The list author says: "I'm an avid reader and have come across many excellent books. These books, however, rise to the top of the list as truly exceptional. They're all non-fiction, and reflect my interests in mind/brain, origins of behavior, evolution, ethics, religion, and the universe at large. :) Enjoy!"
"Amazing clarity of thought - makes you really, really think and question your existing beliefs. Whether you already agree with him or not, he'll knock down many of your assumptions and show you the flaws in both sides of an argument. This book hits all the major issues - abortion, euthanasia, our obligation to help those less fortunate, animal rights, and more."
"An exquisite writer who examines depression through many lenses - historically, physiologically, psychologically, culturally - and through his own experience. A must-read if you or a loved one suffer from depression."