Books that have stayed with me at least 20 years

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1. The Gift. Hafiz/Daniel Ladinsky.
2. The Tempest. Shakespeare.
3. Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke.
4. The Phoenix (Old English poem).
5. The River Why. David James Duncan.
6. Four Quartets. T.S. Eliot.
7. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Joseph Campbell.
8. Envisioning Information. Edward Tufte.
9. Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats.
10. Lunch Poems. Frank O’Hara


Books for Brains (i.e. for smart people or those who want to be)

Here are my favorite brain-feeders and books about the brain, in no particular order.

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

All Edward Tufte books

Incognito by David Eagleman

The Black Swan by Nicholas Nassim Taleb

Antifragility by Nicholas Nassim Taleb

Fooled by Randomness by Nicholas Nassim Taleb

I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn

Everything Bad Is Good for You by Steven Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson