The Books That Changed My Life

May 23, 2011

Becoming a (free) woman


You honestly don’t need to read any other books on diet – these two books have everything you need to know in them.  Too many of us don’t understand where our food comes from and what is put in it and how this affects our health or how food can harm or heal. 


  • Last American Man
    A biography of an amazing man who grew up in the forest out the back of his home and became someone completely connected to nature who’s mission is to teach the world about nature and remind us of our deep connection to it.
  • Radical Simplicity: Creating an Authentic Life
    An autobiography by a man who felt driven to live simply in various self-made abodes in forests and fields and the lessons he learned on his journey.  A joyful, quick read with illustrations by the author.  If you loved Thoreau’s Walden, you will love this (also its not so convoluted!)
  • How to Live Off-grid
    Currently reading, but being a bit of a hippie myself, the idea of living disconnected from the electrical and water grid, and therefor, not under government/tax man thumb to an extent, excites me.  The author buys a live-in van and travels the United Kingdom meeting people who live off-grid and imparts the lessons he learned on the way.
  • The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living
    Another current read.  The author decides, for various reasons that he explains, to live a year without money.  He is not allowed to earn or spend any money, living self-sufficiently and with limited help from others.  A very interesting read that opens the mind to exactly what we need to survive and how different life is when we aren’t spending and living to work.
  • The Secret
    I’m always surprised when I meet people who have never heard of this famous book.  It teaches the Law of Attraction which is understanding that our thoughts become our reality and the power of this and how to wield this power for a good life.
  • Think and Grow Rich
    The precursor to The Secret written many years ago, every time I read this book, good things happen in my life.
  • Out of it: A Cultural History of Intoxication
    The book that helped me renounce organised religion.  It probably wont do the same for you, that’s not its intention, but I was thinking a lot of things about being christian back then and how it tied into being a human and so on, and this book just enlightened me.  The book is about the history of intoxication, from roots and plants in BC ages to nicotine, alcohol and party drugs in these ages.
  • How To Win Friends And Influence People
    A famous book by Dale Carnegie, this book should be read in high school.  In valuable tips on how to make people feel comfortable and liked and in turn win friends and influence people.  TIP: People love the sound of their own name, use it!

This is just a small selection of the books that changed my life, I have a list of 44 life changing books for you when you subscribe to my newsletter 🙂

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  • Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler May 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Ooh, so many of these sound good. I wrote down several titles from your list and I’ll be off to the library soon!

    • The Dame May 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Excellent! I love passing on valuable knowledge 🙂

  • - Tessa June 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

    “Illusions” by Richard Bach, and “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein.

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