I’ve read L’Amour’s autobiography twice and have passed it on to others. It’s the best book I know to inspire self-ed. (Side note: If you’re interested in becoming a writer, this book might be the only guide you’ll ever need as well, since it is packed with much excellent writing advice.)

I didn’t the The Modern Scholar series from Recorded Books mentioned. My local library has many of these and they are wonderful. They’re usually 14 lectures on 7 CDs: perfect for the commute or the mundane sit-down job where one can listen while working. Highly recommend these.

]]>Just this week I purchased a differential equations textbook with unopened CD-ROM for $10. The regular price for a new book is $180.

And if regular math and science college textbooks are too difficult to understand, there’s a great series of study guides called Schaum’s Outlines for just about every course you could think of.

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