N o t e t o S e l f: T h e Discipline of Preaching to Yourself--by Joe Thorn. Many of us rely solely on others to preach to us and are not benefitting from the kind of preaching that should be more consistent and personal--preaching to ourselves.
"Blankets": 582(!) pages and you won't put it down. A very personal, confessional tale about growing up in a fundamentalist Christian family and being conflicted about love, religion, and past regrets -- drawn in an almost cinematic style, all black & white. I have never met anyone who read this book and was not taken with it.