About a year ago, we asked readers to help us compile a list of journalism-related books that would make for good reading during a difficult holiday season. Here’s what we said at the time:

The holidays are coming, but the news business isn’t feeling so merry. Times are hard for everyone, actually. And when the times get tough, the tough start reading.

Burying ourselves in a book or two feels like a particularly fine idea this season, as does giving good (and relatively inexpensive) books as gifts. But which books? Economics? History? Advice? Escapism?

Times are still tough, reading is still fun, and the question still stands. If you could recommend one book to a journalist this winter, what would you recommend—and why?

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