Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story Author:Richard Bach Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. First published in 1970 as "Jonathan Livingston Seagull ? a story", it became a favorite throughout the United States. By the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, Reader... more »'s Digest had published a condensed version, and the book reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list where it remained for 38 weeks.« less
Fascinating book, definitely a classic. This book uses a seagull to tell us a story about the meaning of life. Jonathan Livingston seagull's efforts to reach perfection in his flying give his life purpose beyond just eating and fighting to exist.