― There seems to be a trend in books trying to explain philosophical thoughts to the layperson. I missed out on reading Robert Rowland Smith's popular, Breakfast with Socrates, but I did spend a few days with my nose in Driving with Plato. ∙ This book stands on its own. It's easy to read and quick to digest. The chapters, separated into life's milestones (walking, first step, retirement.. etc.) are quite short and formulaic. Every chapters opens with the author explaining why this certain [...].