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Sunday, March 22, 2009

25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years

The culture magazine Mental Floss features an article in it's latest edition concerning the 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 years. It's not your typical list of critically acclaimed books, instead author Rosemary Ahern has gathered a different collection of books.

Books include Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist", chosen for the way that Coelho redefined book distribution by making the book available for free on the internet. Other books include the incredibly popular "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Alan Carr and Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed" which played a part in the decision of the American Congress to raise the minimum wage.

Whether or not you agree with the list, it is at least a thought provoking that is different to the usual "Best 100 Books" type thing.

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Some of the books influence the persons very deeply in positively or negatively. Here I observed mental floss introduces the top most influential books in the past 25 years. In those books some are available for free on the internet. I am very much interested in reading books. Thanks for sharing the information. Apart from this article, I learned about hammerhead shark which is the largest of all hammerhead species.

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