Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sheena Iyengar's six best books

Columbia University business professor Sheena Iyengar is the author of the The Art of Choosing, a new book examining the science of how human beings make choices. For The Week magazine, she named six books that have influenced her work.

One title on the list:
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Rushdie’s novel is a beautiful, astonishing meditation on freedom, destiny, and the role of the individual in creating history. What do we expect from freedom, and what do we get? Can one person’s choices affect the course of an entire nation? Rushdie makes these questions impossible to ignore.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue