The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel: Such a great read. I’m always partial to story about individuals who go against the grain of day-to-day society, and have it within them to seek out the life which works for them. The story of Christopher Knight is no different. What was most interesting about this book is the references made by the author, and Knight himself, to other “hermits” who have selected to live lives of solitude, and the literature they have composed which highlight all of the benefits and reasons for doing so. I picked this up on recommendation from a friend and I’d encourage others to read it as well.