Hey everyone. Liz here with a new batch of Wicked Wednesdays.
Last year, I participated in a program at work where I had to do something “brave.” Brave for corporate America, at least. I’ll spare you the details, but I did it and I got a prize – a copy of the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Well, I finally got around to reading it and I have to say, wow. What an inspiring book, right? I’d heard Cheryl’s Ted Talk and really enjoyed it, but reading the book was a totally different experience. I don’t think I could last a day out on that trail – what would I do without my coffee? – but reading about her journey and how she brought herself back from the edge will stay with me for a long time.
It got me thinking. We talk a lot about nonfiction books here but they’re usually writing related. So Wickeds, what’s your favorite, or most inspiring, nonfiction book that’s got nothing to do with our usual subject matter?
Sherry: I don’t read a lot of nonfiction that isn’t writing related. But years ago I read Blue Highways by The book and his stories have always stuck with me.
Julie: Right now I am rereading The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer. His work always resonates with me, as does Marianne Williamson’s Return to Love. Barb told me about a James Gleick’s Time Travel, and I’m loving it so far.
Barb: Julie, so glad you’re enjoying Time Travel. In discussions about the election, and the current partisan divide, I am always recommending American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard. Very interesting and intuitively true.
Jessie: I really enjoyed The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown. As a writer so much of my life revolves around text. Using images to communicate coaxes another part of my brain out to play and I have delighted in the experience!
Readers, leave yours in the comments!