Godel, Escher, and Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Sounding Smart (without being smart)
You shouldn’t even pretend to have read this book. If you ever run into anyone who claims they have, grab them firmly by the elbow and eagerly exclaim “Oh good! Then you can explain to me how a tangled hierarchy is an example of the central dogma of typogenetics.” I promise no matter how tightly you’re holding them, they will break away and slink quickly toward the door.