Recommended Books

Here I am just listing some books that have really moved me, impacted me in some way, or are books that I think are important and valuable tools, categorized by topic

  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenburg
  • The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard Davis


  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
  • Becoming Human: Core Teachings of Jesus by Brian C. Taylor
  • Pathways to Success by Dale Carnegie
  • Ishmael byDaniel Quinn

Food/Agriculture/ Farming

  • Farming For Us All by Michael Bell
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
  • Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
  • Healthy at 100 by John Robbins
  • From Asparagus to Zucchini, 3rd Ed. (cookbook) by Madison Area CSA Coalition
  • The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

Race/Social Justice

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • White Privilege by Paula S. Rothenburg
  • Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn
  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
  • The Shock Dontrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein


  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  • Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernard Heinrich


  • The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

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