40 Books to Read Before Turning 40

The manual for making your first four decades the most joyful, wise and stress-free of your life.
Bird  by Bird by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird

239 pages; Anchor
Anne Lamott seems immediately like your new best friend—funny, sunny, spiritual. This book can teach you how to write wonderfully, though its lessons are as much about life as they are about writing.
— Diane Sawyer