James Mustich (pronounced "Mustik") is the author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, a comprehensive list of fiction and non-fiction books. Jim has worked in the book industry for decades and in this episode we discuss his 14-year effort to write the book, why reading is such a valuable use of your time, and a few books Jim recommends for business people, leaders, and those interested in developing a deeper meaning in their lives and work.
You can visit www.1000bookstoread.com to vote on the list and add your own suggestions.
Jim founded the mail-order book catalog A Common Reader: Books for Readers with Imagination in 1986. Upon its discontinuation in 2006, he went to work for Barnes & Noble where he was the founding editor of the online literary journal the Barnes and Noble Review in 2007.
In 2017 he became the founding executive producer of the Barnes & Noble Podcast.