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OCTOBER FC READERS' CHOICE AWARD

Bestseller lists? Forget them. We want to highlight the books that really matter, and we want your help. Here's how to play Book Club, Fast Company style:

  1. Purchase and read the FC Readers' Choice Award picked by you, our readers.
  2. Discuss the book with other readers in our online discussions or at a Fast Company Book Club Meetup event -- or start your own face-to-face discussion group.
  3. Vote for next month's book. We'll give you 5 choices that align with our mission: to help you work smarter and lead better. Browse the excerpts and vote for your favorite.

* OCTOBER'S FC READERS' CHOICE AWARD

Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose
by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro

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Claiming Your Place at the Fire is as much a take-back-your-life manifesto as it is a business book. This inspiring blueprint offers help for baby boomers approaching middle age -- and others -- struggling with work-life balance, dwindling passion in their jobs, and a feeling that they are doing little more than slouching toward retirement.

* VOTE FOR DECEMBER'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

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book cover Clued In : How to Create Customer Experiences so They Will Come Back Again and Again
by Lewis Carbone
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book cover Confidence : How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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book cover Irritable Male Syndrome : Solving Male Depression and Aggression
by Jed Diamond
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book cover Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors
by Evan I. Schwartz
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book cover What's Your Corporate IQ? : How the Smartest Companies Learn, Transform, Lead
by Jim Underwood