Originally Posted by Piobaire
I recommend King Lear. A very good lesson to learn about what happens when you turn your entire life over to others, no matter how close those others are to you.
I would recommend either a novel by Camus, like The Stranger, or some essays, like The Myth of Sisyphus.
Paradise Lost, Milton.
One collection or another of Russell's essays of social critiques.
Rand, Atlas Shrugged, as a good example of, "Close,...