Reading The Marmara Contract, by Alan Gold. He's been in law school, so he hasn't had much time to read lately, but did recommend a couple books for me to read--Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin, which is about an autistic woman who was able to design slaughter houses and other livestock related devices because she was able to think like a cow, and The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty.

He laughed at my "favorite book" question, but "for the hell of it" named off The Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole and Peter the Great, by Robert K. Massie.