Books Authors Read with David Sax


Editor’s Note: We’re pretty passionate about the topic of David Sax’s latest book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, where he dives into the truth about how humans shop, interact and think. It’s a blend of culture and psychology, serving up Sax’s observations and research about digital aspects of life and the real world around it. If you missed it, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with David here on the blog and learn about the inspiration behind the book.

We continue our “Books Authors Read” series with culture and business journalist David Sax. When we recently interviewed him, we took the opportunity to ask him about his favorite types of books and gave him a chance to spread a little book karma around for his fellow authors. Here are five books he enjoyed reading (some recently and some not so recently) and why. Thanks for sharing these with us, David!


Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler is a hilarious, biting, satirical epic about greed, family and identity in Montreal. Just reread it after decades.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (@TheWillFinnegan). Yeah, it won a Pulitzer, but more importantly, it got me back into surfing.

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle (@STurkle) is a classic of sociological research about the early effects of social networking and tech relationships, now so much more prevalent.  Essential.

Dust and Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting by Eilon Paz (@eilonpaz) is a giant coffee table book of record collecting porn. Vinyl lovers across the world.  Beautiful and so well done.


Brontorina written by James Howe, and illustrated by Randy Cecil, is a lovely little kids book about a brontosaurus who really wants to be a ballerina.


Honestly, since having kids, I’ve really come to love kids books and cannot get enough of them. Also, any Jewish contemporary fiction: Roth, Richler, Dara Horn, Chabon… I’m so typecast.

Meredith is Creative Director at Half Price Books Corporate. You can follow her on Twitter at @msquare21. David Sax is a journalist and writer from Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter at @saxdavid.

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  1. Pingback: Exclusive Interview with David Sax, author of The Revenge of Analog | The Half Price Blog

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