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This book is a about a boy who is moving along in his life but is driven to follow his dreams by a myriad of events. The book is as much about empathy as any book because many of us face the exact same challege the boy faces. Should we follow our dream? Or live to safegaurd our future?
Friendship between a bum Moshi and a teenager Bobby is based on deep empathy and acceptance that Holocaust survivior Moshi has developed as part of his life experiences. Moshi's help transforms Bobby; Bobby's life energy enriches Moshi's lonely life.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.
This is an amazing book written from the perspective of two highly functioning people with different forms of autism. Dr. Temple Grandin is a visual thinker while her co-author, Sean Barron is an emotive thinker.
Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon has managed to describe in his own words, with the help of Jeffrey Zaslow; what true empathy, compassion, kindness and gratefulness mean in times of immense adversity.
This book is about the ways to live a whole hearted life. Brene's definition of "Wholehearted" is believing that we are worthy of love and belonging, having the courage to be imperfect, and owning and sharing our story.
One of the School of Life series, this is a great introduction to a French philosopher, Henri Bergson. He's not someone I'd heard of, although he was a contemporary of William James.