A Story We Missed

New books have a few months to make a splash in the marketplace before they’re nudged aside to make room on the shelf for newest bestseller. I’m open to purchasing books from anywhere ranging from big retail stores to online websites—even from thrift stores. In fact, some bestsellers show up there right beside the relatively unknown novels. Although I don’t read many memoirs, I discovered one of the most riveting memoirs in a second-hand store. See if you’re familiar with it:


This book catapulted me into a world I had always wondered about. I bet it will take you there too, because that’s what good books do. If you find an older book, give it a chance, it might be one of the best books you’ll ever read. Which one of your favorite books published months or years ago would you recommend to readers today?