driven women find their place in a world built by men. This is probably the only book where I found descriptions of woman that were substantially similar to myself."
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The Female Brain
5.  The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
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  "This book covers the basics of understanding stereotypical women. Was very beneficial to me (a tom-boy that almost always Identifies with men first) to understand myself and other girls."
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The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke
6.  The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke by Elizabeth Warren
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  "Food for thought that is especially poignant with the economy how it is. This book especially covers how women more than men end up suffering financially."
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Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
7.  Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are by Frans De Waal
The list author says:
  "This book helps explain the parts of ourselves that we don't necessarily think about. It helps explain how our biological drive to survive might surface and how it could affect us and our behavior. Though I don't always agree with the author. It helped me understand why I am the way I am, especially for those traits that I don't consciously try to have."
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