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”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmIDDtSIfWw
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
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
Simply the best book I’ve read on how to write fiction in any form:
Bird, Matt. (2016). The Secrets of Story.