Dear Friends
Here are some books and magazines I recommend.
Please share your favorite books in the comments
…for us all to enjoy.
love, yoko

 


Newspapers

On my travels, I read the local paper from where I wake up – plus International Herald Tribune, If I can get it.

In New York City, where I live, I get all the local papers plus Financial Times.


Magazines

Among the magazines I currently enjoy are:

 


Books

Books I have read recently, that I strongly recommend for you:


The Women
Hilton Als

This is an incrediblly powerful book. Once I started reading it, I had to go on reading until dawn. The author is so much in pain, his pain virtually gets under your skin as you read. For a know it all, I have surprised myself for having learnt so much from this book about us women. It was a humbling experience.



Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Mark Williams, Danny Penman and Jon Kabat-Zinn



Windfall – Booming Business of Global Warming
McKenzie Funk


Jonathan Cott - Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Days That I’ll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono
by Jonathan Cott

Jonathan Cott is somebody we all know in our circle to be a quiet genius. Rollilng Stone asked him to interview us a few times. This book is a collection of those interviews. Nothing more. Reading it, I thought “Wow, we weren’t bad at all.” Because most writers wanted to sensationalize us, thinking that if they didn’t do that, it might be boring – and nobody would buy the book! So their ‘interviews’ usually came out nothing like what we were like.

I have never recommended any books about John and Yoko. But this book made me choke up. I heard John in my ears and felt him in my heart. This is a good book for Lennon fans. And I.. Well, I come out as the second banana (okay, okay!)

You will get an inkling of two people in love, sometimes making daring remarks, yet not forgetting to protect each other in the interviews.. In fact, this is really the way we were, folks! Have a good read. yoko


Skinny Bitch

Skinny Bitch
by Kim Barnouin & Rory Freedman

This and IN DEFENSE OF FOOD by Michael Pollan are two great books for you to understand how to care about what you are eating and why.

Authors’ website


Healing Visualizations: Creating Health Through Imagery by Gerald Epstein M.D.

Healing Visualizations: Creating Health Through Imagery
by Gerald Epstein M.D.

Using the power of IMAGINE, you can improve your health and the heath of others using Creative Visualisation. This is a book that gives you the practical usage of IMAGINING. It gives you titles like this: Depression, Diabetes, Dizziness, Fear, Ending a relationship… I am just putting them without any order, but you see that it will be so good if you can cure those symptoms without chemical drugs and/or an operation.

When I read what he claims you can do to fix a cataract without any operation, I was flabbergasted. At the same time, I really wished that I could have given the information to a friend of mine who recently went through a cataract operation. It’s incredible!


The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat by Eric Roston

The Carbon Age: How Life’s Core Element Has Become Civilization’s Greatest Threat
by Eric Roston

A very well researched biography of Carbon and humanity that will help you appreciate everything from the Big Bang to the Industrial Revolution to Global Warming and make you want to help save the Earth. It’s easy to read and makes you gain so much knowledge that we will need for the New Age.


The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources by Michael T. Klare

The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
by Michael T. Klare

As Earth’s ever-decreasing non-renewable resources diminish, we must alter our consumption patterns or we will all end up with nothing. This book shows us where we are currently standing and the unfortunate reality we don’t want to face. Reading this book will make you not only face the horrors of reality but will make you feel that you want to work to make a good future.


Plundering Appalachia: The Tragedy of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
by Tom Butler & Doug Tompkins

Once our valleys were green … now they look like the bomb-destroyed cities we created in Iraq. Buy this book and see what is quietly being done to middle America because of a few people’s greed.


Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman

We are indeed amusing ourselves to death. This started when Marshall McLuhan stated that the medium was the message. I said right away that the message was the medium. But, alas, my voice was maybe not loud enough, and/or the medium without a serious message is much more amusing to people. So the entertainers became the gods of the people, who screamed: “Keep entertaining us! We want to die being entertained!” The kings of the world wished the same, and they let their countries fall while they were entertained. This is the only book in this list that was published way back in the 1960s. I hope you can get it.


Classified Woman
by Sibel Edmonds

A tell-all book by a former FBI translator. A must-read. It’s frightening that this is the reality.



MAO – The Unknown Story

by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday


India – A Portrait
by Patrick French



What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

by David DiSalvo



Journey of Souls – Case Studies of Life Between Lives

by Michael Newton Ph.D.



Violence – Six Sideways Reflections

by Slavoj Žižek



The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting – Ageing Without Growing Old

by Marie de Hennezel



The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui

by Bertold Brecht



A First-Rate MADNESS

Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness
by Nassir Ghaemi

At first this book first gives you a “reader’s digest” version of how the world leaders really were. That’s interesting enough. But it goes on to show you how the brain works when a person is depressed, and how to overcome it. It is fascinating and full of important information. I kept reading thinking “great to know the other side of our leaders we didn’t know.” But then, in the end, there is a surprise! It shows the current scientific findings of the link between depression and empathy, we knew only as a moral and idealistic trait. Now it seems they found a point of brain that corresponds to empathy, scientifically, which is connected to depression, its cause, and also as its cure.

 



JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE

Why He Died and Why It Matters
By James W. Douglass

I was crying reading the secret letter exchange Kruschev and John Kennedy quite extensively. Together, they thought they could create World Peace. They almost did, just before Kennedy was assassinated. If you want to read all the correspondence between those two, there is a separate 200 page book of it. This book only mentions a few. But it gives the picture of John Kennedy we didn’t know.



WHEN THE WORLD OUTLAWED WAR

by David Christopher Naylor Swanson

Showing the effective campaign the activists made in the 1920′s by discovering that War was illegal. Did we know that? I didn’t.



BRAIN TRUST

The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease
By Colm A. Kelleher, Ph. D.



BLUE GOLD

The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water
By Maude Barlow & Tony Clarke



COUNTER CLOCKWISE

Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
By Ellen J. Langer



AND JUSTICE FOR SOME

by Wendy Murphy

They might get angry with me for recommending this one. That’s how amazingly courageous the author is. Wendy is a professor at the New England School of Law in Boston. Served as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School as a former Massachusetts Prosecutor who specialized in child abuse and sex crimes. She certainly does not aspire to climb the ladder of worldly success – such as to become a supreme court judge one day, since she dares to name all the judges in this book who have wronged in their profession. I got a little scared recommending this book myself. But her fight for mandatory sentencing laws for child sex offenders has been very successful in all fifty States in United States. It also gives credit to the American public which truly care for the issue. And why the blurbs all call her Wendy, instead of Ms. Murphy? Maybe she is fortunate to be a woman so they all want to call her by her first name!



IN DEFENSE OF FOOD

by Michael Pollan

It’s actually a book you have to read before OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA, by the same author. This book was the beginning of Michel Pollan’s revolution. A must read.



THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

by John Perkins

John Perkins has surpassed his enormous best seller CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN (which I’m sure you have read already) with THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. You need to read this one, too. If you are too busy, read the prologue and and the last chapter, TODAY IS THE DAY before you read the rest.


The True Story of the Bilderberg Group
by Daniel Estulin

Read this if you want to know about a very powerful group that includes many of the presidents of very powerful countries, and is working to turn the planet into one country. They are systematically trying to make people dumb and poor – letting one group control them all.

 


Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis
by Christopher Cook


The Ancient Art of Self-Healing
by Yogi Bhajan and Siri Amir Singh Khalsa


Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual
by Michael Pollan


OVERCOMING SPEECHLESSNESS
by Alice Walker


THE ONE-STRAW REVOLUTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL FARMING
by Masanobu Fukoka


ULTRAPREVENTION: THE 6-WEEK PLAN THAT WILL MAKE YOU HEALTHY FOR LIFE
by Mark Hyman and Mark Liponis


50 SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S LONGEST LIVING PEOPLE
by Sally Beare

I am 77 years old and feeling better than ever. This book has proved to me that longevity has everything to do with one’s state of mind. I just make sure to release all my anger and resentment whenever it hits me, and take a walk. I also dance in my mind to keep myself in good health. Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. The best advice is to do three things a day to make somebody happy. Do that for three months, and your life will be totally changed. These 77 years are just a prelude to my life!


HALF THE SKY
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

This is a very important book. It is the only book about oppression of WOMEN in Asia and Africa, so far that I have read, that gives the work of women turning the oppression into opportunity for them to create economic independence for them and for all women of the region.  Every book on the same subject I’ve read just described the horrors. But this is about the women fighting back successfully without bloodshed!

The title, taken from a Chinese proverb, says it all: “Women hold up half the sky.” This book is different from others about gender oppression: It illustrates how women in Africa and Asia are leading a courageous, strong crusade. It is a story of empowerment. We can learn from their wisdom. This book takes a sad song and makes it better, so to speak.


EVERY MAN DIES ALONE
by Hans Fallada

This is fiction, but it impressed the hell out of me even though I very rarely have time to read fiction these days. It is the New York Times book review “Notable Book of The Year,” as well. It gives the account of Germans who fought Nazism and were killed or put in jail for life by Nazis for it. A German citizen is killed just for dropping cards all over the city writing his objection of Hitler’s policies. His wife was also sentenced to death, and was in jail indefinitely.


Detox your World
by Shazzie


loveyourbody

LOVE YOUR BODY
by Louise Hay

I recently shared this book with my daughter. Now we both read the affirmations daily. Love your body to make it happy and healthy and whole! Here’s an example of how easy it is to practice these ideas: I love to put my feet up at the end of the day and watch them looking kinda good. In my mind I say to them: “Thank you for taking me around for so many years to so many places—with happy steps. You’re the best!”

This is a very practical book. Every page just lists a part of your body and one or two lines of blessings you can repeat. Repeat out loud. When you need it quickly – like you had a rough night,  your kidney is hurting,  your liver is feeling heavy but you have to go into the subway/the tube as soon as you can –  go to the pages in Louise Hay and just bless your liver and kidney before your morning starts. Isn’t that great? Don’t feel guilty if you forget to do it! I forget, too, you know. But my liver and kidney seem to understand me by now, that I do care about them.

Author’s website


THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC
by Daniel J. Levitin

This is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between music and the mind. Since our planet essentially moves to music, you might want to get to know a few things about music and its history.


THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA
by Michael Pollan


FAST FOOD NATION
by Eric Schlosser

I have shared “Fast Food Nation” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” with everyone. Once you read them, you will never look at food in the same way. I believe that our food supply is not just a national issue – it is a global concern, and we should all be working together on this. I once heard that if every person in China jumped at the same time, the axis of the globe would shift. Well, we can shift the axis of this world by stopping the consumption of mass-produced food and focusing on organic and locally grown produce so we can all live longer, healthier lives while improving this beautiful planet we live on.

If this book doesn’t make you eat better, I don’t know what will. By changing from consuming chemically ridden mass-produced food to eating locally grown organic food, we can give ourselves a longer and healthier life.


THE SLAVE NEXT DOOR
by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

Believe it or not, human trafficking happens here in the United States. It’s a disturbing phenomenon. Bales and Soodalter’s riveting account of modern-day slavery is a call to action. We can stop this crime. We must.


BEFORE THE DELUGE: A PORTRAIT OF BERLIN IN THE 1920s
by Otto Friedrich

Friedrich’s detailed book will show you how the most incredible culture of the 20th century was destroyed and lost by racism. Let’s hope we won’t do this again.


WAR IS A RACKET
by Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler

This was first printed in 1935. It was reprinted in 2003.
(read some here)


AN EARTH SAVING REVOLUTION
by Teruo Higa

(translated into English)


THE REVOLUTION IS TO BE HUMAN
by Walter Lowenfels

This title alone gets you in your stomach! I listed because of that. But the book was published in 1973. I just got it from a friend. I don’t think it’s sold anymore.


HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS – Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect
by Read Montague.


THE WAY OF LIFE
by Lao Tzu

The Mystic Wisdom of Ancient China


CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN
by John Perkins

This book gives you a true picture of American world politics that we have not been told. While at consulting firm Chas T. Main, Perkins claims to have worked as an “economic hit man,” cheating developing nations out of trillions by convincing their leaders to accept development loans that ultimately turned into massive debts.

It took a lot of courage to write this book because the author, an economic strategist, reveals that he was involved in swindling countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. He is a very brave individual who has stood up to share the truth; my late husband, John, would have liked that.

Author’s website


THE HIDDEN MESSAGES IN WATER
by Masaru Emoto

The mysteries of water.

Author’s website


CREATIVE VISUALIZATION
by Shakti Gawain

Author’s website


STUFFED AND STARVED
by Raj Patel

Author’s website


THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF
by Norman Doidge MD

I travel a lot, so when I arrive in a city, I like to go to good local bookshops and make a selection based on how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking. The book I pick usually seems to have a definite karmic connection! For instance, I recently hurt my knee because I fell on the street. But it didn’t upset me, since the fall came just after reading this book, which is about rewiring our brains to heal ourselves. I started walking, and it wasn’t difficult. Words are power. And a book is full of words. Be careful what power you get from it. But know that you do.

This is a book that everybody should read. It’s an eye opener. Giving many examples of the fact that our brain has plasticity, which most doctors don’t know. In fact, all doctors, at this point, are localizationists. When your brain is damaged, another part of the brain rewires itself and takes over the same function, making it possible for you to resume normalcy in your life. It is nothing short of miraculous. Get it!

Author’s website


ENDING SLAVERY
by Kevin Bales

Google link


AGELESS BODY, TIMELESS MIND
by Deepak Chopra M.D.

For your body and mind. I recommend all books by the same author.

Author’s website


4agreements

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS
by Miguel Ruiz

The four agreements are these:

Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.

It’s the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering.

Author’s website


motherteresa

COME BE MY LIGHT
by Mother Teresa


 

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192 Responses to Book recommendations by Yoko Ono

  1. Thanks for the list. I would recommend
    ” Power of Now” by Ekhart Tolle
    “Man’s Search for meaning” by Viktor E Frankl

  2. Janet says:

    Oh Yoko, Happy 80!

  3. Noel says:

    Dear Yoko,
    Thank you for your resistence all these years. Thank you for being you. I’ve just watched your cover of Fireworks and I cried, because you keep the fire alive every day. I now read your book recommendations and I can’t stop thanking your time and care. Your songs have accompanied me since I have got in contact with them. Thank you for being a woman, thank you for your care!
    Love and eternal happiness to you,
    Noel Frugoni

  4. karen says:

    Hello, I’m new to your site, I just watched the VH1 history of John and remembered the day he was murdered so horribly….I was making candles that night, living in San Francisco, fitting, candles…so I lite them and prayed and cried..and when I watched the documentary today, it reminded me how in 1980 I was out of college after 5 years in radio as a dj playing Johns songs and Beatles songs on the radio, I could program any songs for the college radio station…Anyway…such a loss, and now I think about how many great good peace loving people we have lost, and I prey that there is hope for our planet inch by inch, one by one…and the loss of people that are so creative and so loved by so many, should not be a threat to power and control, but a reminder of just how frail our planet is and how we should take care of each other and love ourselves and respect differences, not fear them..I didnt know about the Iceland Lighthouse until totay, and wanted some cool photos of them for my photo library. I do photos of nature and have lots, if you email me back, I will send you some Very cool photos of my botanical garden..I take close up of flowers and it reminds me of the beauty in the world, and that there is a god, seen and unseen and a great sense that when we are in nature, not buildings do we see the real magnificence in just being here…love, kt Thanks for your book suggestions, I will be reading quite a few of them..I have been a reader of Louise Hay for many years..and here is a great link also for health……………..naturalnews.com…………………keep in touch, I’d love to hear from you…..

  5. Sandra says:

    Thanks Yoko! I recomend to everybody the book Siddharta from Hermann Hesse.

  6. Päivi Brink says:

    Just Transitions; Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World.
    South African book about sustainability.
    http://www.uctpress.co.za/catalogue/itemdisplay.jsp?item_id=9974&nav_id=2009&tier_id=3723&qsHasChildren=true

  7. Kathleen Murphy says:

    I wanted to recommend The Age of Autism by Olmstead and Blaxill also the book Callous Disregard by Wakefield was stunning! Wakefield is the most lied about person in America that I have ever come across -I was rendered speechless by it all…
    (But I have alot of those books -Hidden Messages, John Perkins, it’s so nice to see that I’m not the only one!)
    -k
    p.s.
    But I need to voice an objection to the Mother Teresa one because of a disturbing tv expose I saw on her in England a long while back, plus the C. Hitchons book on her, called The Missionary Position exposing quite disturbing behavior on Mother Teresa’s part -she was also a staunch anti-abortionist which to me is extreme cruelty to the human souls forced-born into poverty…
    I hope with all the adulating books out there on Mother Teresa out there, if anything, people will check out the Hitchens book and decide from there (even though C. Hitchens, as a person, really creeps me out -especially his writings towards the end of his life)

  8. Lawrenz says:

    Masanobu Fukoka is one of the most important individuals of the last century (One Straw Revolution book)….should have been nominated & awarded the Nobel Prize… he was nominated in the Asian version of the Nobel…very little is known of his life’s work in the USA … yet without his system of earth-soil restoration & re-mineralizing what’s left of the topsoil…i believe there is very little hope for the bulk of humanity….& thank you Yoko for notable work and recommending these exceptional people to the world…

  9. Juno says:

    Thanks a lot for this list of great books Yoko

    A Book
    There is no frigate like a book
    To take us lands away,
    Nor any coursers like a page
    Of prancing poetry.
    This traverse may the poorest take
    Without oppress of toll;
    How frugal is the chariot
    That bears a human soul!

    by Emily Dickinson

  10. Terry says:

    Shadow of Darkness, Dawning of Light: The Awakening of Human Consciousness in the 21st Century and Beyond, by Paul Tice.
    Imagine all the people, general theme

    • Paul Tice says:

      Thank you, Terry, for recommending my book, Shadow of Darkness, Dawning of Light. It was a pleasant surprise. I am not a well-known mainstream author but believe that the message of the book, if heard, could make a difference. Thank you again. –Paul

  11. Cathy Carter says:

    “Dying of Loneliness in a Crowded Room,” touches on the deep loneliness many people feel even when they are surrounded by others. Kindness to others and compassion will help heal their heart.
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product44915.html

  12. Jorge says:

    I recommend this book by Elisabet Sahtouris : EarthDance -Living Systems in Evolution

    This is an evolution biologist’s story of planet Earth and its people from origins to a sustainable future. Past patterns of biological evolution offers clues to the natural process of globalization

    It’s fascinating the way in which Elisabeth Sahtouris, an evolution biologist and futurist, parallels today’s crisis with the crisis that went through the first forms of life on planet Earth, to conclude that this crisis is biological, and that we have to choose between extinction or cooperation.
    She explains that when young all species are competitive and creative, and when growing up they realize that cooperation is more efficient in an energetic level.

    So, it all started with bacteria: Part of the evolution happened when there were only bacteria on Earth. Their juvenile phase caused many global problems. They ate all the sugars and the free acids that existed on the planet causing global famine, but with this crisis they became creative, and they created food from the sun, water and minerals, that is, they invented photosynthesis. And they were so successful that caused global pollution, because in the process of photosynthesis a residual gas was expelled: oxygen that contaminated the planet, because oxygen is a lethal gas for the molecules.
    At first the land and the oceans absorbed part of that oxygen and the rest went into the atmosphere that is composed of 21% oxygen, but finally everything was balanced, because with a 1 or 2% more oxygen in our atmosphere would have burned everything, and with a 1 or 2% less we could not breathe.
    This is the way that they reached that balance: Oxygen was killing many bacteria, so many of them went under the ground to escape and others developed a sort of sun shield and began to use oxygen to crush the food (molecules) to absorb it, and in the process they learned to breathe. Those bacteria were the ones with more energy and more technologically developed, they invented the electric motor.
    We humans are more similar to bacteria than any other thing that has existed between them and us. No other natural species has caused so many global problems like them and us.
    We are made of them. In our bodies we have ten times more bacteria than cells. One scientist said that perhaps we are just taxis invented by bacteria so they could travel safely through time.
    Bacteria are made of 40 different types of molecules, they have all the parts of an engine, much like a human motor but much more efficient. They use it to move quickly. the sperm is a good example. They swim with that engine.

    The issue is that the better adapted bacteria, still in its juvenile phase, became imperialist because they had to find more food, so they got into other bacteria, they ate their molecules and reproduced within them to extinction. Then they grew up and stopped that killing. First they began to evolve in the wake of that crisis that led them to famine and pollution, and over time the three types of bacteria began to cooperate. If you look through the microscope to the slime formed by moisture in a sink, you’ll see something similar to New York. These cities became a new kind of cell. And those different types of bacteria began a division of labor: some produced food using the sun, others pushed with their engines the ones producing food…

    The cities grew out of cooperation among bacteria, and again these large cells (the cities) were in a juvenile phase. Over billions of years they competed, until they learned it was better to feed the enemy than to fight it. Then, multicellular creatures evolved and reached a mature stage again. And these cities are inside of us.

  13. Cindy says:

    Dear Yoko:

    I hope you can read my art book on recycled glass sculpture and design sometime. I hope my book inspires everyone who reads it to never look at a discarded bottle or piece of window glass in the same way again!

    After researching and finding no one book that focused exclusively on recycled glass in sculpture and design, I decided to write a book on the topic and was signed by Schiffer Publishing. My first book entitled “Sculpture and Design With Recycled Glass” was the result of two years of dedicated research into the topic.

    In my book, forty artists take the raw material of recycled glass and transform it into an astonishingly creative medium for sculpture and design. This “green” book is packed with photos of original recycled glass craft and sculpture representing emerging and established artists from Swaziland to Australia to Canada and the United States, as well as photos of three public art sculptures that tell a story from design to construction to the final installation. This book also provides an overview of the technical issues in working with recycled glass and step-by-step instructions on creating four glass craft and sculpture projects. Also included is an overview of trend setting green companies who are using recycled glass in interior design and decorative and utilitarian products such as tiles, countertops, and drinking vessels. This is a great resource for interior designers, “green” or LEED professionals, homeowners, museums, galleries, art collectors, art educators, artists, and individuals seeking to start a “green” glass business

  14. mirac atuna says:

    I strongly suggest the book titled; “Inner Lives of Farm Animals”” by Amy Hatcoff.
    It might help to better understand and value all the living bodies on this planet.

  15. Julia says:

    Hi Yoko!

    Thank You so much for these recommendations!

    I would recommend anything by Julia Cameron; her most famous one is “The Artist’s Way”.

    There is a graphic novel I’ve read recently which is really sweet and unusual in its style:

    “French Milk”, by Lisa Knisley.

    Right now, I am reading “Emily Dickinson’s Selected Letters”, edited by Thomas H. Johnson.

    Thank You for spreading the Light!

    Love,
    Julia Shtromberg.

  16. Sally Ann Esquivel says:

    Thank you! I visited a home with several Anti War books recently, a great home collection!

  17. stacy says:

    One book that I’ve read numerous times and have bought for others is Brian Tracy’s “Maximum Achievement”. It is very empowering and straight shooting. A must for anyone who desires to direct their destiny with integrity, honesty and truely live life from a standpoint of rlfrom the heart.

  18. I wrote a book “For The Love Of Cyprus”. I hope you can take some time to read it. It’s a 5 star review book on Kindle at Amazon.com, but sells mostly in the U.K., I don’t believe people in the U.S. even know or remember a lot about the island invasion of 1974 by the Turkish and how it still to this day affects the original citizens of that island both Greek and Turkish. If you read it I hope you like it. It’s a poignant love story surrounding some sad history. Also it’s a story related to me many times by my mother and is based on truth, so I wrote about it. For The Love of Cyprus by Khloe Kamalis in Kindle or Books. Thank you and sending love and peace vibes your way.

  19. Christine says:

    i would like to recommend “Some Dogs are Angels” & its sequel “Tails & Trubulations” by Mark Starmer… a truly remarkable story and a must read for anyone who has a dog in their life. Not only is the book a compelling read but you will gain amazing insight into why dogs are part of our lives. The information will undoubtedly revolutionize how we percieve our pets going forward. Mark and his family have undertaken a remarkable journey that is praiseworthy and commendable. The love they have for their pack and their dedication to the rescue work they do for these beautiful animals is very apparant.

  20. Sandy says:

    One Day at a Time by Anthony Fawcett

  21. Dear Yoko,

    After my brother was killed in a car accident, I was only 10, and I made it through life with the help of John”s Inspiration, music, love for humanity. I have dedicated my song “Imagine 2″ to John in 1999, and I am for ever sorry for your loss and mine as well.
    We love you Yoko for being his inspiration, friend and eternal life partner.
    Stay strong Yoko, you will see him on the spirit world and you will be with him again, in your next life time. You are a great person, an inspiration to me and us all. You have a great, wise spirit. If and when I will make into actually making money for what I love to do, we would love to personally meet.

    With Love and Kind Regards, Bobby, Tasia, Blue and Reuben Robinson

  22. Denis Auger says:

    Très bon magazine de croissance personelle. i ii iii ♥♥♥

  23. C C says:

    Thanks!

    I have a slightly unrelated comment- couldn’t figure out where to post it since I’m not on any social media:

    There’s a good opportunity for a peace march coming soon. In less than a month, from July 06-16th, the Dalai Lama will be in Washington DC giving the Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace.

    This is very timely considering all the decisions yet to be made regarding the Arab/African Spring. Also, the presence of the Dalai Lama will be conducive to a truly peaceful march- not one that gets easily hijacked by anger and fear.

    Thanks for all you do!

  24. Nadia says:

    The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks!

    An inspiring book and one full of hope. I was initially drawn to the story of a man stricken blind after, suffering a stroke; he transformed a liability into a successful career as an art photographer!

    Sharing his patient’s experiences as well as his own, Oliver Sacks explains “what we see when we see nothing.”

    (Oliver Sacks happens to be the doctor from the movie Awakenings)

  25. Thanks Yoko !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love to you.

  26. Judge Judy Sheindlin’s You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Cool Rules for School [Hardcover]

  27. Dear Yoko

    It must be hard not having John around you anymore but wait! Yes you have John around you still. He is here there and everywhere… It’s impressive and admirable that you CARE!! You care about others in your own way. You inspired John over time and he inspired you. You inspired your children and they inspire others. Judgement is easy. It is written “Thou Shalt Not Judge” for good reason. Being positive and caring the torch of the heart brings good fruits in so many ways. You’ve managed to keep a great band together and inspire others and I can see what John had seen in you. No one is perfect but GOD.
    Bless you Yoko!! Wayne Sanelli

  28. Mat Wilson says:

    I am not sure I would recommend a book by Wendy Murphy. We need somebody who promotes justice for all, not for some.

    How about beginning with these grieving mothers:

    http://ahabit.com

    Peace

  29. I’ve read and loved so many of these books already, looking forward to reading the ones I haven’t already! Along the same lines as these books, I’d recommend Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. There is a better way to manufacture the things we need and want, and it is possible!

  30. Sandie says:

    4-26-11 Honolulu, Hawaii

    Yoko-sama,

    I told Wayne M. to review your books..Dr. Emoto was in Honolulu and my friend experienced a wonderful healing with the ocean after Dr.Emoto blessed the ocean on Kauai.. We must continue to say our Forgiveness and Love prayer to the ocean in Japan…Love the Ocean with Gratitude and Appreciation…

    Yes! Creative Visualization and Louise Hay’s books = Set the Power of Positive
    Intentions! Imagine Peace around the world..Let’s set the Intention Now!

    Divine aloha joy to you, to Japan and to the World…Waves of Divine Aloha!

    Sandie from Honolulu, Hawaii…

  31. Vegen says:

    A People’s History of the U.S. by Howard Zinn. ‘Nuf said.

  32. Kathleen Kimble says:

    I highly recommend “the Other Side of the Sky.” Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Asnary. A moving, true story of a young Afghan girl’s life from age 6 through age 17. Her story of harrowing journey, pain, adventures, bravery and more pain is riveting. Despite the horrific challenges and family heartbreak this girl kept an optimistic eye on tomorrow. She rocks! She made it to Chicago where she and co-author created this book, which originally was a submission to “Good Morning America” request for true-life essays of adventure and loss, as the TV show put it. Original hardback title was “The Story of my life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky.” I have read it 3 times and it leaves me hopeful , inspired each time. Each chapter ends on an up-note no matter what is happening..
    Love you Yoko ..
    Kathleen

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