I actually read The Stranger in the Woods last year! It took me an afternoon to read because it's pretty short but it's still enjoyable. I like to imagine myself being able to go twenty-seven years speaking not a word to anybody but I'd probably go crazy after about a year... If you look at pictures of Chris Knight he looks like he is high on the autism spectrum (physiognomy doesn't lie) so this could be the reason why he was able to do what he did. And his case in particular is interesting because he didn't exactly shun technology/modern living like Christopher McCandless (from Into the Wild) did. If I remember correctly, Knight somehow had a television up and running in his den and regularly ate junk food. So he was basically the ultimate NEET. It's kind of sad though that he was forced to reenter society.Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl. Published 1946
One of the best book I ever read. Austrian psychiatrist describing his experience from Auschwitz as a prisoner, what impact on the human mind it has, and how to find meaning in life despite earth's dark valleys.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
True story about a man who lived alone 27 years alone in the woods in Maine.
Probably not a widely known book but I liked it. Must read for everyone who sometimes dreams about living alone in nature as I do.