By Dom Nozzi
The following books are the best books I read in my first year as a town planner for Gainesville, Florida. They are books that influenced how I see the world, and many are the books I most refer back to in conversations with others.
For some of these books, I now realize that I have matured or otherwise moved to a place in conflict with the propositions put forth in the book. However, even these books undoubtedly shaped my thinking in certain, durable ways. And they certainly inspired me, through the sheer intellectual enjoyment of reading them at the time, to read voraciously in a never-ending search for further epiphanies.
The New Male-Female Relationship, by Goldberg, Herb
Pulling Your Own Strings, by Dyer, Wayne
The Sexual Revolution, by Reich, Wilhelm
Pornography and the Law, by Kronhausen, Eberhard & Phyllis
Is Marriage Necessary? By Casler, Lawrence
The 49% Majority: Male Sex Role, by David, Deborah & Branno
Your Inner Child of the Past, by Missildine, W. Hugh
A Nation of Strangers, by Packard, Vance
Marihuana Reconsidered, by Grinspoon, Lester
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, by Hoffman, Abbie
Beyond Freedom and Dignity, by Skinner, B.F.
Man for Himself, by Fromm, Erich
Marijuana: The New Prohibition, by Kaplan, John
The Crime of Punishment, by Menninger, Karl
The Waste Makers, by Packard, Vance
The Psychology of Nonviolence, by Pelton, Leroy
On Human Nature, by Wilson, Edward O.