He named his five most important books for Newsweek. And addressed a couple of related issues:
A classic book that, upon revisiting, disappointed:Read about the books on Wroblewski's five most important list.
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I suppose because I grew up poor and can't get past a surface story about the aimless rich wasting their lives.
A book you hope parents will read to their kids:
"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins. He is one of the intellectual heroes of our age.