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Inspirational Books. - September 30th 2011, 02:44 AM

What are some good books that are inspirational?
(Like about SH, ED, etc. etc. I think you get my point. )

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Re: Inspirational Books. - September 30th 2011, 03:11 AM

"Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff (about his son's addiction to crystal meth)
"Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines" by Nic Sheff (son of the above author mentioned, also about his addiction)
"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger (about a boy who got kicked out of school & ponders his life & the meaning behind it)

I can think of other books that I guess would be considered inspirational, but not in the sense you're talking about.

I know there's more to list, but those are the books I found on my bookshelf. I'll add more if I remember any.
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Re: Inspirational Books. - September 30th 2011, 03:29 AM

I actually found Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson to be very inspiration (at the very end).
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Re: Inspirational Books. - September 30th 2011, 12:27 PM

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill. And no it's all about coffee. It's about how this guy had a bad time in life but turned it around into something good (he just happened to work at Starbucks haha ).

Come on boys, come on girls
In this crazy, crazy world
Youíre the diamonds, youíre the pearls
Letís make a new tomorrow
Come on girls, come on boys
Itís your future, itís your choice
And your weapon is your voice
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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 1st 2011, 10:21 PM

"Purpose for the pain - Renee Y." <3
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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 1st 2011, 10:26 PM

Willow - Julia Hoban

It's about self harm and at the end it's quite inspirational. However, I rarely get triggered by things but this book did trigger me quite a lot so just be careful if you decide to read it.
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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 2nd 2011, 10:29 PM

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. It's more about drug addiction than anything else, but the core ideas about recovery are the same and I found myself applying them to my problems with SH and whatnot. Plus, it's just an amazing book overall. If you get triggered by descriptions of drug use though I'd be careful.
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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 5th 2011, 01:34 PM

Purpose For The Pain - Renee Yohe was a godsend until my girlfriend borrowed it and forgot to give it back.
Cut - Cathy Glass is amazing but pretty triggering so be careful with it. Same problem as above.

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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 6th 2011, 02:54 PM

I know a lot of books about those subjects, but I don't know that they'd be "inspirational"

Also, I'd like to point out that it's almost impossible to get a copy of Purpose For The Pain by Renee Yohe anymore. The only copies I was able to find were over $80 on Amazon.

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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 6th 2011, 03:54 PM

A little princess by Francis Hodgson something something. I hope I got the spellings right. Its a very famous classic, you should be able to find it easily. Its about a little girl who despite loosing everything holds on to hope and how finally in the end her patience pays off.

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Re: Inspirational Books. - October 15th 2011, 09:58 AM

mine most favorite inspiration book would be

Under Angels Wings written by Sister Maria Antonia
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