Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form - Anna Anthropy Most people cite this book as an inspiration to "go out and make games". However this quick read is a lot more than that. It's both inspiring and a guide on where to start, how to start and what things you can use to make a game.

The only drawbacks I can really find is that it sometimes gets disjointed in flow of information. Sometimes it seems the topic will change completely mid subject.

Overall it's a nice book to read if your interested in game development and design.