Writers & Writing

I've "skinnied down" my listing of favorite books to recommend, with the intention of providing suggestions on books to prioritize first in each category, followed by books to consider when you're ready to go deeper. As I've written many times before, I love to read...

This morning, as I look forward to seeing Avengers: End Game, I've gained a profound insight regarding why certain entertainment totally pushes my "geek button." It's a spiritual thing. A spiritual quest, if you will. I'm fascinated by mindfulness meditation, and have been for most of my...

To learn is to live! I devote most of my personal and professional learning energy into books and podcasts, but I also have some favorite online resources. These sorts of curated lists evolve over time, but as of February 2019 these are my favorites. Contact...

I love to read books, and if you're here you probably do as well. I find that most voracious readers enjoy getting recommendations from other readers. I'm asked quite often about my favorite books, and so I thought it would be helpful to list them all...

Writers are influenced and shaped by the literature of other writers. And while the books of one's youth and young adulthood are most prominent in this formation process, writers continue to grow and evolve across a lifetime as they discover additional literature. These are the...

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of...

As you ponder your obligatory 2019 "New Year Resolutions," consider a helpful alternative from Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week. In his latest newsletter, Ferriss advises readers to  embrace a “past year review," or "PYR," instead, which he asserts is "more informed, valuable,...

Liberal, open-minded men: What have you read lately? 2018 gave us a record number of women getting elected to higher offices. It also gave us some incredible books that will help generations of women for years to come, as women and their male allies continue...

Stephen King, author of The Stand, 11/22/63, and The Dead Zone Ernest Hemingway, author of The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and A Farewell to Arms JD Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye Anthony Doerr, author of All...