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  • Books Every Teenager Should Read

    Posted on November 2nd, 2011 rudrarup No comments

    Books about Relationships

     

    How could you do that?! The Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
    This book helps you to understand the difference between “right” and “wrong” by showing you hundreds of real-life situations and the “right” way to approach them. The examples and advice offered in the book are fantastic and unbelievably real. Most of examples focus on relationships and love.
    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
    A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships
    Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray
    A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships.
    Men and women are different; there is no doubt about it. This book shows you exactly how different they are. Once you read this book you will have a much better understanding of how to communicate with and understand your significant other. You will be amazed by many of the things you learn in this book because they have been staring you in the face but you have never noticed them before.
    The Rules by Ellen Fein and Sherri Schneider
    Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
    This book is for women, and describes a set of “old-fashioned,” common-sense rules that help women successfully play the dating game. The main point of this book is that you have to respect yourself in order for other people to respect you. It is a good lesson for everyone to learn.
    Living, Loving and Learning by Leo F. Buscaglia
    A good book on the importance of love to all human beings. The author was a college professor when he wrote the book, so the book is geared toward people in college and teenagers.

     

    Biographies and Autobiographies

    If you want to be successful, one of the best things you can do as a teenager is read about the lives of successful people. You will discover that successful people are normal people who simply never give up. One of the most interesting things you will discover is that successful people often have rather spectacular failures in their past. For example, Conrad Hilton (Hilton Hotels) lost his first hotel chain. Sam Walton (Wal-Mart) lost his first store. By reading these books and other books like them, you learn about these failures and see how people bounce back.

    Dave’s Way by R. David Thomas
    Written by the founder of Wendy’s restaurants, this is a fantastic book for teenagers. Dave Thomas tells his story in down-to-earth language and you will be amazed at his life. He talks about starting work at age 12 and what he did during his teen years to learn his way in the world. The book contains countless simple tips on how to be successful in today’s business environment, but more importantly shows you how to take a dream and make it a reality.
    All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
    This is a book full of incredibly good autobiographical stories by a small-town country vet in England right after he gets out of college. You will learn a tremendous amount about animals and veterinary medicine, as well as about people and yourself.
    Be My Guest by Conrad Hilton
    Conrad Hilton is the founder of the massive Hilton Hotel chain, one of the largest and most prestigious hotel chains in the world. He started out as a boy in the absolute middle of nowhere helping his father run a store. This autobiographical book describes the steps he took as he changed from a boy into a world-famous hotelier. [This book can often be found in the nightstand at Hilton Hotels around the world.]
    Iacocca, an Autobiography by Lee Iacocca and William Novak
    This autobiographical book by Lee Iacocca was written at the height of his fame and power. You will learn about the transformations that made him great.
    Sam Walton : Made in America : My Story by Sam Walton, John Huey The Sam Walton Story by Austin Teutsch
    Sam Walton started the Wal-Mart chain from nothing. These books trace his life from boyhood through his first store and then through his rise to the richest man in the United States.
    The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
    The majority of this book is about technology and technological change, but much of the beginning of the book is an autobiographical account of Bill Gates’ teen years. You will learn that he was a normal teenager in high school no different from you, and yet he built one of the most successful companies in the world and defined an entire industry.
    The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
    This book offers a biographical account of the life of the artist Michelangelo starting in his teen years.

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