Ten Books That Changed My Life

Your mileage may vary

Patrick Metzger
7 min readSep 14, 2023

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Recently I’ve thought that my writing on Medium has seen far too few narcissistic self-indulgent listicles. This piece aims to remedy that shortfall.

Below are some books I first read between my early teens and mid-twenties which affected my worldview or my philosophy or the way I string a sentence together. I’ve included a pertinent quote from each…

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Patrick Metzger

Dilettante, smartass, apocalypticist. ***See “Lists” for stories by genre.***