Best Books I read in 1986

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

1984, by Orwell, Georgeflat,550x550,075,f.u1

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.



About Dom Nozzi

Urban designer, Complete Streets instructor, smart growth specialist, town planner, walkable & bikeable streets & trails specialist, writer, editor, speaker, world adventurer, skier, kayaker, SCUBA diver, bicyclist, hiker, dancer, book reader, urbanist. Make my own beer, wine, pasta, bread. Live by the motto that it is the things we do NOT do that we later regret. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.
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