[PW] Reading recommendations for a 19yr old

Claire clairefromclare at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 07:04:21 PDT 2018


If he's willing to do non-fiction, why not Ron Chernow's *Hamilton*?
Self-made man plus cultural phenomenon.  Your friend may find herself
shelling out serious money for theater tickets.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 8:54 AM, Jeffrey Pike <jpike at gpl.org> wrote:

> "Trustee from the Toolroom" - Nevil Shute.
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> From: Project-wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.
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> Subject: [PW] Reading recommendations for a 19yr old
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> Hello Wombats
>
> I have a friend who has asked me for book recommendations for her 19 year
> old son - here is her description
>
>  Looking for books about good role models, people who were smart and
> figured things out and did the work and became a success (the son is
> already an entrepreneur) - no emotionally distraught stuff.  He liked News
> of the World (because the Old man was calm and just got the job done) and
> Andre Agassi's autobiography.  He doesn't want to read about histrionics,
> self-doubt or whining.
>
> So I think feel good, little guy makes big stories - any suggestions?  I
> have no idea where to begin since I pretty much just read mysteries!
>
> Thanks for any help
>
> Stacey
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