2012 Best Books of the Year: Favorite Reads from Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz

We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy by Yael Kohen: "This anecdotal history of the women who crack us up and push boundaries is told by the trailblazers themselves as well as TV execs, comedy club owners and everyone who continues that tradition today. You'll learn as much as you laugh."

Also recommended:

"Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs: A Biography. What an amazing gift Jobs gave the world when he allowed Walter Isaacson to tell the story of his life. This book could almost serve as an instruction manual on how to change the world."

"Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Only through Cormac McCarthy's staggering words can you truly understand the importance of knowing the savageness that man is capable of."

"Gyalwang Druukpa's Everyday Enlightenment. We live in such a fast paced world it's easy not to take time to tend to your inner self, but it is necessary to take a moment and be still in mind and body, to be more conscious of the way that we are engaging with the world around us. Using teachings from the Buddhist philosophy, Everyday Enlightenment gives you practical tools to deal with the everyday challenges of being human in our modern society."

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