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If you could walk to your bookshelves and remove one book (annotations and all) that best describes who you are, what book would it be?

Asked by Jude (32098points) March 24th, 2009
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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

It would be “The Kukotsky Case” by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

J0E's avatar

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes – Bill Watterson

I’m not big on that whole reading thing ;)

tiffyandthewall's avatar

the realm of possibility – david levithan

i think!

crisw's avatar

The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan. The combination of logical rigor and compassion is apt for me, I think.

babiturtle36's avatar

“Woman on Top” by uhmmm, I don’t remember right now

arnbev959's avatar

Walden and other writings by Thoreau. Normally I wouldn’t be able to answer a question like this, simply because it would be too difficult. But “annotations and all” makes it much easier. I don’t normally annotate books as I read them, but I have a copy of Walden that’s filled with my notes and thoughts. I’ve almost written my own book in the margins.

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Because the main character/narrator nails my inner monologue and attitudes. It’s uncanny.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

The Prankster’s Ultimate Handbook by Erik L. Buckman describes my sense of humor. No book encompasses all descriptions of me, because I haven’t found that book yet. It would be hard even if you asked for five books.

psyla's avatar

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu.

augustlan's avatar

Great question, jmah! Really hard, too. I guess I’d have to fall back on my standard response and say To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is a fine person to model one’s standards on.

adreamofautumn's avatar

I’d be torn between “Catcher in the Rye” by Salinger and “On the Road” by Kerouac.

psyla's avatar

I change my mind. I’d grab Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@psyla, I love that book. Almost makes me wish I was a redhead.

augustlan's avatar

I’m a redhead…

shadling21's avatar

Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier. I think.

timeand_distance's avatar

Wasted by Marya Hornbacher.

sdeutsch's avatar

A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle – the combination of logic and science mixed with fantasy and a little spirituality is totally me.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I hate to say this but it would be Girl Interrupted! I have certain “mental health issues” that make other people think I’m a little crazy but I know that I’m not crazy enough to give up just yet.

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