Thursday, May 24, 2007

Robert Kurson's list

Esquire contributing editor Robert Kurson is the author of the 2004 bestseller Shadow Divers.

His new book, Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See, is "the stunning true story of one man’s heroic odyssey from blindness into sight."

This week he contributed "The List" to the The Week magazine.

One of his titles:
The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker

The single book that truly changed my life. Becker’s idea — that man’s inescapable fear of death is at the root of human motivation, psychology, culture, and good and evil — explains so much about why people do what they do that you’ll never look at the world in the same way again.
Read about the other five books on Kurson's list.

--Marshal Zeringue