Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
by Robert M. Pirsig
A life-changing book for me, ZAMM is subtitled
"An Inquiry Into Values." And is it ever!
After I read this book in college,
I was relieved to discover I didn't have to be perfect.
by George Orwell
We think we are making things better
by creating all these wonderful laws....
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred Taylor
Talk about hitting close to home.
My dad grew up at the same time as author Mildred D. Taylor
a couple dozen miles from her.
This story, a fictionalized story of her life, could have been my dad's life,
had his family been black rather than white, in the Old South.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse of American Community
by Robert D. Putnam
We have lost something very important in America:
our sense of community.
We are spending our lives in our lovely air-conditioned homes
with the tv blaring, while inside we feel isolated and alone.
Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy
by Stephen L. Carter
I can think of a few talk show hosts and political campaign managers and
regular citizens who could stand to read this book about the
importance of being civil to each other in a democracy.
My Name is Asher Lev
by Chaim Potok
Creativity. Religion. Respect.
Lots to think about in this small book
about a man who is forced to decide
between becoming a devout Jew
or an artist.
Firegirl by Tony Abbott
With a difficult person.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A perfect world?
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
The title tells it all: a little bit about, well, everything.
How about you?
Have you read and loved any of these?
What books made you think?
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