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7 Books With The Most Important Life Lessons

Sure, there’s plenty to be learned from the self-help aisle. But sometimes the best wisdom comes from a less obvious source: that page-turner on your nightstand or in your bag. These seven books helped us see the world a little differently and stuck with us long after we read the last page.

1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

This memoir about the author’s childhood in poverty is a testament to the power of resilience and finding the good in even the most difficult situations. (It also made us ease up on our own dysfunctional family.) Read More.
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2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Not only is this graphic memoir a revealing glimpse into life in Iran in the years surrounding the Islamic Revolution, it’s also a beautiful reminder that the search for identity is never meaningless. Read More.
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3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Yes, it’s on every must-read list ever made, but for good reason: It’s a timeless, honest look at depression. If you didn’t read this semi-autobiographical masterpiece in high school, read it now. Read More.
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