In 1991, an author working on a book about “what people read” reached out to beloved American TV personality Fred Rogers. Following his own adages on the importance of spreading kindness and helping others, Mr. Rogers responded with a type-written list of ten books that had most influenced his life and work – noting the one book he considered the very best to be the Bible:
Childhood and Society by Erik Erikson
The Writings of Henri J.M. Nouwen
The Angry Book by T.I. Rubin, M.D.
The Works of William Shakespeare
(via The Neighborhood Archive)