Out of all of your favorite books, pick just one you'd recommend everyone read. As a bonus: why did you pick that one?
Don DeLillo's White Noise. It's a postmodern masterpiece that is intensely touching in the way that it comments on the human experience while discussing (and sometimes critiquing) America's reliance on the media and the supermarket, the modern family unit, and the constant threat of biological mishaps/warfare. Though the book was published in 1984, it remains a striking and somewhat prophetic read. It's, by far, one of the most multifaceted books I've ever read... One that touched me when I was at my lowest and consoled me by reminding me that my worries are not unique to me.