The Poetry of Statistics
I have to recruit my students among aspiring English Literature majors, most of whom just cannot see the poetry of statistics. But then, some of them cannot see the poetry of poetry, either.
PS: Don’t jump, Helen, and I say this out of selfishness (I want to read those five books you’re trying to finish this year).
PPS: Oh, but Inference for R is evil. Why take a great piece of open source software and shackle it to MS Office? LaTeX with Sweave rules!