Just in time for the last-minute frenzy (of reading, listening or giving):
My favorite fun novel of the year was Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I listened to it on audio and loved every moment.
On Immunity was another audio favorite. An even-handed meditation on why people believe what they believe, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, this book is almost literary at times.
Eastern Standard Tribe is a great introdution to the books of Cory Doctorow. The later stuff is even better, but all of it is thought provoking.
The Diamond Age was so far ahead of its time that most of you haven’t read it. You should. For irony’s sake, perhaps read it on a tablet.
Linchpin is the book of mine that has probably changed more minds and more lives than any other.
The Bride… is a meditation on Duchamp, on conceptual art and on a life lived on the edge. Some books pretend to be quirky, this one is.
Reminding you about Jacqueline Novogratz’ The Blue Sweater, a book that will show you that the world is much smaller than it was, and it’s getting smaller daily.
Linda Rottenberg has changed the world, and she wants to show you how.
The Art of Asking is Amanda Palmer’s breathtakingly honest and personal memoir of one artist’s approach to life.
Alex Osterwalder is on a roll, and his books are all worth your time and money.
Bill Strickland’s autobiography is a meditation on doing work that matters.
Guy Kawasaki shares more than 100 social media secrets with you and your team.
Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy will resonate with you and stay with you for a long time.
And you can listen to Live at Smalls while you’re reading. Cyrille will make you smile.
PS My new book, What To Do When It’s Your Turn now has an order backlog that makes it impossible for me to promise delivery in time for gift giving, but I hope you’ll find time to read it (and share it) when it arrives. Thanks everyone for your extraordinary enthusiasm and support.