Bossypants: By Tina Fey

Tina Fey’s memoir, “Bossypants,” gives you everything and more that you would expect from a book by the comedian. The autobiography—which reads less like an autobiography and more like a string of satirical sketches—is sharp, ironic, and quirky. Fey’s punchy humor, tongue-in-cheek advice, and hilarious short stories with titles such as “My Honeymoon, or A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again Either” will make you feel like you’re chatting one-on-one with the comedian herself. 

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The Power of Now: By Eckhart Tolle

 In the Power of Now, Tolle explores the concept of letting go of thoughts that reside in the past and future and instead urges readers to focus on being absolutely present (any yogis out there will appreciate this!). He argues that all pain, anxiety, and negativity are rooted outside of the present moment. He discusses how living fully and completely in the "now" will lead to a more joyous, enlightened, and peaceful life. 

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Beauty Gone Wild!: by Diane Kidman

If you're into natural beauty products, this will be your new best friend. In her book Beauty Gone Wild!: Herbal Recipes for Gorgeous Skin & Hair, Diane Kidman provides natural, homemade recipes for skin and hair products–that means no chemicals or synthetic preservatives that you find in most store-bought ones. Her DIY remedies are not only better for your skin and hair, but they are also less expensive than many of the creams and lotions you can find at your local beauty supplier (and you can pronounce all of the ingredients!). 

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You Are a Badass: by Jen Sincero

If you need a swift kick in the rear to get your life into high gear, this is it.  In her New York Times bestselling book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, Jen Sincero delivers a straight, no-nonsense talking-to about how to create a life you are stoked about.

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Wild: by Cheryl Strayed

We're all about badass women, and this book is no exception. Based on the author's life, the story begins with a lost (and young) Cheryl Strayed in the wake of a recent divorce, the loss of a parent, and the beginnings of her family breaking apart. In a desperate attempt to string her life back together, she decides to hike over 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT, for short)–a gruelling hiking trail that stretches from the Canada-U.S. border to the U.S.-Mexico border, spanning the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges.

Strayed starts the trail with no hiking or trekking experience, just a resolute determination to finish what she started. After almost 100 days, the story recounts the trials and mishaps of her journey. The story is one of personal suffering that is rerouted into one of strength, personal growth, and healing.

Now a major motion film starring Reese Witherspoon, the story is both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, and one to fire you up and get after your next goal. (And as with most movies, you'll want to read the book first!)

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