I have a tendency to repeat the same patterns and expect different results. I heard somewhere – probably in a Sandra Bullock movie – that this tendency is the very definition of insanity. Thankfully, I’m not an alcoholic in need of detox but I am in serious need of a mental detox. A very smart woman told me, “you need to change your story.” Taking that advice to heart, I’ve asked people I love to suggest books they’ve read that changed them; books that rocked the very foundations of their world. With a nod to Douglas Adams, I chose the 42 that seemed the best fit for this project and plan to read them and chronicle my adventures here in this blog. As a lifelong lover of books, I can’t imagine how I could possibly reach the end of this project without feeling changed.