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The Coke Talk Companion Reading List

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The list author says: "A list of must-reads and personal notes from everyone's favorite lifestyle guru.
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Oliver Twist (Collector's Library)
Oliver Twist (Collector's Library)
"The first book I ever read."
Matilda
Matilda
"The second book I ever read. J.K Rowling can’t hold a candle to Roald Dahl’s magic."
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
"It’s a shame Toole checked out early. I would have loved to read his third novel."
A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast
"People who think nothing happens in A Moveable Feast totally miss the f**king point. If we could all make nothing happen so beautifully, the world would be a better place."
The Road to Los Angeles
The Road to Los Angeles
"I’m a sucker for all of Arturo Bandini’s adventures, but this one is my favorite."
Lolita
Lolita
"Duh."
Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
"Sure, I love The Alchemist too, but I consider it one of his lesser works."
Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics)
Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics)
"Ventilated yet dense, Joan Didion will always have a special place in my heart."
Lithium for Medea: A Novel
Lithium for Medea: A Novel
"Heartbreakingly beautiful."
Women
Women
"Oh, Chinaski. I f**king love you."
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel
"I've read this dozens of times, and with each turn I always find something new."
American Psycho
American Psycho
"Bret Easton Ellis is the Tom Ford of modern literature."
The Fountainhead (Centennial Edition HC)
The Fountainhead (Centennial Edition HC)
"I give Rand a ton of s**t, but Howard Roark is an important character."
The Idiot (Vintage Classics)
The Idiot (Vintage Classics)
"It took me a while to read this one, but every hour was worth it."
Le Petit Prince (Folio Junior) (French Edition)
Le Petit Prince (Folio Junior) (French Edition)
"It’s technically a novella, but whatever. I love this little book."
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
"Gonzo is a way of life."
A People's History of the United States (Modern Classics)
A People's History of the United States (Modern Classics)
"This ten pounder taught me more than every American history class combined."
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
"Californication made a noble attempt in season two, but I’m still waiting for this to be made into a movie that doesn’t totally f**king suck."
The Art Of War
The Art Of War
"You want me to sum up Sun Tzu in a single word? Strategery."
Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Cat's Cradle: A Novel
"I practice boku-maru regularly."
Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)
Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)
"A day’s worth of existential crisis and catharsis beautifully written in a short novel."
Underworld
Underworld
"Non-linear and massive, this novel covers half a century’s time with engaging dialog and a style that’s addictive."
The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Bonfire of the Vanities
"Chunks of greed, wealth, and class struggle in a broth of 1980’s New York. Delicious."
Story of O
Story of O
"If you want to understand BDSM, read this book."
A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)
A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)
"Yeah, you’ve seen the movie. Read the f**king book. They’re both masterpieces, but for different reasons."
The Average American Male: A Novel
The Average American Male: A Novel
"Hilarious insight into the male brain that puts Tucker Max to shame."
Hero
Hero
"A groundbreaking coming-of-age novel about the teenage struggles of a homosexual superhero."
God Jr.
God Jr.
"A unique perspective of death, trauma, and sanity."
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
"One of the most clever books I’ve ever read. The title says it all."
Blindness / Seeing
Blindness / Seeing
"Disturbing and impossible to put down."
Candide
Candide
"Satire at its finest."
Slouching Towards Kalamazoo (Phoenix Fiction)
Slouching Towards Kalamazoo (Phoenix Fiction)
"A brilliant comedic writer. If you’ve never read his stuff, start here."
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
"Written by the mastermind behind the Stanford Prison Project. A fascinating study on human behavior."
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
"Start with this, but make sure to read every book by this brilliant motherf**ker."
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
"You don’t know s**t about world affairs unless you’ve read this book."
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
"D.A.R.E. stands for Drugs Are Really Exciting."
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
"A treatise on a new science of morality. Sam is one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time. I’ll read anything he writes."
The Prophet
The Prophet
"Words to live by."