Claire Lehmann


Books and authors who have influenced me:


Social sciences

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined – Steven Pinker

The Righteous Mind – Jonathan Haidt

Is There Anything Good About Men – Roy Baumeister

The Mating Mind – Geoffrey Miller

Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All – Michael Shellenberger

Art and Culture

Vamps and Tramps – Camille Paglia

The Shock of the New – Robert Hughes

Civilisation: A Personal View – Kenneth Clark

From A to B and Back Again: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol – Andy Warhol


Business and Philosophy

From Zero to One – Peter Thiel

Atomic Habits – James Clear

The Courage to be Disliked – Ichiro Kishimi

The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch



The Custom of the Country – Edith Wharton

The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James

Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates

The Ice Storm – Rick Moody

Little Children – Tom Perrotta

The Human Stain – Philip Roth

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Thérèse Raquin – Emile Zola

Madame Bovary – Gustav Flaubert

Immortality – Milan Kundera

The Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq