Books Recommended by Maria Popova
The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Source: "[The author's] magnificent memoir of the writing life, at once disarmingly personal and brimming with widely resonant wisdom on the most universal challenges and joys of writing." - Maria Popova
On science, necessity, and the love of God
Source: "You will find yourself at once infinitely gladdened by [the author]'s enduring ideas and infinitely saddened by the self-fulfilling prophecy embedded in this particular one." - Maria Popova
The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
Take a Whiff of That
Source: "Lovely, and profound, and challenge our existing ideas about sensory experience." - Maria Popova
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