Reading and Listening to books is fundamental to personal growth. Whatever is not growing is dying. Host Fred Opie is a confessed athlete turned author and Babson College professor. He shares his list of suggested books on coaching, parenting, marriage, personal growth, and building wealth which shape the themes he talks about with guests on the show. He also provides book summaries to help make your book selection easier. See Fred's suggested reads below as well as a list of the books Fred has published.  Follow the content Fred shares on Twitter and Facebook. Take the time to review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. If you like what you hear and learn, tell others about it and share and post the link to the show.  Watch The Long Form Facebook Live Book Show with Fred 

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Suggested Reading

Kevin Leman, Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama

Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

John Townsend, Boundaries for Teens: When to Say Yes And How to Say No

Jeremy Clark and Jerusha Clark, Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent

Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover

Steve Harvey, Act Like a Success: Discovering Your Gifts And the Way to Life’s Riches

Bill Hybels, Simplify: 10 Practices to Unclutter Your Soul

Dan Miller, 48 Days to the Work You Love

Jon Gordon, Training Camp: A Fable About Excellence

Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life

Henry Cloud, Nine Things You Simply Must Do: To Succeed in Love and Life

Jon Acuff, Start: Punch Fear In The Face, Escape Average, Do Work That Matters

Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Leo Babauta, Zen Habits: Handbook For Life

James Kerr, Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect in the Family: The Respect Parents Desire; The Love Children Need

Ken Costa, Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life

Jim Daily, When Parenting and Isn't Perfect

Sally Clarkson and Nathan Clarkson, Different: The Story of Outside-The-Box Kid And The Mom Who Loved Him

Kareen Abdul-Jabbar, Coach Wooden And Me: Our 50 Year Friendship on and off the Court

Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Andy Andrews, Little things: Why You Really Should Sweat The Small Stuff

Meg Meeker, Hero: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need

Amy Ellis Nut and Francis E. Jensen, The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents And Young Adults

Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People & Teams That Win Consistently