If you only read one book in your life, read The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Read the book that inspired and transformed him, the Noble Quran.
…it should probably be a good quality up-to-date encyclopedia.
If you only read one book in your life, you’ve made a mistake.
If you read only one book in your life, you too could be President!
As a kid, my answer was always ‘the dictionary’ because it has all the words in all the books in it.
I used to be pretty smart!
It should probably be The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli.
It can’t be just any book though:
I figure if you’d never read a book before you’d probably want to start in the “Early Readers” section.
But if you quit after one then you’d spend the rest of your life wondering what happened in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
I’m only two chapters in and I think Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson is a good one.
The Time is Money example is an interesting deep seated, societal, sad excuse for a plague of an existence.
Maybe you’ll be able to apply the theories in a more positive light?
A very fine choice indeed, soldier.
Found it in a thrift shop in Germany a couple of years ago, and you know I had to buy it.
If this were a pr0n site, I’d recommend the Kama Sutra.