Peter Respondek Respondek من عند Bhadwa, Rajasthan 341501، الهند
My first favorite book, my first favorite author. Paul Zindel wrote about young adults for young adults without the condescending air of an adult who knows better. The Pigman is easily one of the most impacting stories of basic human kindess.
This isn't the type of book that I make time for very often (read: non-fiction). But Rebecca Mead had an excerpt of it in the New Yorker and it was fascinating. And, well, reinforces my revulsion at everything surrounding typical wedding crap.