As chosen by none other than Brain Pickings’ Marina Popova, this book list features everything from prose and poetry to politics and physics, with writers including Betty Friedan, Aristotle and Maya Angelou.

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A selection of thirty-three books to sustain modern civilization and the human spirit — books at the intersection of introspection and outrospection, art and science, self and society. Reading more: Brain Pickings.