Books That Matter

Words have meaning.

I have tried to take this obvious fact to heart in all I do, because I think the act of writing has become abused by the very technology I love so much. I love a well-written letter, article, summary, song, poem or book, and I am a voracious reader of genres that run the gamut. Below are some favorites:

I really need to add more fiction to my diet. I do not read enough of it, but some favorites:

  • Contact
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Moby-dick
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • Anything by David Sedaris
  • Matterhorn

Too many to name, but some recent favorites:

  • The Power of Habit
  • The Long Tail
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The Best Science and Nature Writing series
  • Anything by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Our Inner Ape
  • The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War