Here’s a couple of books that I would recommend…

  • The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everday Genius by Mary-Elaine Jacobosen, Psy.D. – I’m about a third of the way into this book but thus far I love it. I feel like it has helped me to understand myself better (along with a lot of folks that I care about). The general premise of the book is that there is a sizable portion fo the population (she estimates 20 million) who have extraordinary potential but often are not living that potential out because they have been (and still are being) forced to act in a way that is not conducive to their own way of being, to such an extent that such folks begin to believe that their unique gifts and personality traits are in fact flaws in who they are. The good news is that we don’t have to stay that way but can be liberated into living the “revolutionary lives” that we are called to live.
  • Peanuts: The Art of Charles Schulz, edited by Chip Kidd, with an introduction by Jean Scholz – a wonderful, wonderful look at all things Peanuts. What I love about the book is that it details the evolution of the comic and how Schulz developed and changed his characters over time.Growing up I always identified with Charlie Brown. Partly it was because I had (and still have) a big forehead like he does, but mostly because I never felt like I fit in very well but wanted to.