Persepolis- Marjane Satrapi

A historic yet personally poignant depiction of a child growing up in the throes of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. 

Slouching Towards Bethlehem- Joan Didion

The book that made me want to become a journalist: the collection of essays to end all essays. Non-fiction tales of California, revolution, artists, crime, and hallucinogens. 

The Feminine Mystique- Betty Friedan

With acknowledgment of the non-intersectional tendencies of Betty Friedan, this book created an entire generation of revolutionaries and continues to inspire women to question their place in American society and not fall into the pattern of subservience emphasized by media and history.

On the Road- Jack Kerouac

A novel that is equal parts nomadic and poetic inspiration, inspiring artists and adventurers alike in hopes of finding retrospection comparable to Kerouac. 

Nasty Galaxy- Sophia Amoruso

Bound in the most beautiful baby pink linen cover, Sophia Amoruso provides you with a glimpse into her glamorous and equally motivating life, all with an unbelievably gratifying foreword by icon Courtney Love.

Emily Blake