My Favorite Writers

1) Noam Chomsky- Manufacturing Consent:The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988) with Edward S. Herman, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (2006), Chomsky On Anarchism (2005), Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (2002)

2) Howard Zinn- A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present (1980)

3) Hunter S. Thompson- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (1971), Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century (2003)

4) J.D. Salinger- The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

5) Michael Azerrad- Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (2001)

6) Lester Bangs- “Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves,” (1975) “The Greatest Album Ever Made,” (1975)

7) Chuck Klosterman- Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2003)

8) Charles R. Cross- Heavier Than Heaven (2002)

9) Chuck Palahniuk- Fight Club (1996)

10) Abbie Hoffman- Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture (1979), Steal This Book (1972)

11) Jerry Rubin- Do iT!: Scenarios of the Revolution (1970)

12) David Dellinger- From Yale to Jail: The Autobiography of a Moral Dissenter (1993)

13) Mumia Abu-Jamal- Live From Death Row (1995)

14) James W. Lowren- Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (1995)

15) Gary Webb- Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and The Crack Cocaine Explosion (1996)

16) Stephen King- The Shining (1977), Carrie (1974), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)

17) Roald Dahl- Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1964), The Twits (1980) The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977)

18) George Orwell- 1984 (1949), Animal Farm (1945)

19) Jack Kerouac- On The Road (1957)

20) Ken Kesey- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)

21) William Shakespeare- Macbeth (1611), Hamlet (1601), Romeo and Juliet (?), Julius Caesar (1599)

22) Richard Wright- Black Boy (1945)

23) Bill Hicks- Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks (2004)

24) Judge James P. Gray- Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It (2001)

25) John Steinbeck- Of Mice and Men (1937), The Grapes of Wrath (1939), The Pearl (1947)

26) F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Great Gatsby (1925)

27) Ernesto “Che” Guevara- The Motorcycle Diaries (1993 published, written in 1952), Guerrilla Warfare (1961)

28) Ralph Nader- Crashing the Party (2002), Cutting Corporate Welfare (2000)

29) Susanna Kaysen- Girl, Interrupted (1993)

30) Michael Cart- My Father’s Scar (1998)

31) Walter Dean Meyers- Monster (2001)

32) Markus Zusak- I Am the Messenger (2002)

33) Robert Cormier- The Chocolate War (1974)

34) Stephen Chobosky- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999)

35) Harper Lee- To Kill A Mockingbird (1960)

36) William Golding- Lord of the Flies (1954)

37) John Knowles- A Separate Peace (1959)

38) S.E. Hinton- The Outsiders (1967)

39) Emma Goldman- Anarchism and Other Essays (1910), My Disillusionment in Russia (1923)

40) Alexander Berkman- Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism aka What Is Anarchism? (1929)

41) Bill Ayers- Fugitive Days (2001)

42) Anthony Burgess- A Clockwork Orange (1962)

43) Henry Rollins- Get In the Van: On the Road With Black Flag (1994)

44) Timothy Leary- Flashbacks (1983)

45) Carl Jung- Two Essays on Analytical Psychology (1966)

46) Sigmund Freud- The Ego and the Id (1923)

47) Friedrich Nietzsche- The Antichrist (1888)

48) Bobby Seale- Black Panthers Speak (1971)

49) Huey P. Newton- Black Panthers Speak (1971)

50) Eldridge Cleaver- Black Panthers Speak (1971)

51) Martin Luther King Jr- “Letter From Birmingham Jail” (1963)

52) Malcolm X- The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965),
Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements (1965)

53) Alex Haley- The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965),

54) Thomas Jefferson- “The Declaration of Independence” (1776)


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