Books I’ve Never Read Whose Titles Have Influenced Me

Even though I have not read these books, their titles have impacted my life, altering my values, my understanding, and my experience with their titles alone.

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety by Alan Wilson Watts

The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand

Because It is Bitter and Because It is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

On Puns: The Foundation of Letters, edited by Jonathan Culler

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Why Black People Tend to Shout: Cold Facts and Wry View’s from a Black Man’s World by Ralph Wiley

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash: Piracy, Sexuality and Masculine Identity by Hans Turley

The Life That Lives on Man by Michael Andrews

How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art by Kathleen Meyer.

What If the Moon Didn’t Exist?: Voyages to Earths That Might Have Been by Neil F. Comins

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake

In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman

 Please add in a comment books you haven’t read whose titles have affected you!

2 thoughts on “Books I’ve Never Read Whose Titles Have Influenced Me”

  1. Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story
    by D.T. Max

    Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing
    by Sören Kierkegaard

    The Sublime Object of Ideology
    by Slavoj Zozek

    Beyond Good and Evil
    by Friedrich Nietzsche

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