Critical Acclaim

The Book
of Questions


Engineering the
Human Germline


The Book of Questions series, which consists of four eclectic collections of provocative situational dilemmas, has sold more than four million copies and been translated into 18 languages. The original Book of Questions was on the New York Times Bestseller’s list for 32 weeks. An innovator and pioneer in this genre, his Book of Questions spawned a cottage industry of “question books.”

The Book of Questions, 1987 - This #1 New York Times Bestseller has sold 2.5 million copies, gone through 67 printings, and been translated into 19 languages. The book poses 215 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves. All of the questions are about us: our values, our beliefs, our dreams, our nightmares. The Book of Questions broke new ground by challenging readers without offering a single opinion of its own. This influential little book spawned a cottage industry of imitators that now constitutes a popular new nonfiction genre: the question book.

The Book of Questions, 2013 - A revised version of the original bestseller is in press and will be released in the fall. The new edition has more than 100 new questions that raise challenging issues involving dramatic recent advances in biotech, computers, and social media. The fundamental challenges and ethical dilemmas of being human remain the same in the familiar landscape of love, mortality, money, faith and desire and the interplay of our strivings and limitations, our hopes and our fears, but the contexts of these and the ways they manifest themselves have shifted in many interesting ways.