- The values, events, or ideas expressed in books directly influence their readers and society at large.
- The media reacts to what books say or depict and then its coverage spawns additional books and debates.
- They instruct us on how to behave and treat others.
- They reveal fantasies, preferences, desires, and insights into behaviors that can shape our interaction with others.
So, book buyers beware. The next book that you acquire may lead to a new relationship – or the sudden end to an existing one.