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What are the best books by inspirational authors?

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  1. 1I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words. This memoir is a modern classic that will touch hearts and change minds.

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  1. 2I Am Malala

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    In 2009 Malala Yousafzai started writing a blog on BBC Urdu about how life was in the Swat Valley during the Taliban control. In 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's bus to school and shot her in the face, but Malala survived, sparking solidarity across Pakistan and globally. 

  2. 3Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)

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    Angela's Ashes is a book written by Frank McCourt and is the first in the Frank McCourt Series. This classic book recounts the author's survival during poverty and cruelty. It is published in 1996.

  1. 4A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive (Dave Pelzer)

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    A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive is the first book in the Dave Pelzer series which is a collection of books where he shares his own story of the brutal and severe abuse he suffered as a child by his own mother. 

  2. 5Man's Search for Meaning

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    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.

  3. 6The Year of Magical Thinking

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    The Year of Magical Thinking is Joan Didion's accounts in her life following the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, and her attempts to make sense of her grief while tending to the severe illness of her adopted daughter, Quintana.

  4. 7The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood

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    The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood is an inspiring memoir written by Kien Nguyen, one of the Amerasians who stayed in Vietnam after the fall of Saigon to the Viet Cong in April 1975. It is a real story of hope and survival.

  5. 8Helen Keller's Teacher

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    Helen Keller's Teacher by Margaret Davidson is a biography that features Anne Sullivan Macy (April 14, 1866 - October 20, 1936), Keller's inspirational teacher. The book is published by Scholastic.

  6. 9The Glass Castle

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    The Glass Castle is Jeanette Walls' best-selling memoir about her poverty-stricken family, which is a balanced story of despair, happiness, love, and loyalty. This novel spent seven years in NYT's bestsellers list and was adapted into a major motion picture.
  7. 10Throw Like a Girl

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    Throw Like A Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself is an inspirational biography written by Jennie Finch, an accomplished athlete for the USA. The book aims to show how sports can help girls improve on every aspect of life.

  8. 11The Fig Orchard

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    The Fig Orchard is a historical fiction novel written by Layla Fiske. This fictional book is first published in 2013 by Rancho Publishing, LLC. 

  9. 12A Stroke of Luck

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    A Stroke of Luck: A Girl's Second Chance at Life is a nonfiction medical book giving information about stroke written by Juli K. Dixon and Jessica Dixon. Published in 2013 by Finding Words Press.

  10. 13The Hospital by the River

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    The Hospital by the River is a non-fiction book written by Catherine Hamlin wherein she shares her life and career in Ethiopia along with Reg Hamlin.

  11. 14101 Things All Young Adults Should Know

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    101 Things All Young Adults Should Know by John Hawkins is a self-help book originally published in March 2017. This novel contains life lessons that prepare the readers for a new and challenging adulthood.

  12. 15Musical Chairs

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    Musical Chairs by Jen Knox is a non-fiction inspirational novel originally published in 2009. This book explores the depth of family relationship challenged by mental illness and other societal issues.

  13. 16Cosmic Ordering: You Can be Successful

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    Cosmic Ordering: You Can be Successful by Stephen Richards is a non-fiction novel originally published in April 2009. This book tells how healthy relationships balanced with a good career can turn your life into a success.

  14. 17Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want

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    Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn't Give You What You Want is an inspirational book written by Ann Swindell. Published in 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers, it offers inspirational passages that teach its reader to trust in God's plans.

  15. 18The Color of Lightning

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    The Color of Lightning: A Novel is a historical, dramatic, romance fiction written by bestselling author Paulette Jiles. It was originally published in October 2010. It was a finalist for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

  16. 19Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality

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    Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality by Stephen Richards is a non-fiction book originally published in 2006. This novel delves into the idea of the "Cosmic Ordering" and how it affected Richards' life.

  17. 20Think and Grow Rich

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    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a philosophical self-help book originally published in 1937. This novel explores the challenges of personal developments and how to overcome them.

  18. 21Superior Nutrition

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    Superior Nutrition by Herbert M. Shelton is a self-help book originally published in 1972 by the Willow Publishing. It explores the areas of self-improvement and personal growth.

  19. 22Principles Of Natural Hygiene

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    Principles of Natural Hygiene by Herbert M. Shelton is a self-help book originally published in 2005. It dwells on the importance of taking care of oneself and letting ourselves grow by overcoming life's challenges.

  20. 23The Last Lecture

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    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow is a nonfiction self-help book originally published in April 2008. This is a New York Times best-selling book about life lessons taken straight from Pausch's private life.
  21. 24Pilgrims and Other Stories

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    Pilgrims and Other Stories is a contemporary fiction book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. This literary novel was republished in April 1998 by the Picador Books. It is a collection of short inspirational stories.

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    Anonymous
    April 14, 2018
    "This book is brilliant! Its chapters are short, clear, and packed with wisdom. They cover all the obvious food angles, within the larger context of Shelton's Hygienic program. Discussed are digestion, food combining, fasting, vitamins, food additives, superfoods, oxidation and fragmentation of foods, sulfured foods, amino acids, proteins, and many other issues pertaining to nutrition. The all-important difference between organic and inorganic minerals in the diet. No surprises here for Shelton followers. Consistent with his other books. The theme is stated on page 168: "Want of nourishment results from lack of power to digest as often as from lack of food." Because food is not nutrition. Nutrition is food plus digestion plus assimilation plus utilization. This book is about more than food. Much like Shelton's 1926 book, "Food and Feeding," but this is a more mature work. More up-to-date; but not so up-to-date as to include mention of acrylamides, those toxins in cooked starches, which are more recent discoveries. One wonders what Shelton would have said about acrylamides. And why does he neglect to mention aflatoxins in nuts? His menu suggestions do include cooked starches, but rarely. Raw foods predominate. Vegan foods. His chapter on salt is better, in its unqualified denunciation of salt, than any book I have found on the subject. I wish he had included a separate chapter on the role of greens in the human diet."
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    Superior Nutrition
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    Anonymous
    April 18, 2018
    "I should preface by saying that I never, ever thought I would read a self-help book. They were just never my style, but I received this as a gift and decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a good choice, because this book has given me tools to navigate the world that is young adulthood. I'll definitely be passing this book along to others as I get older!"
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    101 Things All Young Adults Should Know
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    Anonymous
    April 5, 2018
    "Not a good book at all. This is marketed as another "children's book" so I bought it for my young nephew. After about chapter he was done with it out of complete boredom. He told me that he couldn't stand it and was sorry that he didn't like it (he's a good kid). I skimmed through it myself to see what he meant and can confirm that it's not worth the time."
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    Helen Keller's Teacher
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    Anonymous
    May 11, 2018
    "Elizabeth Gilbert's very successful book, 'Eat, Pray, Love", is definitely more of a self-help story than the writing found in, 'Pilgrims and Other Stories'. The short stories are unpredictable and unusual and I really enjoyed them. They leave you wondering what happened to the characters. It's a great collection by an inspirational author."
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    Pilgrims and Other Stories
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    Anonymous
    April 5, 2018
    "What a truly inspirational tale. This is the story of a Asianamericano in the Vietnam that stays after the fall of Saigon. When Saigon is sai-gone, things really start to get out of hand. A thrilling book of bad stuff happening that makes us all hopeful for some reason? It's so awesome that this person didn't lie down and die!"
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    The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood
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    Anonymous
    April 23, 2018
    "I've read all of Franks' novels and I must say he's inspired me to become a writer. I'm almost ready to publish my first book, and I owe a lot to Frank. Hopefully it's good, and it's too bad Frank isn't around to tell me what he thinks. I think Angela's Ashes is he best work, and I recommend it to anyone!"
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    Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
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    Anonymous
    April 5, 2018
    "I think being a male is the only reason this isn't a 5/5. Somethings failed to connect with me, but the overall point stuck. That being said I won't deny what I learned from it, or what I took away from the read. So with that being said, it's a high quality book I'd recommend anyone take a look at."
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    Throw Like a Girl
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    Anonymous
    April 25, 2018
    "What a great book! Dr. Frankl tells of his time in the concentration camps and how he was able to survive. I wasn't sure if this book would be something I could read or if I would become too emotional about it but I really enjoyed this book."
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    Man's Search for Meaning
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    Anonymous
    April 18, 2018
    "The mental illness are quite sad to read about. The objective is very challenging. People struggle for years with societal issues and this can certainly boost their moral. Will make it easier and you have some help to push through!"
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    Musical Chairs
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2018
    "The Fig Orchard is a beautiful written story about a young girl who is wed at age 15 and who's life is torn apart from the start of a World War. Layla Fiske weaves a tale of love, heroism and family that will captivate readers."
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    The Fig Orchard
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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2018
    "It's always hard to internalize a hero's story. This book captures the best, and worst moments Malala had to endure. It's a truly mesmerizing experience and be prepared to do a lot of self reflection after reading this!"
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    I Am Malala
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    Anonymous
    April 13, 2018
    "This book was so boring. I do not get all the praise that people have for this novel. After the first few chapters the story just drags on slowly until one final sprint at the end. I would find something else to read."
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    The Color of Lightning
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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2018
    "The Glass Castle is an excellent choice for someone looking to read a book by an inspirational author. This books dives into seven years of a family's life exploring their ups and downs and everything in between."
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    The Glass Castle
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    Anonymous
    May 9, 2018
    "I was in a bit of a bind, so I wanted something by an inspirational author to pep me up. I checked out Still Waiting, and it was really good. It helped me get through my rough patch and back on the road to recovery."
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    Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want
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    Anonymous
    April 13, 2018
    "I can say this book was well written. I am not sold on the topic though. I am having trouble getting into how this is supposed to work. My mom would have loved this when she was in her self-help book phase."
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    Cosmic Ordering: You Can be Successful
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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2018
    "Though I wouldn't call him an inspirational author per se, Dave Pelzer's book chronicles his own story that is both courageous and heartbreaking. That in and of itself is worthy of being inspired by."
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    A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive (Dave Pelzer)
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    Anonymous
    April 15, 2018
    "Although this book has some age, I found it useful and gained some good lessons for my life today. Its a great way to get your mind in the right mindset for success in whatever you choose to do."
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    Think and Grow Rich
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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2018
    "I think this book, A stroke of luck is well written. I enjoy learning about aspects that influence my existence. I also liked this book because the wording is catchy."
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    A Stroke of Luck
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    Anonymous
    April 16, 2018
    "A very thought provoking book. Beautifully written. Almost brutally honest about the process of grieving. Good one to buy for other people who have lost a spouse."
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    The Year of Magical Thinking
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    Anonymous
    April 18, 2018
    "I thought Cosmic Ordering Guide was much the same as most other new age books that attempt to inspire. It may be your cup of tea, it wasn't mine."
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    Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality
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    Anonymous
    April 28, 2018
    "The Last Lecture is a very captivating book. It's packed full of inspirational and solid advice that would benefit anyone."
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    The Last Lecture
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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2018
    "This was an interesting book set in an area that I don't know a lot about. So I really found it interesting."
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    The Hospital by the River
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    Anonymous
    April 25, 2018
    "This is an amazing poetry book. The author is definitely inspirational."
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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2018
    "This is nice to read and interest."
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    Principles Of Natural Hygiene
This list is about What are the best books by inspirational authors
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Books 54 Paid
2I Am MalalaBooks 50 Paid
3Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)Books 49 Paid
4A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive (Dave Pelzer)Books 46 Paid
5Man's Search for MeaningBooks 43 Paid
6The Year of Magical ThinkingBooks 42 Paid
7The Unwanted: A Memoir of ChildhoodBooks 41 Paid
8Helen Keller's TeacherBooks 39 Paid
9The Glass CastleBooks 36 Paid
10Throw Like a GirlBooks 34 Paid
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