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a reading list


I've known people who read a book every day. It's said that Teddy Roosevelt read several a day, and that Thomas Jefferson and Ernest Hemingway died with thousands of books in their personal collections.

Here's a partial list of the books I've read. It comes out to about one per month. I've included e-books, audiobooks, and one or two lengthy blogs, but not articles or short blogs. I've also excluded books assigned to me for formal academic coursework, because most of them read as if they were designed to deaden rather than enliven the mind and the imagination.

ARTS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

The Beatles, The Beatles Anthology, 2000
Tommy Chong, The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint, 2006
David Crosby, Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby, 1988
John Glatt, Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends, 2015
Bill Graham & Robert Greenfield, Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out, 1992
Ross King, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism, 2006
Diane Keaton, Then Again, 2011
Cyndi Lauper, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, 2012
Donovan Leitch, The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man, 2005
Maya Lin, Boundaries, 2000
John Lithgow, Drama: An Actor's Education, 2011
Dorian Lynskey, 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of the Protest Song from Billy Holliday to Green Day, 2011
Dave Marsh, Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock'n'Roll song, 1992
Graham Nash, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, 2013
Georgia O'Keeffe, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1976
Keith Richards with James Fox, Life, 2010
Patti Smith, Just Kids, 2010
Susan Sontag, On Photography, 1977
Brandon Tartikoff with Charles Leerhsen, The Last Great Ride, 1992
Pete Townsend, Who I Am: A Memoir, 2012
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), 1977
Steven Watson, Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties, 2002
Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream, 2012
Adam Zamoyski, Paderewski: A Biography of the Great Polish Pianist and Statesman, 1982

AUTISTIC SPECTRUM

Judy Barron & Sean Barron, There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism, 1992
Simon Baron-Cohen, Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts, 2008
Shirley Cohen, Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children with Autism and Related Disorders, 1998
MP Everard, An Approach to Teaching Autistic People, 1976
Echo R Fling, Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger's Syndrome, 2000
Uta Frith, Autism: Explaining the Enigma, 1989
Temple Grandin, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, 1986
Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism, 1995
Valerie Paradiz, Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, 2002
Patricia Romanowski Bashe & Barbara L Kirby, The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration, 2000
Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars, 1995
Steve Silberman, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, 2015
Liane Holliday Willey, Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome, 1999
Donna Williams, Nobody, Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic, 1992

BUSINESS

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry's Double Dip: Lead with Your Values and Make Money, Too, 1997
Marilyn Moats Kennedy, Office Politics: Seizing Power, Wielding Clout, 1980
Mary Wells Lawrence, A Big Life in Advertising, 2002
Karen Salmonsohn, How to Succeed in Business Without a Penis: Secrets and Strategies for the Working Woman, 1996
Ted Turner, Call Me Ted: My Life, My Way, 2008

CONSCIOUSNESS & RELIGION

Baba Ram Dass (Richard Alpert), Be Here Now, 1971
Ram Dass, Conscious Aging: On the Nature of Change and Facing Death, 1991
Robert Forte, Timothy Leary: Outside Looking In: Appreciations, Castigations, and Reminiscences, 1999
Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception, 1954
Timothy Leary, The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, 1964
Psychedelic Prayers and Other Meditations, 1966
Mother Teresa, A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations, 1980
Fu Xi, I Ching (Book of Changes), 3rd to 2nd millenium BC

CULTS, MIND CONTROL & TOTALITARIAN SYSTEMS

Jon Atack, A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology and L Ron Hubbard Exposed, 1990
Susan Atkins with Bob Slosser, Child of Satan, Child of God, 1977
Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry, Helter Skelter: the True Story of the Manson Murders, 1974
Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt, 1956
Mary Alice Chrnalogar, Twisted Scriptures: Breaking Free from Abusive Churches, 1997
Flo Conway & Jim Siegelman, Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change, 1995
Paulette Cooper, The Scandal of Scientology, 1971
Chris Edwards, Crazy For God: The Nightmare of Cult Life, 1979
Josh Freed, Moonwebs: Journey into the Mind of a Cult, 1981
Steve Hassan, Combatting Cult Mind Control, 1988
Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves, 2000
Patricia Hearst with Alvin Moscow, Patty Hearst: Her Own Story (formerly Every Secret Thing), 1981
Erica Heftmann, Dark Side of the Moonies, 1983
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, 1951
Ruth Gordon, Children of Darkness, 1988
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Visions of Glory: A History and a Memory of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1978
Steve Kemperman, Lord of the Second Advent, 1981
Rachel Martin with Bonnie Palmer Young, Escape: The True Story of a Young Woman Caught in the Clutches of a Religious Cult, 1979
Gita Mehta, Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East, 1979
Joost Meerloo, The Rape of the Mind: the Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing, 1956
Jeannie Mills, Six Years with God: Life Inside Reverend Jim Jones's Peoples Temple, 1979
Ted Patrick with Tom Dulack, Let Our Children Go!, 1976
Michael A Persinger, Normand J Carrey & Lynn A Suess, TM and Cult Mania, 1980
Frederick J Simonelli, American Fuehrer: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party, 1999
Barbara Underwood & Betty Underwood, Hostage to Heaven: Four Years in the Unification Church by an Ex-Moonie and the Mother Who Fought to Free Her, 1979
Allen Tate Wood with Jack Vitek, Moonstruck: A Memoir of My Life in a Cult, 1979
Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, 2013

ECONOMICS & PERSONAL FINANCE

Andrew K Courey, Early Bird Gets The Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide To Everything About Bitcoin, 2018
Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence, 1992
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, 2005
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, 2001
John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash of 1929, 1954
Burton G Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, 1996

EDUCATION

Richard L Gaines, The Finest Education Money Can Buy, 1972
Walter Kirn, Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever, 2009
Susan Lipkins, Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers, and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment, and Humiliation, 2006
Theodore R Sizer, Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School, 1984

ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Catalog, 1968 to 1972
Susan Casey, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean, 2010
Lois Gibbs, Love Canal: My Story, 1982
Richard Heinberg, Peak Everything: Waking up to the Century of Declines, 2007
Julia Butterfly Hill, The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods, 2000
Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, 2014
James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century, 2005
Reginald Laubin & Gladys Laubin, The Indian Tipi: Its History, Construction, and Use, 1957

ESSAYS

Jennifer Stone, Stone's Throw: Selected Essays, 1988

FEMINISM

Anne Fausto-Sterling, Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men, 1992
Sally G McMillan, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement, 2008
Naomi Wolf, Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, 1997

FICTION

Erica Jong, Fear of Flying, 1973
George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945
Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949

GASTRONOMY

Ted Merwin, Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli, 2015

HARE KRISHNA CULT

Hayagriva Dasa (Howard Wheeler), The Hare Krishna Explosion: The Birth of Krishna Consciousness in America, 1966-1969, 1985
Steven J Gelberg (Subhananda dasa), Oh, The Things I Learned: Lessons from Seventeen Years in the Hare Krishnas (surrealist.org), 2010
Mukunda Goswami (Michael Grant) with Mandira Dasi, Miracle on Second Avenue: Hare Krishna arrives in New York, San Francisco, and London, 1966-1969, 2011
John Hubner & Lindsey Gruson, Monkey on a Stick: Murder, Madness and the Hare Krishnas, 1988
Bhakta Jim, The Life and Times of Bhakta Jim: As Told by Himself, with Elaborate Purports, 2012
Judy Koslovsky (Jadurani/Syamarani), theartofspirituallife.com, 2001-2002
Nori J Muster (Nandini dasi), Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement, 1997
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami (Steven Gaurino), Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta, 1980
Steven J Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa), Swamiji: An Early Disciple, Brahmananda Dasa, Remembers His Guru, 2014
Umapati Swami (Wallace E Scheffey), My Days with Prabhupada: A Young Man's Path to God in the Hare Krishna Movement, 2015

HISTORY

9/11 Commission Report, 2004
Mark Baker, Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There, 1981
Patricia Bellis Bixel & Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Galveston and the 1900 Storm: Catastrophe and Catalyst, 2000
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, 1971
David Carter, Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution, 2004
Iris Chang, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, 1997
Bernard Edelman, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, 1986
John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash, 1929, 1954
John Hersey, Hiroshima, 1946
Mark Kurlanski, 1968: The Year That Rocked The World, 2004
Erik Larson, Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, 2011
Matthew Lasar, Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network, 1999
Mass Shootings at Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007: Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007
David McCullough, The Johnstown Flood, 1968
John G Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks, 1932
Laura Palmer, Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Memorial, 1987
Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Report of the Office of the Child Advocate, 2014
Gary Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America, 2006
Simon Winchester, A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906, 2005

HOLOCAUST

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, 1952
Samuel Pisar, Of Blood and Hope, 1980
Elie Weisel, Night, 1956
David S Wyman, The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945, 1984

HUMAN HEALTH & SEXUALITY

Barbara Keesling, Sexual Healing: How Good Loving is Good for You — and Your Relationship, 2006
Michael Korda, Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer, 1996
Thomas Maier & Dorie Barton, Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love, 2009
Sakurazawa Nyoiti (George Ohsawa), You Are All Sankapu — Macrobiotics, The Astonishing Oriental Plan for Total Health, translation by William Dufty, 1969
Justin F Stone, T'ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement, 1996

HUMOR

Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns 40, 1995
Art Buchwald, The Buchwald Stops Here, 1979
Al Franken, Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations, 1996
Nancy McPhee, The Book of Insults, Ancient & Modern: an Amiable History of Insult, Invective, Imprecation & Incivility, 1978
Sarah Vowell, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, 2002

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

I Have a Dream: The Quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr, 1968
The Strength to Love, 1963
The Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr, edited by Alex Ayres, 1995
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967

ANNE LAMOTT

Operating Instructions: A Journal of my Son's First Year, 1993
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, 2005
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, 2014
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, 2013
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, 1999
Word by Word, 2004

ROBERT JAY LIFTON

Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence and the New Global Terrorism, 1999
The Future of Immortality and Other Essays for a Nuclear Age, 1987
(with Greg Mitchell) Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial, 1995
The Life of the Self: Toward a New Psychology, 1976
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, 1986
The Protean Self: Human Resilience in an Age of Fragmentation, 1993
Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China, 1961
Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir, 2011

MATHEMATICS

Amir D Aczel, Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers, 2015
The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity, 2000
Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World, 2014
Petr Beckmann, A History of Pi, 1970
Keith Devlin, The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time, 2002
Robert Kanigel, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan, 1991
George Gamow, One Two Three … Infinity: Facts & Speculations of Science, 1947, revised 1961
Benoit B Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature, 1982
Eli Maor, e: The Story of a Number, 1994
The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History, 2007
Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, 2008
Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, 1998
Allen Paulos, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, 1995
Jason Rosenhouse, The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brain Teaser, 2009
Karl Sabbagh, The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics, 2003
Bruce Schechter, My Brain Is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdős, 1998
Simon Singh, Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, 1998
Ian Stewart, Visions of Infinity: the Great Mathematical Problems, 2013

MEDICINE

Louise Aronson, A History of the Present Illness: Stories, 2013
Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Inoculation, 2014
Steven Johnson, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, 2006
John Kelly, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, 2005
Gina Kolata, Flu: The Story of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It, 1999
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, On Death and Dying: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, 1969
Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, 2008

MEMOIRS, DIARIES & BIOGRAPHIES

Isabel Allende, Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses, 1998
My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile, 2003
Paula, 1994
The Sum of Our Days, 2008
Rachel Doležal, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, 2017
Woody Guthrie, Bound For Glory, 1943
H Paul Jeffers, Diamond Jim Brady: Prince of the Gilded Age, 2001
Mother Jones, The Autobiography of Mother Jones, 1925
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted, 1993
William M Kunstler, My Life as a Radical Lawyer, 1994
Heather Mills McCartney with Pamela Cockerill, A Single Step, 2002
Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life, 2011
Jiri Mucha, Living and Partly Living, 1967
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1969
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977, 1998
Gerald Rosen, Cold Eye, Warm Heart: A Novelist's Search for Meaning, 2009
Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Life in the Woods, 1854
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle: A Memoir, 2005

POLITICS, PUBLIC POLICY & SOCIAL COMMENTARY

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, 2012
Flo Conway & Jim Siegelman, Holy Terror: The Fundamentalist War on America's Freedoms in Religion, Politics, and Our Private Lives, 1982
Mohandas K Gandhi, True Patriotism: Some Sayings of Mahatma Gandhi, 1939
Al Gore, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, 2013
Tim Huddleston, Slaves of Berkekey: The Shocking Story of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013
Randall Kennedy, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, 2002
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, 2009
Bandy Lee, editor, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, 2017
Wen Ho Lee, My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy, 2002
Michael Parenti, Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader, 2007
Kevin Phillips, American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, 2006
Katha Pollitt, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, 2014
T R Reid, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, 2009
Arundhati Roy, An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, 2004
Power Politics, 2001
War Talk, 2003
Danielle Steele, A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless, 2012
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova [Nadya Tolokno] & Slavoj Žižek, Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadia and Slavoj, 2014
Bonnie Tsui, American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods, 2009

REFERENCE

Bartlett's Quotations

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTING

Kai Bird, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer, 2005
John Brockman, editor, This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories that Are Blocking Progress, 2015
George Dyson, Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, 2012
Richard Feynmann, Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!, 1985
What Do You Care What Other People Think?, 1988
Nancy Forbes, Faraday, Maxwell and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics, 2014
Henry Fountain, The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet, 2017
A P French, editor, Einstein: A Centenary Volume, 1979
James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science, 1987
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, 1992
Katie Hafner & Matthew Lyon, Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet, 1996
Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time, 1988
My Brief History, 2013
Douglas R Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, 1979
David Leavitt, The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer, 2005
Tom McNichol, AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War, 2013
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, 2014
Ilya Prigogine, The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature, 1997
Caleb A Scharf, The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities, 2014
Dava Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, 1995
Clifford Stoll, The Cuckoo's Egg: Hacking Through A Maze of Computer Espionage, 1989
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet, 2009
Steven Weinberg, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, 2015
Norbert Weiner, Cyberbernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, Second Edition, 1964
Robert L Wolke, What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions, 2000

SPORTS

Arthur Ashe & Arnold Rampersad, Days of Grace: A Memoir, 1993
Larry Bird with Bob Ryan, Drive: The Story of My Life, 1989
H G Bissinger, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, 1990
Jimmy Breslin, Can Anybody Here Play This Game? The Improbable Saga of the New York Mets' First Year, 1963
Jimmy Conners, The Outsider: A Memoir, 2013
John McEnroe with James Kaplan, You Cannot Be Serious, 2002
A Bartlett Giamatti, A Great and Glorious Game: Baseball Writings of A Bartlett Giamatti (Kenneth S Robson, editor), 1998
James Reston, Jr, Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti, 1991
Mark Ribowsky, Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball, 1994
Bill Russell, Russell Rules: Eleven Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner, 2001
Bob Ryan, Scribe: My Life in Sports, 2014
Alida M Thacher, Raising a Racket: Rosie Casals, 1976

THERAPY & SELF-HELP

Mandy Aftel & Robin Tolmach, When Talk is Not Cheap: Or, How to Find the Right Therapist When You Don't Know Where to Begin, 1985
Melody Beattie, Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, 1986
Kathy Buckley with Lynette Padwa, If You Could Hear What I See: Triumph over Tragedy Through Laughter, 2003
The Christophers, Family Matters, 1984
Kathy Cronkite, On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Conquering Depression, 1994
Donald G Dutton, The Batterer: A Psychological Profile, 1995
William Glasser, Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry, 1965
Sol Gordon, Why Love is Not Enough, 1988
James Hillman & Michael Ventura, We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy — and the World's Getting Worse, 1992
Wendy Kaminer, I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions, 1992
Robin Norwood, Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change, 1987
RD Rosen, Psychobabble: Fast Talk and Quick Cure in the Era of Feeling, 1977

TRAVEL

Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, 1998
Peter Jenkins, A Walk Across America, 1979
John Krakauer, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster, 1997
William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways: A Journey into America, 1982
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America, 1962

WRITING & LANGUAGE

Judith Appelbaum, How to Get Happily Published: A Complete and Candid Guide, 1992
Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch: A Different Kind of Writers' Manual, 1988
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life, 2009
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, 2000
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, 1995
Ursula Le Guin, Words are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000-2016, 2016
Anaïs Nin, On Writing, 1947
Patricia T O'Conner, Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, 1996
Joyce Carol Oates, The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art, 2003
Ella Frances Sanders, Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World, 2014
William Zinsser, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, 1998


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