The Audacity of Hope-Barack Obama
If they give you lined paper, write sideways-Daniel Quinn
daniel quinn is super rad...i read ishmael, my ishmael, story of b and beyond civillization, which are all about civillization, humanity, life, the earth, the future etc.
he can be annoying when he writes novels in that he has characters compliment his ideas a lot, which comes out as tooting his own horn. after i read ishmael,i wasn't all that moved, but when i read the others, it all came together spectacularly and i realised that his ideas and articulation of other's ideas do merit much complementing and the books changed my life and view of EVERYTHING and i highly highly highly reccomend them to everyone.
(especially all you dissillusioned with society folks/environmentalist/lovers of "modern moonlight" out there)
haven't read if they give you lined paper, write sideways yet though. i plan to.