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 (in the car, walking the dogs, cleaning house or cutting grass) the rest of the day.

Reading NOW:
Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality Through Education by B.K. Eakman

Listening NOW:

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. Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial by Anthony Robbins
  13. Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance by Osho
  14. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis
  15. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
  16. Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times by Mark Leibovich
  17. Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
  18. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  19. Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy
  20. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  21. Boy’s Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax
  22. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
  23. Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. – How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin
  24. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
  25. Champions Way: Football, Florida and the Lost Soul of College Sports by Mike McIntire
  26. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
  27. Collision Low Crosser: Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football by Nicholas Dawidoff
  28. Columbine by Dave Cullen
  29. Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Education by John Owens
  30. Continental Drift by Russell Banks
  31. Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism and Criminality by Thomas J. Gradel & Dick Simpson
  32. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho
  33. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
  34. David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  35. Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by Bryan Burrough
  36. Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
  37. Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad by Brett Martin
  38. Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind
  39. Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in an Age of Inequality by Katherine S. Newman
  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. Formerly Known as Food: How the Industrial Food System is Changing Our Minds, Bodies and Culture by Kristin Lawless
  55. Forty Million Dollar Slaves:The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden
  56. Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence by Bill Moushey
  57. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
  58. Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work by Sarah Kessler
  59. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
  60. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  61. Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest Lived Peoples by John Robbins
  62. Horns by Joe Hill
  63. How Now Shall We Live? by Chuck Colson & Nancy Pearcey
  64. How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Rank About Being Sick in America by Otis Webb Brawley M.D.
  65. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  66. Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other by Osho
  67. Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic by Osho
  68. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
  69. Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
  70. L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin
  71. Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools by Joel Klein
  72. Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank
  73. Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America by John McWhorter
  74. Lush Life by Richard Price
  75. Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity by Frank Pittman
  76. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
  77. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard Swenson
  78. Mastery by Robert Greene
  79. Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself by Osho
  80. Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed by Brian Tracy
  81. Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding
  82. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
  83. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
  84. Never Say Die: The Myth of the Old New Age by Susan Jacoby
  85. No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
  86. Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
  87. Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder
  88. North of Hope by Jon Hassler
  89. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
  90. Ohio by Stephen Markley
  91. Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss
  92. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
  93. One World Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism by William Greider
  94. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam
  95. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  96. Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
  97. Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football and an American Town by S.L. Price
  98. Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
  99. Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David Dawkins
  100. Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America by Charles Ferguson
  101. Prophet by Frank Peretti
  102. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Star’s, Incentive Plan’s, Praise and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn
  103. Relentless: The Power You Need to Never Give Up by John Bevere
  104. Ruin Creek by David Payne
  105. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  106. Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline by Robert H. Bork
  107. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher
  108. Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller
  109. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America by Alissa Quart
  110. Stoner by John Williams
  111. Survival+: Restructuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation by Charles Hugh Smith
  112. Tender Warrior: Every Man’s Purpose, Every Woman’s Dream, Every Child’s Hope by Stu Weber
  113. The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
  114. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  115. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey
  116. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
  117. The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self by Charles Eisenstein
  118. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  119. The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
  120. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy
  121. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
  122. The Elephant in the Room: One Man’s Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy Tomlinson
  123. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet
  124. The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter
  125. The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Simon Battz
  126. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  127. 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
  128. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  129. The Good Life by Jay McInerney
  130. The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion by Matt Taibbi
  131. The Gum Thief: A Novel by Douglas Coupland
  132. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  133. The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
  134. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
  135. The Keys to the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
  136. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  137. The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal and the Big Business of College Basketball by Michael Sokolove
  138. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  139. The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five lives of a Lost War by Paul Hendrickson
  140. The Locals by Jonathan Dee
  141. The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
  142. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  143. The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus by Osho
  144. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  145. The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millenium by Walter Wink
  146. The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools by Dale Russakoff
  147. The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks by Bruce Feldman
  148. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  149. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  150. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  151. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  152. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
  153. The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooting and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Joyce & David Singular
  154. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
  155. The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
  156. The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance by Ben Sasse
  157. The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works and How It’s Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman
  158. The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Hearst, Lodge and the Rush to Empire, 1898 by Evan Thomas
  159. The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
  160. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
  161. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
  162. Under Cover: Why Your Response to Leadership Determines Your Future by John Bevere
  163. Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America by Tim Wise
  164. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
  165. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
  166. Wag the Dog by Larry Beinhart
  167. Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas
  168. We Are Water by Wally Lamb
  169. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  170. West of Sunset: A Novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Stewart O’Nan
  171. What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha
  172. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
  173. Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni
  174. 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
  175. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  176. White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
  177. Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy by William Greider
  178. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas