The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Question: What's the most influential book you read in college?

Try matching the person to the book.

1. Christopher Hitchens, columnist, Vanity Fair
2. Daniel Okrent, author, Great Fortune, and former NYT ombudsman
3. Bill Simmons, columnist,
4. Mark Cuban, owner, Dallas Mavericks
5. David Brooks, columnist, the New York Times
6. Mark Bowden, national correspondent, the Atlantic
7. Judd Apatow, writer-director, The 40-Year-Old Virgin

A. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
B. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
C. The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
D. Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver
E. Ball Four, Jim Bouton
F. Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
G. A Death in the Family, James Agee

Answers, and much more, can be found at the Slate.


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