By Václav Havel
Of all of Havel's books, I particularly like Letters to Olga, because in addition to covering a lot of his philosophical ideas, it shows what it was like to be in jail—and that there were moments when he wasn't very heroic. I've since gotten to know Havel well. We are about the same age, and I wondered, 'What if I had stayed in Czechoslovakia? Would I have been arrested? What would I have been like in jail?' Those are the kind of questions that went through my mind reading this book.