Some of my favorite writing by other people


Gene Weingarten in The Washington Post, Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?

John Hersey in the New Yorker, Hiroshima

Kathryn Schulz in the New Yorker, The Really Big One

Alex Tizon in the Atlantic, My Family's Slave

Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker, Money Unlimited

Matt LaBash in the Weekly Standard, A Beating at Berkeley

Cindy Dampier in the Chicago TribuneArtist's mastectomy tattoos reveal the beauty of survival

Erika Hayasaki in Wired, End Pain Forever: How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering

Dean Yates in Reuters, The Road to Ward 17: My Battle with PTSD

Pete Earley in The Washington Post, Missing Alice: The Story of My Sister

Fiction/Nonfiction Books

Alice Munro, Friend of My Youth

Anton Chekhov, Stories of Anton Chekhov

Robert Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Jonathan Rauch, Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought

Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns

Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Caroline Webb, How to Have a Good Day

Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

John Steinbeck, East of Eden

James Baldwin, Going to Meet the Man

Raymond Carver, Collected Stories

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

John Kennedy Toole, Confederacy of Dunces

Karl Ove Knausgård, My Struggle series

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Joby Warrick, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Sam Harris, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

Clayborne Carson (editor), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Charles Duhigg, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
and The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Frank Ostaseski, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons

Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

Avinash K. Dixit and‎ Barry J. Nalebuff, Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life

Writing and storytelling Books

Bryan Garner, Garner's Modern English Usage

John Truby, The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

Jack Hart, Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Joseph Williams and Joseph Bizup, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Constance Hale, Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose

More to come, always...