Books that influenced me

Sarah Green

Sarah Green is managing director of Dialogue, WPP's shopper marketing agency. She has been in the industry for more than 25 years – 12 of them at Dialogue. In 2010, she became managing director and integrated Dialogue with sister advertising agency Grey London.

1. The Bonfire of the Vanities
by Tom Wolfe, published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987

All about ambition, greed and class, this era-defining bestseller coincided with the start of my career. London may not have been as ruthless or had the cultural tensions of late 1980s New York, but the drive to succeed was palpable.