Monday, January 4, 2010

To Be Read - TBD: Non-Fiction

As I read other bloggers' book reviews, thought I'd link their post that sparked my interest here for future reference. The ones hi-lighted - higher priority (for now!)



  • The Book Shopper: A Life in Review by Murray Browne (from Books are my only Friends
  • Junk Fiction: America's Obsession with Bestsellers by S. T. Joshi  
  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Barlett (city forum)
  • The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus by Joshua Kendall (from Naked Without Books)

  • The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo (from Blog Business World)
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (from Desperado Penguin)
  • Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur by Richard Branson 
  • Calculated Risks by Gerd Gigerenzer (from NYT)
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Harvard Business School Confidential - Secrets of Success by Emily Chan (from Blog Business World
  • Master Your Debt by Jordan Goodman (from Beth's Book Blog)
  • Numbers Rule Your World by Kaiser Fung (from Blog Business World
  • The Numerati by Stephen Baker (city forum)
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell 
  • The Risk Takers by Renee and Don Martin (from Chocolate and Croissants)
  • The Sky's the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan by Steven Gaines
  • Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer (from 37signals blog)
  • Starting From Scrap by Stephen Greer (from Blog Business World)
  • Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman (from Caroline Bookbinder)
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz (from Chocolate and Croissants and its author interview)
  • Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures by Dan Roam
  • What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro
Cook Books:
  • Cook Yourself Thin Faster: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too with Over 75 New Recipes You Can Make in a Flash! by Lauren Deen 
  • Gourmet Cooking for Dummies by Charlie Trotter
  • Savory baking: warm and inspiring recipes for crisp, crumbly, flaky pastries by Mary Cech

Crime / Legal / Forensic:
  • April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers by Roland Lazenby (from Reading on a Rainy Day
  • Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science by Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson
  • Coroner's Journal: Forensics and the Art of Stalking Death by Louis Cataldie and Patricia Cornwell
  • Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death by Jessica Snyder Sachs
  • Cracking more cases : the forensic science of solving crimes by Henry Lee
  • Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales by William Bass and Jon Jefferson
  • Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell (from Today, I Read)
  • Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI by Dana Kollmann
  • Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury by Michael Lief (from A Striped Armchair)
  • The official CIA manual of trickery and deception  by Keith Melton
  • Priceless : how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures by Robert Wittman (library catalog)

  • College in a Nutskull by Professor Anders Henriksson (from Savvy Verse and Wit)
  • DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz (from amazon)
  • From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth About America's Public Schools by Steve Baldwin and Karen Holgate 
  • The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield by John McPhee (from Caroline Bookbinder)
  • Letters from China : a teacher's gift  by Dean Winkels (library catalog)
  • Montessori: The Science behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins (from Marci's Book Blog)

  • Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater by Matthew Amster-Burton 
  • Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin Van Ogtrop 
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman 
  • Parenting, Inc. : how we are sold on $800 strollers, fetal education, baby sign language, sleeping coaches, toddler couture, and diaper wipe warmers--and what it means for our children by Pamela Paul (Browsing library shelves)

        • Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet by Carla Harris (from amazon)
        • The Little book of Main Street Money by Jonathan Clements
        • Live It, Love It, Earn It by Marianna Olszewski (from Blog Business World and its author interview and from amazon)
        • Shoo, Jimmy Choo!: The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More by Catey Hill (from amazon)

          • Ace of Cakes by Duff and Willie Goldman (from Age 30+... A Lifetime of Books)
          • Building a meal : from molecular gastronomy to culinary constructivism by Herve This (Library new books)
          • Cookoff: Recipe Fever in America by Amy Sutherland
          • An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives by Chad Ward
          • Food Rules: an Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan 
          • Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy by Paula Butturini (from S.Krishna's Books)
          • Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
          • Once Upon A Vine: The Secret Stories of California's Artisan Wineries by Judy C. Reynolds
          • The Soul of a Chef: Journey Towards Perfection by Michael Ruhlman (from Cooking with Sammy)

          • Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy by John Bowe (mentioned in a post from Citizen Reader)

          • The Accidental Buddhist by Dinty W. Moore
          • Comfort Living by Christine Eisner (from Today, I Read)
          • House by Tracy Kidder 
          • How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner--Without Dieting! by  Charla Krupp 
          • JoAnne Liebeler's Do It Herself: Everything You Need to Know to Fix, Maintain, and Improve Your Home by JoAnne Liebeler and Bridget Boscotti Bradley
          • Mayo Clinic Diet 
          • Messages : signs, visits, and premonitions from loved ones lost on 9/11 by Bonnie McEneaney (forum)
          • Nature's Secret Messages Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Library new books)
          • Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee (from Caroline Bookbinder)
          • Supercoach by Michael Neill (from Beth's Book Review Blog)

            • Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside by Katrina Firlik (from A Bookshelf Monstrosity)
            • Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences by Lee Gutkind (browsing at B and N) 
            • Birth Day by Mark Sloan (from Lynne's Book Reviews)
            • Before the Scalpel: What Everyone Should Know About Anesthesia 
            • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook Child Psychiatrist's Notebook-What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce Duncan Perry
            • Cheating Death by Dr Sanjay Gupta (from Just Another New Blog
            • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 
            • Critical Care - A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between by Theresa Brown (from Nite Swimming)
            • The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million - and Bucked the Medical Establishment - in a Quest to Save His Children by Geeta Anand (from Books in the City
            • Danger to self : on the front line with an ER psychiatrist by Paul Linde (library new books)
            • The Deadly Dinner Party: and Other Medical Detective Stories by Jonathan A. Edlow (browsing on amazon)
            • Every Patient Tells a Story by Lisa Sanders (browsing at B and N)
            • Genius on the edge: the bizarre double life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted by Gerald Imber
            • The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin (from Bibliofreakblog)
            • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 
            • Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa MD (from Charlotte's Web of Books)
            • Medical Mysteries: From the Bizarre to the Deadly . . . The Cases That Have Baffled Doctors by Ann Reynolds and Kenneth Wapner (from AJ
            • Operating Room Confidential: What Really Goes On When You Go Under by Paul Whang MD (from Lynne's Book Review)
            • The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor's Office by David Watts (from Citizen Reader)
            • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (browsing on amazon)
            • Reflections on Doctors: Nurses' Stories about Physicians and Surgeons (Kaplan Voices Nurses) by Terry Ratner (browsing on amazon)
            • Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out by Peter Pronovost and Eric Vohr 
            • Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD by Beth Alison Maloney (from Lynne's Book Reviews)
            • Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse by Janice Hudson (from Lynne's Book Reviews)
            • Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student by MD Anonymous 
            • Weekends at Bellevue by Julie Holland

            Memoir / Autobiography / Biography:

            • Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan, PhD, and Tere Duperrault Fassbender (from Age 30+... A Lifetime of Books)
            • As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl by John Colapinto
            • The Autobiography of an Execution by David Dow (from Henry Sane Yee Design)
            • Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing up in the Shadow of Saddam by Zainab Salbi (from Helen's Book Blog)
            • Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight by Karl Rove
            • Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen (from The Book Lady's Blog
            • Denial: A Memoir of Terror by Jessica Stern (from Book Nook Club)
            • First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite (from Bookfoolery and Babble)
            • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung (from forum) 
            • Government Girl: a Memoir by Stacy Parker Aab (from lifeisapatchworkquilt)
            • Growing Up Yanomam'o: Missionary Adventures in the Amazon Rainforest by Mike Dawson 
            • Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table by Sara Roahen (browsing in the library)
            • Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg
            • I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui (from SMS Book Reviews)
            • I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max (cc)
            • Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein (from Book Addiction)
            • I'm Down by Mishna Wolff (from Desperado Penguin)
            • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (from Book nook Club)
            • The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left by Ed Husain (library new book catalog)
            • Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope (from Lynne's Book Reviews)
            • Japan took the J.A.P out of Me: A Memoir by Lisa Fineberg Cook (from A Sea of Books)
            • Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini (from Book Addiction)
            • Little Princes by Conor Grennan (from Mrs Q: Book Addict)
            • Lift by Kelly Corrigan (from Lesley's Book Nook)
            • Memoirs of an Exorcist by David Devereux
            • Monique and the mango rains : two years with a midwife in Mali by Kris Holloway (from Helen's Book Blog)
            • Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (from Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea)
            • The One-Week Job Project by Sean Aiken (from Blog Business World)
            • Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi (from The New Dork Review of Books)
            • The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan (from Miss Bookish)
            • Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison by Piper Kerman (Library New Book) 
            • Orchid of the Bayou: A Deaf Woman Faces Blindness by Cathryn Carroll and Catherine Hoffpauir Fischer 
            • The Road to Oz by Kathleen Krull (From SMS Book Reviews)
            • Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent 
            • Some Girls by Jillian Lauren (from Book Club Classics)
            • Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen (from Blogging About Books
            • Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart (from Reading on a Rainy Day)
            • Triumph: Life After the Cult - A Survivor's Lessons by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer (library catalog)
            • The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education by Craig M. Mullaney
            • What Remains by Carole Radziwill (from Sasha & The Silverfish)
            • Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs [Most] Americans Won't Do by Gabriel Thompson (from Citizen Reader)
            • The Youngest Son: Memoir from the Home Land by LeRoy Salenri (from Book Dilettante)

            • Best Business Practices for Photographers by John Harrington
                • The Art of Choosing by Dr. Sheena Iyengar (from A Striped Armchair
                • The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink by Robert D. Morris  
                • Curious? Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life by Todd Kashdan (library catalog)
                • Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day by Jamie Buchan (from The balck Sheep Dances
                • The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker (cc)
                • How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life by Len Fisher 
                • How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel (library new books)
                • Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
                • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
                • The Numbers Behind Numb3rs: Solving Crime with Mathematics by Keith Devlin and Gary Lorden (from SMS Book Reviews)
                • Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart 
                • Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life by Len Fisher
                • What Einstein Told his Cook by Robert Wolke (browsing online about books on food science)
                • When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (from Lynne's Book Reviews)

                Travel / Other Cutlure:
                • Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson (from Helen's Book Blog)
                • Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life by Frances Mayes (from She Is Too Fond of Books)
                • The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner (from Books in the City
                • The Good Women of China by Xinran (from Book Addiction)
                • Living in a Foreign Language by Michael Tucker (from Dust Jacket)
                • The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
                • My Life in France by Julia Child
                • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
                • Off the Tourist Trail : 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives
                • Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island by Peter Rudiak-Gould (from A Bookworm's World)
                • A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure by Marlena de Blasi (Book 2) 
                • A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi (Book 1)
                • Travels by Michael Crichton (from Sarah)
                • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (from S. Krishna's Books
                • Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman (from A Good Stopping Point)
                • The Weight of a Mustard Seed: The Intimate Story of an Iraqi General and His Family During Thirty Years of Tyranny by Wendell Steavenson (from Farm Lane Books Blog)

                Writing / Film:

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