Saturday, February 16, 2013

John Wood's 6 favorite books

John Wood worked for Microsoft for nine years, helping expand the company’s international profile. He resigned at thirty-five and founded Room to Read, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s top nonprofit organizations. He documented his decision and the creation of Room to Read in his memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. His new book is Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy.

One of Wood's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones

How do you write a biography of an artist who isn't there, or perhaps is hiding in plain sight? Ellsworth-Jones brings the chimera to life, and I've never again thought about street art in the same way.
Read about another book on Wood's list.

--Marshal Zeringue