Why not give us another list of good books? You preach the importance of education, so tell us more favorites already!
Okay. Here you go:
Seize the Day, Saul Bellow
A day’s worth of existential crisis and catharsis beautifully written in a short novel.
Underworld, Don DeLillo
Non-linear and massive, this novel covers half a century’s time with engaging dialog and a style that’s addictive.
The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
Chunks of greed, wealth, and class struggle in a broth of 1980’s New York. Delicious.
The Story of O, Pauline Réage
If you want to understand BDSM, read this book.
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Yeah, you’ve seen the movie. Read the fucking book. They’re both masterpieces, but for different reasons.
The Average American Male, Chad Kultgen
Hilarious insight into the male brain that puts Tucker Max to shame.
Hero, Perry Moore
A groundbreaking coming-of-age novel about the teenage struggles of a homosexual superhero.
God Jr., Dennis Cooper
A unique perspective of death, trauma, and sanity.
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
One of the most clever books I’ve ever read. The title says it all.
Blindness, Jose Saramago
Disturbing and impossible to put down.
Satire at its finest.
Slouching Towards Kalamazoo, Peter De Vries
A brilliant comedic writer. If you’ve never read his stuff, start here.
The Lucifer Effect, Philip Zimbardo
Written by the mastermind behind the Stanford Prison Project. A fascinating study on human behavior.
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
Start with this, but make sure to read every book by this brilliant motherfucker.
Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins
You don’t know shit about world affairs unless you’ve read this book.
The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley
D.A.R.E. stands for Drugs Are Really Exciting.
The Moral Landscape, Sam Harris
A treatise on a new science of morality. Sam is one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time. I’ll read anything he writes.
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Words to live by.
(And if you wanna check out my original list of favorites, someone was cool enough to compile them into an Amazon List.)