Originally Posted by mr_baseball_08
It's true, there are. Which is why you should read Bill O'Reilly's Culture Warrior.
I'm sorry, but shouldn't an author actually read some books before he writes one? Regardless of one's politics, there is absolutely no denying that Bill's writing style and knowledge of his topic is precarious at the very best.
Surprised nobody has mentioned On the Road yet. That book is tailor made for any 15-18 year old who is trying to come to terms with reality. It certanly helped me see the beauty of all existence, and help inspire me to seek more out of life. Another book which has a similar affect was 'The Stanger' by Albert Camus. A great short little book about existence and man;s place in the world.
Another cliche is Vonnegut. Taken as a whole, his philosophy is pretty much dead on with how i see the world. And funny too!
Finally, for non-ficiton, its hard to beat Howard Zinn's A Peoples History of the United States. A great book to blow you away and reveal some of the lesser known details about America's past. A fairly flawed book overall, but, along with Manufacturing Consent, a great starting point.