Read It: The Teen's Guide to World Domination

Josh Shipp has more energy than anyone we know. Abandoned and abused as a child, he's a foster kid who overcame a lot of crappy circumstances. He speaks at schools around the country, trying to help teenagers figure out how to get through the struggles they're dealing with and live their lives to the fullest. He's not the kind of boring speaker you tune out (and we're not just saying that because he's written for us) -- Josh makes everyone who hears him want to make their lives better. Not everyone gets to attend a Josh Shipp talk, but everyone can pick up a copy of his new book, The Teen's Guide to World Domination (Advice on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Awesomeness). From page one, you'll be laughing, nodding your head in recognition and -- most importantly -- you'll be inspired. Inspired to make your personal world happier, inspired to kick the annoying parts of your life to the curb and, cheesy as it sounds, inspired to create your own destiny.

As Josh says in Chapter 2, "Whether you realize it or not, youʼre telling a story, and you have a choice: tell an EPIC story, or tell a lame one."

Check out Josh's book in the library or a bookstore. If you're not hooked by page one, you may not be awake. This is seriously motivating stuff.