Thirteen Things You Should Read Before You Die:
  1. 1984 (Cause then you'll know who Big Brother is)
  2. We (Cause everyone and their mom has read 1984 but probably not this one)
  3. Adventures of Huck Finn (Cause Mark Twain is a freaking genius)
  4. The Iliad and the Odyssey (Know your roots)
  5. Catcher In The Rye (But only before you hit 18)
  6. Into the Wild (Once again, only before you're 18, although when you're older you'll only just stop shaving for a while)
  7. At least one Orwell Essay or Short Story (trust me)
  8. Any "A Very Short Introduction To...." (condensed knowledge for the intellectual on the go)
  9. Anything written by a non-American author
  10. Any book written by a comedic liberal
  11. Any book written by a conservative to counter the one before
  12. Any amateur magazine, story, or blog
  13. The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence (no explanation needed)