Currently Reading

I have never tracked the books I have read and decided sometime in late 2017 that this was something I wanted to do – hence this list. I am usually reading a book in the morning and listening to another the rest of the day.

Reading NOW:
The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal and the Big Business of College Basketball by Michael Sokolove

Listening NOW:
Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill

Recently Read:
  1. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  2. A Generation of Sociopaths: How Boomers Betrayed America by Bruce Cannon Gibney
  3. Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto by Steve Almond
  4. All Involved by Ryan Gattis
  5. Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko
  6. American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges
  7. American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
  8. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
  9. American Pain by John Temple
  10. American Sucker by David Denby
  11. American Tabloid by James Ellroy
  12. American Tabloid by James Ellroy
  13. Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial by Anthony Robbins
  14. Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance by Osho
  15. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis
  16. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
  17. Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times by Mark Leibovich
  18. Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
  19. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  20. Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy
  21. Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy
  22. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  23. Boy’s Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax
  24. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
  25. Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. – How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin
  26. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
  27. Champions Way: Football, Florida and the Lost Soul of College Sports by Mike McIntire
  28. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
  29. Collision Low Crosser: Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football by Nicholas Dawidoff
  30. Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Education by John Owens
  31. Continental Drift by Russell Banks
  32. Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism and Criminality by Thomas J. Gradel & Dick Simpson
  33. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho
  34. Dark Money:The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
  35. David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  36. Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by Bryan Burrough
  37. Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
  38. Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad by Brett Martin
  39. Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind
  40. Easy Riders Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock ‘n Roll Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind
  41. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron
  42. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
  43. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  44. Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated a Nation by Dean Jobb
  45. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges
  46. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  47. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz
  48. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  49. Fire in the Belly: One Being a Man by Sam Keen
  50. Flashbang: How I Got Over Myself by Mark Steele
  51. Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals by Brian Tracy
  52. Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL by Jeff Pearlman
  53. Fordlandia: The Rise of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
  54. Forty Million Dollar Slaves:The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden
  55. Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence by Bill Moushey
  56. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
  57. Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work by Sarah Kessler
  58. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
  59. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  60. Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest Lived Peoples by John Robbins
  61. Horns by Joe Hill
  62. How Now Shall We Live? by Chuck Colson & Nancy Pearcey
  63. How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Rank About Being Sick in America by Otis Webb Brawley M.D.
  64. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  65. Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other by Osho
  66. Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic by Osho
  67. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
  68. Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
  69. A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin
  70. Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools by Joel Klein
  71. Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank
  72. Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America by John McWhorter
  73. Lush Life by Richard Price
  74. Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity by Frank Pittman
  75. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
  76. Mastery by Robert Greene
  77. Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself by Osho
  78. Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed by Brian Tracy
  79. Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding
  80. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
  81. Mercedes by Stephen King
  82. Never Say Die: The Myth of the Old New Age by Susan Jacoby
  83. No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
  84. Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
  85. Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder
  86. North of Hope by Jon Hassler
  87. North of Hope by Jon Hassler
  88. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
  89. Ohio by Stephen Markley
  90. Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss
  91. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
  92. One World Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism by William Greider
  93. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam
  94. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  95. Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
  96. Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football and an American Town by S.L. Price
  97. Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David Dawkins
  98. Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of Americaby Charles Ferguson
  99. Prophet by Frank Peretti
  100. Punished by Rewards: The trouble with Gold Star’s, Incentive Plan’s, Praise and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn
  101. Relentless: The Power You Need to Never Give Up by John Bevere
  102. Ruin Creek by David Payne
  103. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  104. Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Declineby Robert H. Bork
  105. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher
  106. Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller
  107. Stoner by John Williams
  108. Survival+: Restructuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation by Charles Hugh Smith
  109. Tender Warrior: Every Man’s Purpose, Every Woman’s Dream, Every Child’s Hopeby Stu Weber
  110. The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
  111. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  112. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey
  113. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
  114. The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self by Charles Eisenstein
  115. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  116. The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
  117. The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
  118. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy
  119. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
  120. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet
  121. The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter
  122. The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Simon Battz
  123. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  124. The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the Skills Our Children Need – and What We Can Do About It by Tony Wagner
  125. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  126. The Good Life by Jay McInerney
  127. The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion by Matt Taibbi
  128. The Gum Thief: A Novel by Douglas Coupland
  129. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  130. The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
  131. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
  132. The Keys to the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
  133. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  134. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  135. The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five lives of a Lost War by Paul Hendrickson
  136. The Locals by Jonathan Dee
  137. The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
  138. The Marriage Plotby Jeffrey Eugenides
  139. The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus by Osho
  140. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  141. The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millenium by Walter Wink
  142. The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools by Dale Russakoff
  143. The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks by Bruce Feldman
  144. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  145. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  146. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  147. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  148. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  149. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
  150. The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooting and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Joyce & David Singular
  151. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
  152. The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
  153. The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance by Ben Sasse
  154. The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Hearst, Lodge and the Rush to Empire, 1898 by Evan Thomas
  155. The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
  156. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowlby Timothy Egan
  157. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
  158. Under Cover: Why Your Response to Leadership Determines Your Future by John Bevere
  159. Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America by Tim Wise
  160. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
  161. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
  162. Wag the Dog by Larry Beinhart
  163. Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas
  164. We Are Water by Wally Lamb
  165. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  166. What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American Cityby Mona Hanna-Attisha
  167. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
  168. Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni
  169. While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis by Roger Lowenstein
  170. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  171. White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
  172. Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy by William Greider
  173. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the Worldby Anand Giridharadas