First a question, men out there: do you put on a sport's coat to go to the dentist if you are not going to work before or after your visit?
Laurie Colwin's HAPPY ALL THE TIME is one of those books you force on other people. She also wrote some great books about cooking and several other novels. When she died suddenly of a heart attack at an early age (48) , it made the book seem even more special.
What book means a lot to you? Not necessarily the best book you ever read, but the one that spoke to you long ago and still does.