The Top 1000

A list of every formative book featured on the podcast.

#1000 WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein 1

#999 Hard Times: an oral history of the great depression by studs terkel 2

#998 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by richard bach

#997 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by hunter s. thompson

#996 The Book of est by Luke Rhinehart 3

#995 See You at The Top by Zig Ziglar

#994 Linchpin by Seth Godin

#993 ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET. BY JUDY BLUME 4

#992 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FACE BY LUCY GREALY

#991 LIGHT BOXES BY SHANE JONES

#990 LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS BY LAURA INGALLS WILDER 5 

#989 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

#988 WHY WE GET FAT: AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT BY GARY TAUBES

#987 MADELINE BY LUDWIG BEMELMANS 6

#986 OZ (the complete paperback collection) BY L. FRANK BAUM

#985 heaven to betsy and betsy in spite of herself by maud hart lovelace

#984 YOU CAN WIN BY SHIV KHERA 7

#983 THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG by david j. schwartz

#982 who moved my cheese? by spencer johnson

#981 WILD MAGIC BY TAMORA PIERCE 8

#980 HYPERBOLE AND A HALF BY ALLIE BROSH

#979 CRASH OVERRIDE BY ZOE QUINN

#978 CHIPS OFF THE OLD BENCHLEY BY ROBERT BENCHLEY 9

#977 VERY GOOD, JEEVES! BY PG WODEHOUSE 

#976 THE DOG OF THE SOUTH BY CHARLES PORTIS 

#975 THE CHRYSALIDS BY JOHN WYNDHAM 10

#974 ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH BY ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN 

#973 SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE BY KURT VONNEGUT

#972 THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE BY C.S. LEWIS 11

#971 THE BELL JAR BY SYLVIA PLATH

#970 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK BY ANNE FRANK

#969 ENLIGHTENMENT NOW BY STEVEN PINKER 12

#968 THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY BY DAVID DEUTSCH

#967 THE BLUE SWEATER BY JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ

#966 Animal Farm by George Orwell 13

#965 Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

#964 All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

#963 THE BLESSING OF A SKINNED KNEE BY WENDY MOGEL 14

#962 NOTHING TO ENVY BY BARBARA DEMICK

#961 ON WRITING BY STEPHEN KING

#960 THE ROYAL ROAD TO ROMANCE BY RICHARD HALLIBURTON 15

#959 THE RIGHT STUFF BY TOM WOLFE

#958 GILEAD BY MARILYNNE ROBINSON

#957 BLACK LIKE ME BY JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN 16

#956 THE DHARMA BUMS BY JACK KEROUAC

#955 AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH BY NEIL POSTMAN

#954 THE LIARS CLUB BY MARY KARR 17

#953 BIRD BY BIRD BY ANNE LAMOTT

#952 THE BOOK OF SHRIGLEY BY DAVID SHRIGLEY

#951 WILL YOU PLEASE BE QUIET, PLEASE?: STORIES BY RAYMOND CARVER 18

#950 TAKING CARE BY JOY WILLIAMS

#949 IN THE GARDEN OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY TOBIAS WOLFF

#948 CATCH-22 BY JOSEPH HELLER 19

#947 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ACHIEVEMENT BY BRIAN TRACEY

#946 GOOD TO GREAT BY JIM COLLINS

#945 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS AND EVERYDAY REBELLIONS BY GLORIA STEINEM 20

#944 RE-MAKING LOVE: THE FEMinization of sex BY BARBARA EHRENREICH

#943 WHERE THE GIRLS ARE BY SUSAN J. DOUGLAS

#942 THE LOTTERY AND OTHER STORIES BY SHIRLEY JACKSON 21

#941 DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION BY EDWARD HALLOWELL AND JOHN RATEY

#940 THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES BY TOM WOLFE

#939 THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES BY JON SCIESZKA AND LANE SMITH 22

#938 THE BOY WHO REVERSED HIMSELF BY WILLIAM SLEATOR 

#937 THE FOUNTAINHEAD BY AYN RAND

#936 THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON 23

#935 THE CINNAMON PEELER BY MICHAEL ONDAATJE

#934 MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING BY VIKTOR E. FRANKL

#933 THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY 24

#932 MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS BY CAROL S. DWECK

#931 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR BY PAUL KALANITHI