I felt so intertwined with it that I had no identity except the girl at the piano. And I didn't respect it anymore, mainly because I wanted this piano to make me worth something. I wanted it to bring me friends and recognition... I was really using it the way you would use your last name or who your father was - or whatever you use to feel powerful. - Tori Amos
The Autobiography of Malcolm X...a must-read! Opened my eyes to the life and mind of a great leader.
Tennessee Williams sister went to Cherokee Country Club (yes, that Cherokee Country Club) one night and something happened that turned her into a recluse...the inspiration for Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Isn't that cool!...well not cool that something happened to his sister, but that his book relates to Knoxville.
Faulkner masters stream of consciousness literature in a way that allows the reader to get inside the heads of his characters and know their thoughts, emotions, and memories. It's like piecing together a puzzle of human consciousness to see the present more clearly. Fantastic.