Books that have stuck with me…

by Gary Woodill on August 4, 2009

My sister Sharon (PhD. student at Dalhousie University) tagged me with a new meme on naming the 15 most influential books that have stuck with me over the years:

Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. List 15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you. They should be the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag a few other people. 

In no particular order…

  1. The Birth and Death of Meaning – Ernest Becker
  2. The Duality of Human Existence – David Bakan
  3. The Pornography of Power – Kurt Danziger
  4. The Tacit Dimension – Michael Polanyi
  5. Rabbit Run – John Updike
  6. Being and Nothingness – Jean Paul Sartre
  7. Autobiography of a Thief – Jean Genet
  8. For Your Own Good – Alice Miller
  9. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  10. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues – Tom Robbins
  11. Black Skins, White Masks – Franz Fanon
  12. How Children Fail – John Holt
  13. The Whole Earth Catalog (several editions) – Stewart Brand
  14. To Have or To Be – Erich Fromm
  15. Politics of the Family – R.D. Laing

Turns out that 15 is way too short…

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