Supergods by Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison as a Renaissance man who is probably best known to most audiences as a comic book author. In our family, it's pretty safe to say that he's best known for his work on Batman.
Supergods is part history of comics from 1939 to the present, and part autobiography. It's a great read for any one of us interested in either of those topics, but Supergods is most notable for it's exploration of WHY we connect so much with superheroes and the books and movies they inhabit. Those of us who take comics and superheros seriously will be thrilled to have such an eloquent treatise on our side, and will wish those who mock us would be able to read it with an open mind.