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    Steven Pinker

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    Steven Pinker is an author, psychologist, linguist and professor in Harvard University’s Department of Psychology, as well as Bill Gates favorite writer. His ten books to date include "The Language Instinct," "How the Mind Works," "The Blank Slate," "The Stuff of Thought," "The Better Angels of Our Nature,” and "The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, as well as his latest tome, "Enlightenment Now," which The Guardian described as "a bold, wonderfully expansive and occasionally irate defense of scientific rationality and liberal humanism." Here he reflects on the books that mean the most to him, as well as the books that have influenced his own writing.

    Below are Steven Pinker's favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set. See the full list...

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    Amy Tan


    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Gabriel García Márquez

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    Meg Wolitzer


    To The Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

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    Liz Phair


    The Great Gatsby

    F.Scott Fitzgerald

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    Rachel Kushner


    Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

    Karen E Fields and Barbara J. Fields

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    Sharon Horgan

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    The Girl Who Ran

    Christina Yee and Frances Poletti

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    Nicole Holofcener


    The Rosy Crucifixion: Sexus

    Henry Miller

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    Curtis Sittenfeld


    The Progress of Love

    Alice Munro

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    Mary Gordon

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    Diary of a Country Priest

    Georges Bernanos

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    Van Jones


    Understanding Trump

    Newt Gingrich

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