A Life In Books: James Patterson

Few writers are as prolific as thriller-churner-outer James Patterson—but even fewer have appeared on "The Simpsons." With six titles coming out this year (including the third in a young-adult series), he found time to share his own most dog-eared books.

A Certified Important Book you haven't read: OK, you got me—I've never read "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret."

The book you care most about having your children read: "Maximum Ride." I want young Jack to know what his dad does at the office, and, hopefully, to be proud.