Books that change lives

— Broken Open, by Elizabeth Lesser

— Finding Your Own North Star, by Martha Beck
— On Stillness, by Pico Iyer

Transitions, by William Bridges 

— It’s Only Too Late If You Don’t Start Now, by Barbara Sher

The All-Time Favorite List:

[books that have changed my life]

Each of these books has shaped my life and my work in some way.


Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
The Odyssey, by Homer
Fool, by Christopher Moore
Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, by Brock Clarke
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie
— The Tender Bar , by J.R. Moehringer
This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo


Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner
The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard
Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain
The Nine, by Jeffrey Toobin
Rivers of Empire, by Donald Worster
Natural Capitalism, by Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins, and Paul Hawken
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas S. Kuhn
The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas Friedman
World Dynamics, by Jay Forrester
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, by Charles Wheelan
A History of the World in Six Glasses, by Tom Standage
Tribes, by Seth Godin
The Change Monster, by Jeanie Daniel Duck
Stiff, by Mary Roach
Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
The Great Reset, by Richard Florida
Pronoia, by Rob Brezsny
Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Julia Sweig


those moments in life that change everything

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