Re: Great books for young people?

Lee March (
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 11:38:26 -0500

Terry Donaghe wrote:
> The best generic type book I can think of to give a 16yo (male or
> female, interested or not in science, etc.) would be Harry Browne's
> "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World." If I had read this book
> when I was 16, I think my life would have been a lot different.
> Browne talks about the importance of being an individual and how
> selfishness is not a bad thing. Any kid that reads this, and
> understands what Browne is saying won't have much problem with peer
> pressure and will begin to see that government is not a good thing.
> Browne says very little that is blatantly anti-religious, but he
> stresses over and over that we should each believe in ourselves,
> rather than blindly following dogma.
> When my son turns 14 or 15, I'll give him a copy of it.

What a wonderful suggestion. I read this book 10 or 12 years ago when I was in my late 20's and it was a life changer for me. I cannot believe that I didn't think of it when looking for gifts for my nephews and neices this christmas. Well, I guess they will all get a late gift if I can round up enough copies.

Thanks for the jog to my memory.