What's On Ellen Pompeo's Bookshelf?
Learning about the way people process information and their emotions is hugely helpful to my work. Antonio Damasio's The Feeling of What Happens, for instance, is very thought-provoking for an actor. He writes about the levels of consciousness and how the brain works, exploring where a particular feeling comes from, how it might be generated, and what memories are playing into how you feel about certain images.
I'm drawn to this type of stuff—for both my acting and my life.