Help me add to my booklist.
February 27, 2011 1:26 PM Subscribe
I want to challenge my preconceived notions.
posted by petiteviolette to education (44 answers total) 169 users marked this as a favorite
Most of the books that have changed me were those that took what I believed to be true and turned it absolutely upside down (like a neverending episode of Mythbusters). I tend to gravitate towards race/class/gender (Delusions of Gender
, The Ethnic Myth
, Nickel and Dimed
) because those assumptions are the hardest to get rid of, but I really like scientific-leaning works as well (A Short History of Nearly Everything
, The God Delusion
), and overview books like Everything You Know is Wrong
, Guns, Germs, and Steel
, and An Underground Education
made a big impression on me.
I want to know what those books were for you so I can keep reading and being surprised about all the strange complexities of life. (I have The Omnivore's Dilemma on my list already, so there's one!)