Bookshelf

To write (or think) well, you need to read well.
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Tribe
Sebastian Junger
We're a society of affluent, hyper-individual strangers who don't remember how to form a healthy community - a tribe.
Of Wolves and Men
Barry Lopez
The wolf is intricately connected to humanity, and we've killed them for sport.
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
“It is the business of the times to change, Mr. Halecki. And it is the business of gentlemen to change with them.”
Letters to a Young Contrarian
Christopher Hitchens
"...moment of near despair is quite often the moment that precedes courage rather than resignation. "
Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu
“There is a time to live and a time to die but never to reject the moment.”
Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
"Don't you see how anything that happens is always yet another beginning?"
Memoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar
"Life was to me a horse to whose motion one yields, but only after having trained the animal to the utmost."
How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan
"But there are moments when curiosity gets the better of fear."
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
"Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts."