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A Listmania! list by Sonja Landis "paints laughter. for real." (San Diego, CA)
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The list author says: "Mother, Artist, and Entrepreneur. I bravely turned my life upside down because it was all wrong for me, and came out the other side... Successful, Rich, Happy, More Loving, and More Creative because of it. But I didn't do it alone. I read A LOT. I learned A LOT. I was fearful yet bold A LOT. Some people ask HOW I did it, and here's a good part of the answer!"
The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor
1.  The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor by Gail McMeekin
The list author says:
  "I read this book when I got fired from ANOTHER job I hated and wasn't very good at it... and this was the start to a journey of life changes.  I was reading it the night I decided I was an Artist, and I wasn't meant to get fired from high-stress corporate jobs I hated anymore."
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
2.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
The list author says:
  "The mack-daddy of life skills!  Check out the 8th Habit too, when you're done with this."
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Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter
3.  Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter by Seth Godin
The list author says:
  "Ugh!  L-O-V-E this, and all by Seth Godin.  He's brilliant and had me nodding my head with every word.... I knew The Painted Laugh was indeed the Purple Cow he was referring too!"
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Outliers: The Story of Success
4.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
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The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life
5.  The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by Murray Smith
The list author says:
  "Do the exercises!  You'll have breakthroughs!!!"
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The Last Lecture
6.  The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The list author says:
  "A guide to Life.  A guide to parenting.  A guide to communicating.  A guide to prioritizing.  A guide to recognition."
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The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Artist You Truly Are
7.  The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Artist You Truly Are by Danny Gregory
The list author says:
  "It only takes your own permission..."
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Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself
8.  Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself by Sabrina Ward Harrison
The list author says:
  "The goal of life, yes???"
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Brave on the Rocks: If You Don't Go, You Don't See
9.  Brave on the Rocks: If You Don't Go, You Don't See by Sabrina Ward Harrison
The list author says:
  "Rock it, sister!"
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Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally
10.  Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally by Patti Digh
The list author says:
  "True that!  Wake up, peeps!!!"
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The Principles of Uncertainty
11.  The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
The list author says:
  "Cuz sometimes it is..."
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The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
12.  The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
The list author says:
  "Most good ideas start here."
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The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Perigee Book.)
13.  The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Perigee Book.) by Chris Guillebeau
The list author says:
  "Profoundly wise and amazing."
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The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels
14.  The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels by Leanna Adams
The list author says:
  "The higher the better..."
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The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube
15.  The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube by Michelle Goodman
The list author says:
  "I'm a big fan of Anti 9-5 anything and I've started my own revelution with my tribe called "The Anti-Gray-Suit Campaign."  (Which I started BEFORE even seeing the name of this book!)"
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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
16.  The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss
The list author says:
  "Yes."
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The Missing Piece
17.  The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
The list author says:
  "We all feel it at times."
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The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
18.  The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
The list author says:
  "A full-fledged relationship guide, in about 15 minutes."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation)
19.  Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation) by Flip Video
The list author says:
  "Love it."
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Flip Video Tripod
20.  Flip Video Tripod by Flip Video
The list author says:
  "Handy."
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Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!
21.  Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! by Kris Carr
The list author says:
  "Funny.  Smart.  Life changing.  Got me to give up cheese, which I never in my lifetime thought I would say!!!"
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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
22.  The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Janet Mills
The list author says:
  "Deep and difficult, but all valid."
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
23.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
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She...
24.  She... by Kobi Yamada
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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
25.  Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
The list author says:
  "I love everything Chelsea Handler.  She is too funny, and says everything I sometimes wish I could plus a ton of things I wish I had even thought of first.  She goes against every single thing in "The Four Agreements" listed above, but in the most devilishly naughty and fun way... I mean, gimme a break.  I'm no Toltec Minister of Spirituality!  I'm much more a chic like Chelsea, in comparison."
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My Horizontal Life
26.  My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
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27.  Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
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Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me
28.  Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler
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Bill Bryson Collector's Edition: Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself
29.  Bill Bryson Collector's Edition: Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "I LOOOOOVE travel books, and Bill Bryson is the best.  I've had to set his books down at times because I couldn't see the words through my own laughter tears streaming down my cheeks.  True story.  I also try NOT to read these in public because I burst out laughing and it can be inappropriate, embarrassing, or both.  Also a true story."
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Sonja Landis "paints laughter. for real." (San Diego, CA)
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Qualifications: Artist and Founder of The Painted Laugh Studio & Gallery
Last updated: 5/29/11
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