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Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, T.J. Stiles (Pulitzer winner)

Mathews Men, William Geroux

A Self-Made Man, The Political Career of Abraham Lincoln, Richard Blumenthal

Better Angels of our Nature, Steven Pinker (enhanced edition)

Fever at Dawn, Peter Gardos

The Last Days of Stalin, Joshua Rubenstein

Assholes, A theory of Donald Trump, Aaron James

The Fight, Norman Mailer

Quality of Mercy, Pope Francis I

Blessing of Humility, Jerry Bridges



Recording now:


Norman Mailer's The Spooky Art, on writing


Here are some other books I've done on writers and writing:


Gay Talese, A Writer's Life,

Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct

Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style

Steven Pinker, Words and Rules

Herman Wouk, Sailor and Fiddler

Roger Angell, This Old Man