Cory Booker’s Book Recommendations

6 Books Recommended by Cory Booker

1. Just Mercy

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

“Takes you out of where you probably are and lets you look into a window of aspects of our society that are really important.” – Cory Booker (Source)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a 2014 book by Bryan Stevenson.

2. Begin Again

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

“I strongly recommend my friend’s book. Already high on the NYTimes best seller list.” – Cory Booker (Source)

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own is a 2020 book by Eddie Glaude.

3. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

“Benjamin Franklin didn’t mean to write his autobiography. He wanted to write a note to his family about what he’d learned in his experiments.” – Cory Booker (Source)

Also recommended by Charlie Munger

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is an unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790.

4. Living with a SEAL

Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

“If you are a workout guy, it reminds you of things you already know. That you can push your body and yourself far further than you think.” – Cory Booker (Source)

Also recommended by LeBron James

Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet is a 2015 book by Jesse Itzler.

5. The Story of My Experiments with Truth

An Autobiography: The story of My Experiments with Truth

“A profound read.” – Cory Booker (Source)

Also recommended by Tim Cook

An Autobiography: The story of My Experiments with Truth is an autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, first published in 1927.

6. Parting the Waters

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

“If you’re an American, it’s just an unbelievable story of our country.” – Cory Booker (Source)

Also recommended by Barack Obama

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963 is a 1988 book by Taylor Branch.


Books Written by Cory Booker

1. United

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good is a 2016 book by Cory Booker.

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