Valued Reading

Creating Your Life

Gladwell, Malcolm. (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success

Wilson, Timothy. (2004). Stranger to Ourselves

Tice, Lou. (1995). Smart Talk for Achieving Your Potential

Money and Wealth

Browne, Harry. (1999.) Fail-Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes

Friedman, Milton, and Friedman, Rose. (1979, 1990.) Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

Hazlitt, Henry. (1946, 1988.) Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Maybury, Richard J. (2010.) Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Sex and Romance

Barry, Dave. (1995.) Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys
A humorous and fairly accurate take on, not men, but guys.

Buscaglia, Leo. (1996.) Love: What Life Is All About
One of the great feel-good speakers and writers, and a role model of living love. You may want to first check out this fun and moving YouTube video of his university talk on “The Art of Being Fully Human”:

Chapman, Gary. (2010.) The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
A simple, modern view of love. Light reading.

De Angelis, Barbara. (1990.) Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know
Although some of her advice does not apply generally to all men and women, she often provides worthwhile suggestions.

Hewitt, Hugh. (2014.) The Happiest Life: Seven Gifts, Seven Givers, and the Secret to Genuine Success

Murray, Charles. (2014.) The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

Prager, Dennis. (2008.) Happiness Is a Serious Problem

Twitchell, Paul. (1970, 1989.) Stranger by the River

Mozart and Great Music

Cairns, David. (2006.) Mozart and his Operas

Harris, Robert. (1991.) What to Listen for in Mozart

Johnson, Paul. (2013.) Mozart

Kenyon, Nicholas. (2006.) The Pegasus Pocket Guide to Mozart

Rosen, Charles. (1997.) The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart Beethoven

Solomon, Maynard. (1995.) Mozart: A Life

Aspiring Authors

Simply the best book I’ve read on how to write fiction in any form:

Bird, Matt. (2016). The Secrets of Story.