Being a writer first requires being a reader. Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at The New Yorker, believes that his ability to write on a range of subjects is grounded in his curiosity. After consuming the literary offerings on a topic, he writes to process and organize his emotions. Gopnik credits Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as the book that has most influenced his work. He remains inspired by Mark Twain’s use of humor to teach a lesson on how adhering to our own set of morals can help us change the world.