(and heavily edited to remove the worst of my guffaws---yes, that's how much fun they are)
Tomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein,
authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...
Some of the books they recommended: Scott Spencer's Endless Love and Men In Black, Russell Banks' Continental Drift, and Tom and Dan's Macho Meditations (Oh go buy a copy. Make them feel better.) And don't forget to stock up on War and Peace.
And, as a goofy bonus: the Fifty Best Movie Robots (according to other people, not me).