Staff and Author Recommendations

Barbara Jaffe

Author of When will I be good enough?

Psychology and Inspiration Recommendations

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro

The Replacement Child by Judy L. Mandel

Replacement Children: The Unconscious Script by Rita Battat Silverman & Abigail Brenner, M.D.

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Bernard Holland

Author of Something I Heard


The Loser by Thomas Berhard

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Life by Keith Richards

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks

BACH: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross

Charlie Euchner

Author of Keep it Short


The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark

Manual for Writers: Chicago-Style for Students and Researchers by Kate Tarabian

The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

The Replacement Child by Judy L. Mandel

The New New Journalism, Robert Boynton, editor

On Writing by Stephen King

Ernest Hemingway on Writing

Chris Heivly

Author of Build the Fort

Tech and Business Book Recommendations

Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld

Lean Startup by Eric Reiss

Traction by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Contagious by Jonah Berger

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Seventh Sense by Joshua Cooper Ramo

The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler

Poke The Box by Seth Godin

The Fires of Spring by James Michener



Weber’s New Real Grilling

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol I by Julia Child and Simone Beck

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol II by Julia Child and Simone Beck

Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

Silver Palate Cookbook by Lukins, Sheila, Russo, Julie

Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F@ck

The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease By Michael Greger, MD and Gene Stone

The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Lisa Hagan Literary Books


The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Change Makers Who Are Redefining Leadership by Danielle Harlan, PhD.

Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids by Jim Marrs

The E-Word: Ego, Enlightenment and Other Essentials by Cate Montana

The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now with the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine by Dr. Joel Kahn

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Bahdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin, PhD

Chupacabra Road Trip: In Search of the Elusive Beast by Nick Redfern

The Dog Whisperer and Revised Dog Whisper by Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate

The Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier with Norma Eckroate, 3rd Edition

Sandra Martin


Return from Tomorrow by George Ritchie, MD (keep handy for others to read)

Jesus, Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran (spirituality put me in touch with the “man” Jesus)

Genghis Khan by Harold Lamb (I remembered that life – not as Genghis Khan but as a warrior in his army)

Eliot Pattison’s Inspector Shan book series (what a great writer Eliot Pattison is-story, issues, wisdom)

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh (when I met James I knew he was going to be huge and he was and is!)

The Lost Memoirs by Robert Smith (a wonderful compilation of Edgar Cayce’s life in his own words.)

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky – a great read

The Sugar King of Havana by John Paul Rathbone

The Conscious Universe by Dean Radin, Ph.D.

The Way of the White Clouds by Lama Govinda (re-read every year or two) -- no link

Our Publishing Friends


Barkskins, by Annie Proulx

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Underground Railroad by Coleson Whitehead

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World General Stanley McChrystal

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Minds by Michael Lewis

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman, MD