Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Bibliography by Author 2010 - 2018

I have given each book a star rating on a 5-point scale (5 being the best). Longer reviews can be seen at


***Abraham, Laurie: The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group 
*Adams, Simon: Illustrated Atlas of World History
*****Alexander, Christopher: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
*****Alexander, Christopher: The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth
*****Alexander, Christopher: The Phenomenon of Life
*****Alexander, Christopher: The Process of Creating Life
*****Allen, David: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity
*****Allen, JP: Giraffe Juice: The Magic of Making Life Wonderful
***Almanac: Old Farmers Almanac 2017
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-to24-Month-Old
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Five-Year-Old: Sunny and Serene
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Six-Year-Old: Loving and Defiant
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key
***Ames, Louise Bates: Your Eight-Year-Old: Lively and Outgoing
***Angus, Patricia: Pritzker Family Enterprise: A Family Governance Case Study
****Anonymous: The Saga of the Volsungs
****Aries, Philippe: The Hour of Our Death
****Aries, Philippe: Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life
*****Armour, Margaret: The Song of the Nibelungs
****Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
****Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person in Love
**Artisson, Robin: The Words of Odin: A New Rendering of Havamal for the Present Age
***Asala, Joanne: Swedish Proverbs
*****Assange, Julian: When Google Met Wikileaks
***Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations

**Balch, James F.: Prescription for Natural Cures
***Balch, Phyllis A.: Prescription for Nutritional Healing
***Bladridge, Letitia: New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette
*Bauer, Ingrid: Diaper Free
****Bauer, Susan Wise: The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
***Beattie, Melody: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others...
***Becker, Gavin de: The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
*Beeler, Todd: The 7 Hidden Secrets of Motivation: Unlocking the Genius Within
*****Begoun, Paula: Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me: A Unique Guide to Over...
*****Begoun, Paula: Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me: Over 4,000...
*****Begoun, Paula: The Original Beauty Bible: Skin Care Facts for Ageless Beauty
*Behan, Eileen: The Baby Food Bible: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On
****Bell-Villada, Gene H.: Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads...
*****Belt, Thomas: The Naturalist in Nicaragua
***Bennett, Connie and Stephen Sinatra: Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can...
***Berger, Arthur Asa: Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor
*Bettelheim, Bruno: The Uses of Enchantment
***Blanc, Paul D.: How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace
**Blanton, Brad: Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth
****Blaylock, Russell L. and George R. Schwartz:  Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills
*****Block, Walter: The Case for Discrimination
*Bodnar, Janet: Raising Money Smart Kids: What They Need to Know About Money and How...
****Boghossian, Paul: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism
*****Boehm, Christopher: Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior
**Boland, Sue Erikson: In the Shadow of Fame
*****Bombardieri, Merle: The Baby Decision: How to Make the Most Important Decision of Your...
*****Bonner, Bill: Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years
***Booth, Michael: The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
*Boothman, Nicholas: How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
*****Boucke, Laurie: Infant Potty Basics: With of Without Diapers the Natural Way
***Branden, Nathaniel: A Woman's Self-Esteem
*****Branden, Nathaniel: Honoring the Self
*****Branden, Nathaniel: My Years With Ayn Rand
*****Branden, Nathaniel: Taking Responsibility
*****Branden, Nathaniel: The Art of Living Consciously
***Branden, Nathaniel: The Psychology of Romantic Love
****Branden, Nathaniel: The Romantic Love Question and Answer Book
*****Branden, Nathaniel: The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
*****Branden, Nathaniel: The Vision Of Ayn Rand: The Basic Principles Of Objectivism
****Brach, Tara: Radical Self-acceptance
**Brandt, Andrea: Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom
***Brock, Barbara: Living Outside the Box
***Brodie, Richard: Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme
**Brombert, Victor: Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi
***Bronson, Po: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
****Brown, Brené: The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion...
****Brown, Nancy Marie: The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
****Buhner, Stephen Harrod: Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient...
*Bushong, Lois: Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile
****Byock, Jesse L.: Viking Age Iceland
*Byrne, Rhonda: The Secret

***Cable, Mary: The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America
**Caldarelli, Guido: Networks: A Very Short Introduction
***Calman, Susan: Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
****Cameron, Julia: The Artist's Way
***Cameron, Julia: Walking in this World
****Campbell, Duncan B.: Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome's Battle at the Edge of the World
****Campbell, Joeseph: Myth and the Individual (lecture series)
*****Campbell, Joeseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces 
***Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth
****Campbell-McBride, Natasha: GAPS Stories
*Campidonica, Anthony C.: Outsmarting the System: Lower Your Taxes...
*Caplan, Bryan: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work...
**Caplan, Frank: The Second Twelve Months of Life: Your Baby's Growth Month By Month
***Carabini, Louis E.: Inclined to Liberty: The Futile Attempt to Suppress the Human Spirit
*****Carlyle, Thomas: On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History
***Carnegie, Dale: How to Win Friends and Influence People
****Cartmell, Todd: Keep the Siblings Lose the Rivalry: 10 Steps to Turn Your Kids into Teammates
**Carver, Martin: The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300...
***Cassidy, Tina: Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
**Chang, Stephen Thomas: The Tao of Sexology: The Book of Infinite Wisdom
***Cherniske, Stephen: Caffeine Blues: Wake Up to the Hidden Dangers of America's #1 Drug
****Christakis, Nicholas A.: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How...
**Chua, Amy: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
****Cialdini, Robert B.: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
****Cicero, Quintus Tullius: How to Win an Election
****Cicero, Quintus Tullius: Treatises on Friendship and Old Age
****Clark, Gregory: The Sun Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
*****Clason, George S.: The Richest Man in Babylon
***Cohen, Lawrence J.: Playful Parenting
**Cohen, Shayne J.D.: The Jewish Family in Antiquity
***Cohen-Sandler, Roni: Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure
*****Collins, Marva: Marva Collins' Way
***Collins, Marva: Values: Lighting the Candle of Excellence: A Practical Guide...
***Collins, Skyler J.: Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting
*****Coontz, Stephanie: Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love...
***Cordain, Loren: The Paleo Diet
***Coulter, Dee Joy: Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance
*****Counts, George S.: Dare the School Build a New Social Order *5 stars because it is that evil
**Covey, Stephen R.: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People 
**Covey, Stephen R.: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit
***Crittenden, Ann: The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still...
****Crowther, Ruth: Manly Manners
*Curtis, Glade B.: Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week

****Dando-Collins, Stephen: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to...
****Daniels, Susan: Living with Intensity
*Davis, William: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
*****Dawkins, Richard: The Selfish Gene
****Dehaene, Stanislas: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our...
*DeMause, Lloyd: The History of Childhood: The Untold Story of Child Abuse
*****Dennis, Felix: How to Get Rich
*Diamond, Harvey: Fit for Life
**Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs, and Steel
**Diamond, Jared: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
**Dobson, James C.: The New Strong-Willed Child
***Downs, Paul: Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business
***Druckerman, Pamela: Brining Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of...
**Dweck, Carol S.: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

****Ehrman, Bart D.: The Triumph of Christianity: How a Small Band of Outcasts Conquered...
*Eker, T. Harv: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
*****Ellul, Jacques: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
****Engelmann, Siegfried: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
***Epicurus: The Essential Epicurus
*****Epstein, Robert: The Case Against Adolescence 
***Erikson, Erik H.: The Life Cycle Completed
***Etcoff, Nancy: Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

****Faber, Adele: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
****Faber, Adele: How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk
****Faber, Adele: Liberated Parents, Liberated Children
***Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish: Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live...
****Ferber, Richard: Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
****Ferriss, Timothy: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
***Fey, Tina: Bossypants
****Fine, Cordelia: Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism...
***Fitzgerald, Randall: The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your...
****Foucault, Michel: Discipline and Punish
****Foucault, Michel: The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction
****Francis, Richard C.: Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance
***Frankl, Viktor E.: Man's Search for Meaning
**Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique
***Fromberg, Doris Pronin: Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings
*Frost, Jo: Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care: What You Need to Know the First year...
**Fukuyama, Francis: The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French...
***Fulder, Stephen: The Ginger Book: The Ultimate Home Remedy
****Fussell, Paul: Class: A Guide Through the American Status System

***Galinsky, Ellen: Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
**Gaskin, Ina May: Spiritual Midwifery
*****Gatto, John Taylor: The Underground History of American Education
****Gayre, Robert: Brewing Mead: Wassail! In Masers of Mead: The Intriguing History of the...
***Gediman, Corinne L.: Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory
*****Gerber, Magda: Caring for Infants with Respect
****Gerber, Magda (edited by): The Resources for Infant Educarers
*****Gerber, Magda: Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural...
****Gilbert, Roberta M.: The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory
*****Ginott, Haim: Between Parent and Child
***Gladwell, Malcom: Outliers: The Story of Success
****Gladwell, Malcom: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
****Glasser, William: Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
***Godfrey, Joline: Raising Financially Fit Kids
***Gokhale, Esther: 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in...
**Golden, Daniel: Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit...
****Goleman, Daniel: Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
****Goleman, Daniel: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
****Gopnik, Alison: The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love...
***Gopnik, Alison: The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tell Us About the Mind
*Gordain, Loren: The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were...
*Gordon, Mordechai: Humor, Laughter and Human Flourishing: A Philosophical Exploration...
**Gottschall, Jonathan: The Literary Animal: The Evolution and the Nature of Narrative
**Gottwald, Norman K.: The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction
*****Gray, Peter B.: Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior
****Greenblatt, Stephen: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
***Greene, Robert: The 48 Laws of Power
****Greene, Robert: The Art of Seduction 
*****Grohman, Joann S.: Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale Holistic...
*****Gross-Loh, Christine: The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative
****Grossman, Dave: On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and...
*Grosvenor, Mary B.: Nutrition: From Science To Life 
***Guiliano, Mireille: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure 
****Stephen Gullo: Thin Tastes Better 

***Hagen, Uta: A Challenge for the Actor
***Hainstock, Elizabeth G.: Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years
**Halbreich, Betty: Secrets of a Fashion Therapist: What You Can Learn Behind the Dressing...
****Harris, Judith Rich: The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do
***Hart, Sara: Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation
**Haskvitz, Sylvia: Eat by Choice, Not by Habit
***Hastings, Anne Stirling: Healing Humanity: Life Without Shame
***Hastings, Anne Stirling: Create New Love: How Men and Women Can Prepare for a Lasting...
***Hausner, Lee: Children of Paradise
***Hausner, Lee: The Legacy Family: The Definitive Guide to Creating a Successful...
*****Havelock, Ronald: The Change Agent's Guide to Innovation in Education *5-star level creepy
***Hay, Louise L.: The Power Is Within You
*Hendel, Amy: Fat Families, Thin Families: How to Save Your Family
*****Hendrix, Harville: Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
*****Hendrix, Harville: Giving the Love that Heals: A Guide for Parents
*****Herrnstein, Richard J.: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
*****Hewlett, Barry: Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental...
****Hoang, Letrinh: Osteopathy for Children: Holistic and Natural Treatments for the...
*****Hofstadter, Richard: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
***Hogg, Tracy: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with...
***Hogg, Tracy: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers
*****Holt, John: Escape From Childhood
*****Holt, John: How Children Learn
**Horace: Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica
**Horwitz, Steven: Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social...
*****Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species
***Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved
**Hughes Jr., James E.: Family: The Compact Among Generations
**Hunter, Beatrice Trum: Probiotic Foods for Good Health
**Hunter, Edward: Brainwashing

****Ibrahim, Zuraidah: Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going
****Illich, Ivan: Deschooling Society
*****Inaba, Darryl S.: Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Physical And Mental Effects Of...
**Ingall, Marjorie: Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful...
****Iserbyt, Charlotte Thomson: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America...

*Jensen, Barbara: Reading Classes
*Jensen, Eric: Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains...
****Johnson, Dr. June: You Look Great, But How Do You Sound?
*Julien, Ronni: The Trans Fat Free Kitchen...

***Kane, Ariel: How to Create a Magical Relationship: The 3 Simple Ideas that Will...
*Karp, Harvey: The Happiest Baby on the Block
**Karp, Harvey: The Happiest Toddler on the Block
**Karr-Morse, Robin: Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease
*Katch, Jane: Under Deadman's Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play
**Katherine, Anne: Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day
*****Katie, Byron: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
**Katz, Sandor Ellix: Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Cultured Foods
*****Kelley, David: A Theory of Abstraction
*****Kelley, David: Myths About Ayn Rand
*****Dr. Robert L. Kelly: The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum
****Kendall, Frances: Super Parents, Super Children
**Kendrick, Anna: Scrappy Little Nobody
****Kenyon-Rouvinez, Denise H.: Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family...
***Kevill-Davies, Sally: Yesterday's Children: The Antiques And History Of Childcare
***Kierkegaard, Soren: Fear and Trembling
**Kindlon, Dan: Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
****Kingston, Karen: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
****Kiyosaki, Robert T: Rich Dad's Escape from the Rat Race: How to Become a Rich Kid by...
***Kiyosaki, Robert T: Rich Dad, Poor Dad
***Kiyosaki, Robert T: Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2: Cash Flow Quadrant - Rich Dad's Guide to...
**Kohlberg, Lawrence: The Philosophy of Moral Development: Moral Stages and the Idea of Justice
*****Kohn, Alfie: Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise...
***Kohn, Alfie: Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and...
***Korczak, Janusz: When I Am Little Again and the Child's Right to Respect
***Kornblut, Anne: Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What it...
****Kream, Rue, Parenting a Free Child: An Unschooled Life
*****Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth: Death: The final Stage of Growth
**Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko: Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window
***Kusher, Harold S.: Overcoming Life's Disappointments: Learning from Moses How to Cope...
*****Kusher, Harold S.: When Bad Things Happen to Good People
****Kusher, Harold S.: When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough: The Search for a Life that...
*****Kusserow, Adrie: American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three...

*Lander, Christian: Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
***Lansberg, Ivan: Succeeding Generations: Realizing the Dream of Families in Business
*Larche, Maggie M.: The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer...
**Lawlis, Frank: The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential
*****Lee, Richard B.: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers
****Lekovic, Jill M.: Diaper Free Before 3: The Healthier Way to Toilet Train and Help...
*****Leo, Pam: Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion...
****Levine, Amir: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment
*****Levine, Judith: Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex
****Lewis, Charlie: Children's Early Understanding of Mind: Origins and Development
**Liedloff, Jean: The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost
***Lillard, Angeline Stoll: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
**Lillard, Paula Polk: Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
***Lindstrom, Martin: Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and...
***Lionni, Paolo: Basics in Education 1: The Leipzig Connection
***LLewellyn, Grace: Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School Tell Their Own Stories
*****Locke, John: A Letter Concerning Toleration: Humbly Submitted 
*Loyd, Alexander: The Healing Code...
**Luskin, Donald: I am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World...
***Lythcott-Haims, Julie: How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and...

*****Macaulay, David: Castle
****Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince
***Maier, Corinne: No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children
***Malinowshi, Bronislaw: The Sexual Life of Savages
*****Mann, Frederick, The Anatomy of Slavespeak
***Markham, Laura: Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
**Marks, Dara: Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc
**Martin, Dayna: Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begin, Revised Edition 2
***Martin, Judith: Star-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette...
****Masters, William H. and Virginia E. Johnson: Heterosexuality
****Maycock, Kendall: Switzerland Culture Smart: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
****Mayhew, Robert: Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A
***McCullough, Bonnie Runyan: Totally Organized
***McEvedy, Colin: New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
***McGonigal, Kelly: The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters...
****McGurk, Linda Akeson: There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's...
*****McKeown, Patrick: Buteyko Meets Dr Mew, Buteyko Method for Teenagers, Also...
***McKibben, Bill: Hope, Human, and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth
****McMahon, Darrin M.: Divine Fury: A History of Genius
*****McMahon, Darrin M.: Happiness: A History
****McNally, Michael: Teutoburg Forest AD 9: The Destruction of Varus and His Legions
*****Mendelsohn, Robert S.: How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor
***Menzel, Peter: Man Eating Bugs
*****Mesquita, Brude Bueno de: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always...
****Miller, Alice: Prisoners of Childhood: The Drama of the Gifted Child and Search for the True...
****Miller, Serena B.: More than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting
****Mindell, Jodi A.: Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents...
****Mintz, Steven: Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood
****Mintz, Sisney: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
*****Monmouth, Geoffrey of: The History of the Kings of Britain
*****Montessori, Maria: Education for a New World
*****Montessori, Maria: The Child in the Family
*****Montessori, Maria: The Secret of Childhood
****Moorjani, Anita: Dying to Be Me...
****More, Thomas: Utopia
***Morele, Anny: Children Have Rights
****Morell, Sally Fallon: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically...
****Morell, Sally Fallon: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
**Morrison, Dorothy: Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
**Murkoff, Heidi, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway: What to Expect When You're Expecting

*****Nagel, Ramiel: Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition
*****Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
*****Neill, A.S.: Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood
**Neimeyer, Robert A.: Constructivism in Psychotherapy
****Neitzsche, Friedrich: Human, All Too Human
*****Neitzsche, Friedrich: On the Genealogy of Morality & Other Writings
***Neitzsche, Friedrich: Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks
****Neitzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
*****Neitzsche, Friedrich: Twilight of the Idols
***Neitzsche, Frederich: Untimely Meditations
***Nelsen, Jane: Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler...
***Neufeld, Gordon: Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

***O'Hara, William T.: Centuries of Success
**Oliver, Neil: A History of Ancient Britain
*****Olmstead, Larry: Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and...
****Olsen, Scot: The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret
**Orman, Suze: The Courage to Be Rich
**Orman, Suze: The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
*Orman, Suze: Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
***Ortega y Gasset, Jose: The Revolt of the Masses
*Owen, David: The First National Bank of Dad: The Best Way to Teach Kids About Money

****Pagano, John O.A.: Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative
*Paley, Vivian Gussin: A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play
*Palmer, David: Parents' Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education: All You Need to Know...
*Pantley, Eliabeth: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through...
***Parker-Pope: Tara: For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage
*Patent, Arnold M.: You Can Have It All
***Paul, Annie Murphy: Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
****Paul, Ron: The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System
****Paul, Ron: Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom
****Pausch, Randy: The Last Lecture
***Pearson, Carol S.: The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By
***Peck, M. Scott: The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values...
***Peikoff, Leonard: Teaching Johnny to Think
***Peikoff, Leonard: The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out
***Perel, Ester: Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic
***Perlmutter, David: Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ Up to 30 Points and...
*****Peters, Ruth: Overcoming Underachieving: A Simple Plan to Boost Your Kids' Grades...
*Petten, Vanessa Van: You're Grounded!: How to Stop Fighting and Make the Teenage Years Easier
**Pfeffer, Wendy: The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
***Phelan, Thomas 1.: 1-2-3 Magic
*****Pikler, Emmi: Bulletin Number 14
**Pitamic, Maja: Child's Play: Montessori Games and Activities for Your Baby and Toddler
*****Planck, Nina: Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and...
****Plato: Apology
****Plato: Crito
***Plato: Republic
***Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates
***Pollan, Michael: A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
*****Pollan, Michael: Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
*****Pottenger, Francis Marion: Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition
*****Price, Weston A.: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and...
*Pulliam, John D: The History and Social Foundations of American Education

*Quinn, Daniel: The Story of B (The 100 pages of philosophy at the end of this fiction book)
****Quinn, Karen: Testing for Kindergarten: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests...

*****Rand, Ayn: Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology
****Rand, Ayn: Philosophy: Who Needs It
***Rand, Ayn: The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution
*****Rand, Ayn: The Romantic Manifesto
*****Rand, Ayn: The Virtue of Selfishness
****Rapley, Gill: Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food
*****Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right
*Redbeard, Ragnar: The Sayings of Redbeard
*Riahi-Belkaoui, Ahmed: Social Status Matters
*Riedel, Monique: Best Easy Day Hikes Ventura
***Rinpoche, Sogyal: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
***Ripley, Amanda: The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
***Robinett, Judy: How to Be a Power Connector: The 5 + 50 + 100 Rule for Turning Your...
**Robinson, Bryan E.: Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners...
**Robinson, Ken: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
***Rogers, Nicholas: Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night
***Roraff, Susan: Culture Shock! Chile
*Rose, Elizabeth R.: A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890-1960
****Rose, Larken: How to Be a Successful Tyrant: The Megalomaniac Manifesto
*****Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Non-Violent Communication
*****Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Raising Children Compassionately
*****Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Speaking Peace: Connecting With Others Through Nonviolent...
***Roth, Geneen: Women, Food and God
*****Rothbard, Murray N.: For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
***Ruiz, Miguel: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

*Sage: Carnelian: The Greatest Manifestation Principle in the World: The Missing Secret Behind...
**Sainsbury, R.M.: Fiction and Fictionalism
*****Salatin, Joel: Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
**Saltz, Gail: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius
****Satter, Ellyn: Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Revised and Updated Edition
*****Satter, Ellyn: How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much
*****Sawyer, Thea: Put Your Back at Ease: Secrets of Pain-Free Posture for Health, Energy and...
****Schiff, Irwin: How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't
***Schlessinger, Laura: In Praise of Stay-at-Home-Moms
***Schlosser, Eric: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
****Schmid, Ron: The Untold Story of Milk
****Schmidtz, David and Robert E. Goodin: Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility
*****Schopenhauer, Arthur: The Wisdom of Life
***Schramm, Ken: The Complete Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine from Your...
**Schwartz, Barry: The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less
*****Sears, Robert: The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
*****Seneca: On the Shortness of Life
****Shames, Laurence: Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
**Shettles, Landrum B: How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: Fully Revised and Updated
****Shumaker, Heather: It's Okay NOT to Share
****Sigman, Aric: Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives
****Silverstein, Olga: The Courage to Raise Good Men
**Simkin, Penny, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn
**Simmons, Rachel: The Curse of the Good Girl...
***Singer, Jerome L: Daydreaming and Fantasy
****Singer, Katie: Honoring Our Cycles: A Natural Family Planning Workbook
***Sisson, Mark: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation...
***Skenazy, Lenore: Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without...
****Sloane, Eric: A Reverence for Wood
*****Sloane, Eric: Diary of an Early American Boy
*Smilansky, Sara: The Effects Of Sociodramatic Play On Disadvantaged Preschool Children 
***Smith, Patrick: Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel...
*****Snorri, Sturluson: The Prose Edda
*****Solter, Aletha Jauch: Tears and Tantrums: What to Do When Babies and Children Cry
*****Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race
*****Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Society
**Stallman, David: Harmony in the House: A Family Values Model
***Stanley, Thomas: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
****Stearns, Peter N.: Childhood in World History
***Steinberg, Jacques: The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
**Steiner, Rudolf: The Kingdom of Childhood
**Stephens, Flint J.: Mormon Parenting Secrets: Time-Tested Methods for Raising...
**Stier, Debbie: The Perfect Score: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT
***Storr, Anthony: Freud: A Very Short Introduction
***Sykes, Bryan: Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland
*****Szasz, Thomas: The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays
*****Szasz, Thomas: The Myth of Psychotherapy

*****Tacitus: Agricola / Germania / Dialogue on Oratory
****Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
****Taylor, Edmond: The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order 1905-1922
***Teich, Jessica: Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise Your Child in a Complex...
**Tennant, Christopher: The Official Filthy Rich Handbook
***Thomas, Pat: What's In This Stuff?
**Thomasson, Amie L., Fiction and Metaphysics
*Thompson, Jennifer Trainer: The Joy of Family Traditions...
***Thompson, Rebecca: Consciously Parenting: What it Really Takes to Raise Emotionally...
*****Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
****Thorndike Jr., Joseph J.: The very Rich: A History of Wealth
*****Thornton, Allen: Laws of the Jungle 
*****Thusius, Angelika: Kentro Body Balance: The Secret Pleasures of Posture
****Tobin, Joseph: Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States
**Tolle, Eckhart: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
*****Torres, Louis: What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand
****Tracy, Brian: The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires: How to Achieve Financial...
***Tannahill, Reay: Food in History 
***Trudeau, Kevin: Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About
***Trumble, Angus: A Brief History of the Smile 

*****Vincent, Peggy: Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

**Wade, Joel F.: Mastering Happiness: Ten Principles for Practicing a More Fulfilling Life
*****Wade, Nicholas: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History
*Waldman, Ayelet: Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and...
*Wallace, David Foster: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
**Washburn, LK: Is the Bible Worth Reading
****West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies
***Carol Wallace: All Dressed in White: The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding
****Whiteley, Michael D.: Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating Your...
**Willis, Thayer Cheatham: Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth: A Life Guide for Inheritors
***Winget, Larry: Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life 
*Winnicott, D.W.: Playing and Reality
*****Wu, Tim: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

*****Yew, Lee Kuan: From Third World to First: The Singapore Story 1965-2000

*****Zande, Irene Van Der: 1, 2, 3... the Toddler Years: A Practical Guide for Parents...
*****Zilg, Gerlad Colby: Dupont: Behind the Nylon Curtain
*Žižek, Slavoj: The Plague of Fantasies
***Zunshine, Lisa: Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel

****Clavell, James, The Children's Story
*Craig, Dr. Robin: The Geneh War
**Donway, Walter: The Price of Hannah Blake
***Eggers, Dave: The Circle
****Heinlein, Robert A.: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
***Kolhatkar, Vinay: The Frankenstein Candidate
***Piekoff, Kira: Living Proof
****Piekoff, Kira: No Time to Die
***Rand, Ayn: Anthem
*****Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged
*****Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
*Rand, Ayn: The Night of January 16th
***Rand, Ayn: Three Plays
****Rand, Ayn: We, the Living

****Clavell, James: The Children's Story
****Heinlein, Robert: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
*****Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
*****Orwell, George: Animal Farm
*****Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged
*****Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
**Rand, Ayn: The Night of January 16th
**Rand, Ayn: Three PlaysWilder, Laura Ingles: Little House in the Big Woods
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: Little House on the Prarie
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: On the Banks of Plum Creek
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: By The Shores of Silver Lake
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: The long Winter
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: Little Town on the Prarie
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: These Happy Golden Years
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: The First Four Years
*****Wilder, Laura Ingles: Farmer Boy
****Zamyatin, Yevgeny: We


*There is no for me to keep track of these, so this list is not a great representation of what I have read over the years. It's basically only the ones that I printed for some reason or another.

****Clément, Fabrice. To Trust or not to Trust? Children's Social Epistemology. LABSO, Université de Lousanne, 2010.

****Colburn, Warren. On the teaching of Arithmetic Together with an Analysis of His Arithmetic Texts. American Institute of Instruction, 1830.

*****Cosmides, Leda and John Tooby: "Consider the Source: The Evolution of Adaptations for Decoupling and Metarepresentation."

***DeWaal, Frans BM: "Evolutionary Psychology: The Wheat and the Chaff."

*Ganzeboom, Harry B.G., Theoretical Models and Empirical Analyses. "Explaining Differential Participation in High Cultural Activities - A Confrontation of Information Processing and Status-Seeking Theories"

****Gottlieb, Gilbert: Probabilistic Epigenesis. Developmental Science 10:1 (2007), pp 1-11.
*****Gottlieb, Gilbert: On the Epigenetic Evolution of Species-Specific Perception: The Developmental Manifold Concept

***Kolb, Bryan, Arif Muhammad, Robbin Gibb: Searching for factors underlying cerebral plasticity in the normal and injured brain. Journal of Communication Disorders. 

**Papafragou, Anna, Peggi Li, Youngon Choi, Chung-hye Han. "Evidentiality in language and cognition." 2006

TALKS/DOCUMENTARIES/YOUTUBE I LOVED *started keeping track 2016

Johnson, Jamie. Born Rich. 2003.
Johnson, Jamie. The One Percent. 2006.
Scruton, Roger. Why Beauty Matters, 2015.
Nachtrieb, Matthew. Thorleifr. Hurstwic: Modern Heathenry, 2016.
Short, William. Thorleifr. Hurstwic: Religion in the Viking Age, 2016.
Short, William. Thorleifr. Hurstwic: Religion in the Viking Age, 2016.
Thornhill, Wallace. ThunderboltsProject: The Elegant Simplicity of the Electric Universe, 2016.


  1. The first thing I think of when I consider doing anything serious is: I've got to get some book on the subject and learn everything I can. My fiance and I are planning to have children, so I'm planning on spending the next year learning all about baby making and baby raising. I went online to see what literature had been written that might help me answer the ton of questions that were starting to bubble up in my brain, And I found you. I won't have to look much further for a reading list about parenting.

    When I started putting together my reading list in preparation for having my first child, the first thing that came to mind was the What to Expect when You're Expecting book. I did a pretty thorough scan of your bibliogohy here and I didn't see this book in your list. So, I'm thinking : what's up with that, did I not see it or is it not on the list?

    Anyway, thanks so much for putting this list together! I went online looking for something that would be helpful and I found this which is more than I had hoped for.

    I've ordered The Baby Decision and the Traditions Cookbook.

    I have one other question. You give the Traditional Cookbook a four start rating in your bibliography, but you make it one of your nine recommended books for people thinking about having a baby. Why is that?


    1. Hi Madeleine, That is so great to hear! Have you seen this post?

      The last section at the bottom is the top 5 books I would recommend to someone thinking about having a baby.

      I did read What to Expect When You Are Expecting ... I will update my bibliography! I don't recommend it. I think it made me a stressed out hypochondriac. I think women would enjoy their pregnancies more if they read the five books I listed and skipped that one.

      That being said, I can't imagine myself *not* reading it or something like it. Today women just get pregnancy aps that send them little weekly updates with all the things they should be afraid of going wrong this week. It might be unavoidable in our current fear-culture. I also read a similar book called Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, which I thought was a little better than What to Expect.

      The Traditional Cookbook is essential for the nutrition information, to raise a healthy baby. Unfortunately, a large chunk of that book is not about nutrition but rather parenting advice. Fallon might be an expert on nutrition, but she is not an expert on parenting! Her parenting advice is terrible! Because the nutrition advice is so essential, it's one of the most important books to read. Because Fallon oversteps her expertise (nutrtion expert, not child psyc expert) she gets 4 stars.


  2. Thanks for the information.

    I actually did pick up the four edition of What to Expect before I realized there was a fifth edition. So of course I had to get the fifth edition if I wanted my child to be top notch. And then I discovered that there was a What to Expect Before you're Expecting. I though it was a little unusual that there should be so much fuss made about such a natural process, but I bought them all anyways. Silly, I realize now.

    I started reading the books and got advice like "don't smoke cigarettes or meth... But if you do happen to smoke cigarettes or meth before you realize you're pregnant dont worry about it too much, your baby is probably fine."

    I realized the books had little value in the way of advice, so I ditched them.

    I found the traditions cook book helpful, and now Im convinced I need to raise my own dairy cow, pronto. I think this is a more reasonable thing to be concerned with than being sure that my husband and I both get genetically tested before trying to conceive.

    How you desceibe pregnancy apps is hilarious.


    1. Lol! Well done on realizing they were terrible and ditching them! Did you try Baby Catcher? I think that is the best "information" about pregnancy that women need to have a successful birth. Hypnobirthing and Ina Mae Gaskins books made me want to shoot myself, but the psychological aspects of "welcoming the pain" are essential if having a fast, complication free birth is your goal.

      I also dream of having my own dairy cow! (And actually plan to have one this year!) There is a great book on cows called Keeping the Family Cow. Highly recommended.


  3. Thanks so much for your recommendations, and your really excellent blog!
    I will look into both books.


  4. Wow, amazing you have read all those... it is no wonder you sound so intelligent when you speak! You had me at Thunderbolts Project! I'm checking out the "Religion in the Viking Age" now... if you ever get a chance to see the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, I think you would love it, as they have tons of history, and also the Skansen House and Farmstead Museum, which is right next door...they have live craftsmen blowing glass and other trades... and if you are doing all that, I guess you may as well also take a short boat trip to Birka, which is one of the oldest trading centers in Scandinavia... mostly just artifacts now.. my friends live only 15 miles from there.
    Thanks for the list!

    1. I have been to the Vasa museum in Stockholm! And the viking museum in Oslo too. I did not make it to Birka which I really want to do. We actually have visiting Liberstad (in Norway) on our list of things we may do this summer and if we do that we will definitely do the museums over again so Anders can see them. Liberstad doesn't exist yet, but we wanted to meet the people trying to start it.

      Glad you enjoyed the list! I am going to publish a new version soon that lists books by subject. That will make it easier for me to give recommendations.


    2. Oh, and thanks for recommending The Thunderbolts Project! :)

    3. Wow, I had not heard of Liberstad! "Liberstad will be free from mandatory taxes and fees and you do not need permission to start a business."; I wonder how they are doing that in such a socialist nation... exciting!