Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bibliography by Subject - READING RECOMMENDATIONS!

Bibliography by Subject - READING RECOMMENDATIONS!

 

 

Here is a second version of my bibliography that will be more useful for reading recommendations.


*If you want to check out my for-myself reviews, go to GoodReads.com or 
click here.

*This list was last updated Jan 2019

 

KEY

Books in red are what I consider to be the most important books in each category.

Books in blue highly recommend.

Books in light blue I recommend with reservations or I recommend, but they are just not as important as the books in the other blue or red.

Books in gray I have rated as 1-star for being incorrect, irrational or just bad.



ON *MARRIAGE, *COUPLEHOOD, *SEX

Abraham, Laurie: The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group

Branden, Nathaniel: Honoring the Self

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

Chang, Stephen Thomas: The Tao of Sexology: The Book of Infinite Wisdom

Christakis, Nicholas A.: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How...

Coontz, Stephanie: Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered...

Crittenden, Ann: The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still...

Farrell, Warren: The Myth of Male Power

Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique

Gilbert, Roberta M.: The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory

Glasser, William: Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

Goleman, Daniel: Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Gray, Peter B.: Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior

Hendrix, Harville: Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

Hastings, Anne Stirling: Create New Love: How Men and Women Can Prepare for a Lasting...

Kane, Ariel: How to Create a Magical Relationship: The 3 Simple Ideas that Will...

Levine, Amir: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment

Malinowshi, Bronislaw: The Sexual Life of Savages

Masters, William H. and Virginia E. Johnson: Heterosexuality

Murray, Charles: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Parker-Pope: Tara: For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage

Perel, Ester: Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic

Peterson, Jordan B. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Non-Violent Communication

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Wallace, Carol: All Dressed in White: The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding

Ted Talks

Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet Enables Intimacy 

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability 

Cindy Gallop: Make Love, Not Porn 

Dan Dennett: Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny 

Alice Dreger: Is Anatomy Destiny? 

Helen Fisher: Why We Love and Cheat

Caroline Heldman: The Sexy Lie (tedx talk)

Mary Roach: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasm 

 

ON *STARTING A FAMILY

Bombardieri, Merle: The Baby Decision: How to Make the Most Important Decision of Your...

Caplan, Bryan: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work...

Engel, Beverly: The Parenthood Decision: Discovering Whether You Are Ready and Willing...

Maier, Corinne: No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children

Peterson, Jordan B. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

 

ON *MOTHERHOOD, *WOMEN, *HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

Branden, Nathaniel: A Woman's Self-Esteem

Cable, Mary: The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America

Crittenden, Ann: The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still...

Fey, Tina: Bossypants

Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique

Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved

Kornblut, Anne: Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What it...

McCullough, Bonnie Runyan: Totally Organized

Rose, Elizabeth R.: A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890-1960

Schlessinger, Laura: In Praise of Stay-at-Home-Moms

Waldman, Ayelet: Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and...


ON *FATHERHOOD, *MEN, *BOYS, *MASCULINITY

Ellul, Jacques: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Farrell, Warren: The Myth of Male Power

Grossman, Dave: On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and...

Gurian, Michael: Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls – Elementary Level…

Kindlon, Dan: Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
Peterson, Jordan B. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Silverstein, Olga: The Courage to Raise Good Men

Sommers, Christina Hoff: The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are…

 

ON *PREGNANCY, *BIRTH

Cassidy, Tina: Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born

Dick-Read, Grantly: Childbirth Without Fear

Gaskin, Ina May: Spiritual Midwifery

Hoang, Letrinh: Osteopathy for Children: Holistic and Natural Treatments for the...

Mendelsohn, Robert S.: How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor

Morell, Sally Fallon: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

Murkoff, Heidi, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway: What to Expect When You're Expecting

Paul, Annie Murphy: Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

Planck, Nina: Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and...

Pottenger, Francis Marion: Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition

Price, Weston A.: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and...

Shettles, Landrum B: How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: Fully Revised and Updated

Simkin, Penny, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn

Torborg, Jen: Your Best Body After Baby: A Postpartum Guide to Exercise, Sex, and Pelvic…

Torborg, Jen: Your Best Pregnancy Every: 9 Healthy Habits to Empower You in Pregnancy…

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

documentaries

Pregnant in America

The Business of Being Born

papers

Gottlieb, Gilbert: On the Epigenetic Evolution of Species-Specific Perception: The Developmental...

 

ON *BABY HEALTH, *VACCINES

Curtis, Glade B.: Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week

Mendelsohn, Robert S.: How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor

Morell, Sally Fallon: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

Sears, Robert: The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child

Simkin, Penny, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn

Murkoff, Heidi, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway: What to Expect When You're Expecting

documentaries

The Greater Good

Vaxxed

 

ON *BABY SLEEP

Curtis, Glade B.: Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week

Ferber, Richard: Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems

Gerber, Magda: Caring for Infants with Respect

Gerber, Magda: Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities...

Hoang, Letrinh: Osteopathy for Children: Holistic and Natural Treatments for the...

Huggins, Hal A.: Why Raise Ugly Kids? How You Can Fulfill Your Child’s Health

Karp, Harvey: The Happiest Baby on the Block

McGurk, Linda Akeson: There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's...

Mindell, Jodi A.: Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents...

Pantley, Eliabeth: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through...

Pikler, Emmi: Bulletin Number 14


ON *NURSING, *WEANING, *EATING

Behan, Eileen: The Baby Food Bible: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On

Curtis, Glade B.: Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week

Gerber, Magda: Caring for Infants with Respect

Haskvitz, Sylvia: Eat by Choice, Not by Habit

Kendall-Trackett, Kathleen: Breastfeeding Made Simple

Morell, Sally Fallon: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

Nagel, Ramiel: Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition

Pikler, Emmi: Bulletin Number 14

Rapley, Gill: Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food

Roth, Geneen: Women, Food and God

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

Simkin, Penny, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn

 

ON *POTTY TRAINING

Bauer, Ingrid: Diaper Free

Boucke, Laurie: Infant Potty Basics: With or Without Diapers the Natural Way

Gross-Loh, Christine: The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative

Lekovic, Jill M.: Diaper Free Before 3: The Healthier Way to Toilet Train and Help...


ON *TEENS

Cohen-Sandler, Roni: Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure

Epstein, Robert: The Case Against Adolescence 

Faber, Adele: How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

Glasser, William: Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

Holt, John: Escape From Childhood

Kardaras, Nicholas: Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids

Levine, Judith: Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex

Neufeld, Gordon: Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Petten, Vanessa Van: You're Grounded!: How to Stop Fighting and Make the Teenage Years Easier

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Simmons, Rachel: The Curse of the Good Girl...

Silverstein, Olga: The Courage to Raise Good Men

Zelizer, Viviana A.: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of

 

ON *CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, *DEVELOPMENT, *PARENTING

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

Bell-Villada, Gene H.: Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads...

Bettelheim, Bruno: The Uses of Enchantment

Boland, Sue Erikson: In the Shadow of Fame

Brock, Barbara: Living Outside the Box

Bronson, Po: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

Brown, Brené: The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion...

Cable, Mary: The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America

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

Cartmell, Todd: Keep the Siblings Lose the Rivalry: 10 Steps to Turn Your Kids into Teammates

Chua, Amy: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Cohen, Lawrence J.: Playful Parenting

Cohen-Sandler, Roni: Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure

Coulter, Dee Joy: Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

Crowther, Ruth: Manly Manners

Curtis, Glade B.: Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week

DeMause, Lloyd: The History of Childhood: The Untold Story of Child Abuse

Dobson, James C.: The New Strong-Willed Child

Druckerman, Pamela: Brining Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of...

Epstein, Robert: The Case Against Adolescence 

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...

Fine, Cordelia: Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism...

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...

Galinsky, Ellen: Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Gerber, Magda: Caring for Infants with Respect

Gerber, Magda: Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural...

Gerber, Magda (edited by): The Resources for Infant Educarers

Gilbert, Roberta M.: The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory

Ginott, Haim: Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic that Revolutionized...

Glasser, William: Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

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

Grossman, Dave: On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and...

Gurian, Michael: Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls – Elementary Level…

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

Hausner, Lee: Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families

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...

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: The Needs and Rights of Children

Holt, John: How Children Learn

Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved

Ingall, Marjorie: Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful...

Kardaras, Nicholas: Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids

Karp, Harvey: The Happiest Baby on the Block

Karp, Harvey: The Happiest Toddler on the Block

Katch, Jane: Under Deadman's Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play

Katie, Byron: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Kendall, Frances: Super Parents, Super Children

Kevill-Davies, Sally: Yesterday's Children: The Antiques and History of Childcare

Kindlon, Dan: Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

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

Kream, Rue, Parenting a Free Child: An Unschooled Life

Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko: Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

Kusserow, Adrie: American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three...

Lawlis, Frank: The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential

Leo, Pam: Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion...

Levine, Judith: Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex

Levine, Madeline: The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage...

Lewis, Charlie: Children's Early Understanding of Mind: Origins and Development

LLewellyn, Grace: Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School Tell Their Own Stories

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

Lythcott-Haims, Julie: How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and...

Markham, Laura: Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

McGurk, Linda Akeson: There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's...

Miller, Alice: Prisoners of Childhood

Miller, Serena B.: More than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting

Montessori, Maria: Education for a New World

Montessori, Maria: The Child in the Family

Montessori, Maria: The Secret of Childhood

Morele, Anny: Children Have Rights

Neill, A.S.: Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood

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

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...

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

Phelan, Thomas 1.: 1-2-3 Magic

Pikler, Emmi: Bulletin Number 14

Ripley, Amanda: The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Raising Children Compassionately

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Saltz, Gail: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Schlessinger, Laura: In Praise of Stay-at-Home-Moms

Shumaker, Heather: It's Okay NOT to Share

Silverstein, Olga: The Courage to Raise Good Men

Simmons, Rachel: The Curse of the Good Girl...

Skenazy, Lenore: Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without...

Solter, Aletha Jauch: Tears and Tantrums: What to Do When Babies and Children Cry

Stallman, David: Harmony in the House: A Family Values Model

Steiner, Rudolf: The Kingdom of Childhood

Stephens, Flint J.: Mormon Parenting Secrets: Time-Tested Methods for Raising...

Teich, Jessica: Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise Your Child in a Complex...

Thompson, Rebecca: Consciously Parenting: What it Really Takes to Raise Emotionally...

Tobin, Joseph: Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

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

Zande, Irene Van Der: 1, 2, 3... the Toddler Years: A Practical Guide for Parents...

Zelizer, Viviana A.: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of

documentaries

Babies

On Their Own With Our Help (RIE)

See How They Move (RIE)

See How They Play (RIE)

Seeing Infants With New Eyes (RIE)

The Baby Human 1

The Baby Human 2

papers

Gottlieb, Gilbert: On the Epigenetic Evolution of Species-Specific Perception: The Developmental...

 

ON *EDUCATION

Bauer, Susan Wise: The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

Brock, Barbara: Living Outside the Box

Bronson, Po: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

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

Coulter, Dee Joy: Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

Counts, George S.: Dare the School Build a New Social Order

Ellul, Jacques: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Engelmann, Siegfried: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Gatto, John Taylor: The Underground History of American Education

Gediman, Corinne L.: Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory

Golden, Daniel: Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit...

Gurian, Michael: Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls – Elementary Level…

Harris, Judith Rich: The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

Hainstock, Elizabeth G.: Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years

Havelock, Ronald: The Change Agent's Guide to Innovation in Education

Herrnstein, Richard J.: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Hofstadter, Richard: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Holt, John: Escape From Childhood

Holt, John: How Children Learn

Illich, Ivan: Deschooling Society

Iserbyt, Charlotte Thomson: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America...

Jensen, Eric: Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains...

Kardaras, Nicholas: Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids

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...

Kream, Rue, Parenting a Free Child: An Unschooled Life

Kusserow, Adrie: American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three...

Lawlis, Frank: The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential

Lewis, Charlie: Children's Early Understanding of Mind: Origins and Development

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

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

Martin, Dayna: Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begin, Revised Edition 2

Montessori, Maria: Education for a New World

Montessori, Maria: The Child in the Family

Montessori, Maria: The Secret of Childhood

Neill, A.S.: Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood

Palmer, David: Parents' Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education: All You Need to Know...

Paul, Ron: The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System

Peikoff, Leonard: Teaching Johnny to Think

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...

Pitamic, Maja: Child's Play: Montessori Games and Activities for Your Baby and Toddler

Pulliam, John D: The History and Social Foundations of American Education

Ripley, Amanda: The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Rand, Ayn: Comprachicos (essay)

Robinson, Ken: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Saltz, Gail: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Sigman, Aric: Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives

Steinberg, Jacques: The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

Steiner, Rudolf: The Kingdom of Childhood

Stier, Debbie: The Perfect Score: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT

Sommers, Christina Hoff: The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are…

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Society

Tobin, Joseph: Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

Whiteley, Michael D.: Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating Your...

Zelizer, Viviana A.: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of…

documentaries & Ted Talks

Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity

Kiran Sethi: Kids, Take Charge

Sugata Mitra: Kids Can Teach Themselves

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

papers

Gottlieb, Gilbert: On the Epigenetic Evolution of Species-Specific Perception: The Developmental...


ON *FANTASY, *STORY-TELLING, *THEORY OF MIND

Bettelheim, Bruno: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Boghossian, Paul: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

Campbell, Joeseph: Myth and the Individual (lecture series)

Campbell, Joeseph: The Hero with a Thousand Faces 

Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth

Coulter, Dee Joy: Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

Ellul, Jacques: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Fromberg, Doris Pronin: Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings

Gottschall, Jonathan: The Literary Animal: The Evolution and the Nature of Narrative

Hagen, Uta: A Challenge for the Actor

Katch, Jane: Under Deadman's Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play

Kohlberg, Lawrence: The Philosophy of Moral Development: Moral Stages and the Idea of Justice

Jensen, Eric: Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains...

Lewis, Charlie: Children's Early Understanding of Mind: Origins and Development

Lillard, Angeline Stoll: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

Mann, Frederick, The Anatomy of Slavespeak

Marks, Dara: Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc

Montessori, Maria: Education for a New World

Montessori, Maria: The Child in the Family

Montessori, Maria: The Secret of Childhood

Paley, Vivian Gussin: A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play

Peikoff, Leonard: Teaching Johnny to Think

Rand, Ayn: Comprachicos (essay)

Rand, Ayn: Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Ripley, Amanda: The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Sainsbury, R.M.: Fiction and Fictionalism

Singer, Jerome L: Daydreaming and Fantasy

Smilansky, Sara: The Effects Of Sociodramatic Play On Disadvantaged Preschool Children 

Thomasson, Amie L., Fiction and Metaphysics

Tobin, Joseph: Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

Winnicott, D.W.: Playing and Reality

Žižek, Slavoj: The Plague of Fantasies

Zunshine, Lisa: Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel

 

ON *IQ, *HIGH IQ PSYCHOLOGY, *GIFTED CHILDREN

Daniels, Susan: Living with Intensity

Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

Herrnstein, Richard J.: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Lawlis, Frank: The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential

Larche, Maggie M.: The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer...

Miller, Alice: Prisoners of Childhood
Murray, Charles: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Palmer, David: Parents' Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education: All You Need to Know...

Perlmutter, David: Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ Up to 30 Points and...

Quinn, Karen: Testing for Kindergarten: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests...

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Saltz, Gail: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Society

 

ON PHYSICAL *HEALTH, *SCIENCE, *NUTRITION, *DNA (NATURE)

Balch, James F.: Prescription for Natural Cures

Balch, Phyllis A.: Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Behan, Eileen: The Baby Food Bible: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On

Bennett, Connie and Stephen Sinatra: Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can...

Blanc, Paul D.: How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace

Blaylock, Russell L. and George R. Schwartz:  Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills 

Buhner, Stephen Harrod: Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

Caldarelli, Guido: Networks: A Very Short Introduction

Campbell-McBride, Natasha: GAPS Stories

Cherniske, Stephen: Caffeine Blues: Wake Up to the Hidden Dangers of America's #1 Drug

Cordain, Loren: The Paleo Diet

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...

Diamond, Harvey: Fit for Life

Douglass, William Campbell: The Milk Book

Fitzgerald, Randall: The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your...

Francis, Richard C.: Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance

Fulder, Stephen: The Ginger Book: The Ultimate Home Remedy

Gayre, Robert: Brewing Mead: Wassail! In Masers of Mead: The Intriguing History of the...

Gokhale, Esther: 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in...

Gordain, Loren: The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were...

Grohman, Joann S.: Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale Holistic...

Grosvenor, Mary B.: Nutrition: From Science To Life

Guiliano, Mireille: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure 

Gullo, Stephen: Thin Tastes Better 

Haskvitz, Sylvia: Eat by Choice, Not by Habit

Hendel, Amy: Fat Families, Thin Families: How to Save Your Family

Hoang, Letrinh: Osteopathy for Children: Holistic and Natural Treatments for the...

Huggins, Hal A.: Why Raise Ugly Kids? How You Can Fulfill Your Child’s Health

Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved

Hunter, Beatrice Trum: Probiotic Foods for Good Health

Inaba, Darryl S.: Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Physical And Mental Effects Of...

Julien, Ronni: The Trans Fat Free Kitchen: Simple  Recipes, Shopping Guide and Restaurant Tips

Karr-Morse, Robin: Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease

Katz, Sandor Ellix: Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Cultured Foods

Loyd, Alexander: The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, and...

McKeown, Patrick: Buteyko Meets Dr Mew, Buteyko Method for Teenagers, Also...

Mendelsohn, Robert S.: How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor

Menzel, Peter: Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects

Mintz, Sisney: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Morell, Sally Fallon: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically...

Morell, Sally Fallon: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

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

Olmstead, Larry: Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and...

Pagano, John O.A.: Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative

Planck, Nina: Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and...

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...

Rapley, Gill: Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food

Roth, Geneen: Women, Food and God

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Salatin, Joel: Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front

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...

Schlosser, Eric: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Schmid, Ron: The Untold Story of Milk

Schramm, Ken: The Complete Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine from Your...

Sears, Robert: The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child

Singer, Katie: Honoring Our Cycles: A Natural Family Planning Workbook

Sisson, Mark: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation...

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

Tannahill, Reay: Food in History 

Thomas, Pat: What's In This Stuff?

Thusius, Angelika: Kentro Body Balance: The Secret Pleasures of Posture

Torborg, Jen: Your Best Body After Baby: A Postpartum Guide to Exercise, Sex, and Pelvic…

Torborg, Jen: Your Best Pregnancy Every: 9 Healthy Habits to Empower You in Pregnancy…

Trudeau, Kevin: Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About

documentaries

An Inconvenient Truth

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Dying to Have Known

Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

Frontline: Sick Around America

Frontline: Sick Around the World

Frontline: The Medicated Child

Frontline: The Vaccine War

Inside the Living Body

Killer at Large: Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat

King Corn

Kings of Pastry

March of the Penguins

No Impact Man

Orgasm, Inc.

Our Daily Bread

Sicko

Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Super Size Me

The Future of Food

The Science of Sex Appeal

What the Bleep Do We Know?

papers

Gottlieb, Gilbert: On the Epigenetic Evolution of Species-Specific Perception: The Developmental...


ON *SOCIAL CLASS, *MONEY

Bodnar, Janet: Raising Money Smart Kids: What They Need to Know About Money and How...

Boehm, Christopher: Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior

Fussell, Paul: Class: A Guide Through the American Status System

Godfrey, Joline: Raising Financially Fit Kids

Hausner, Lee: Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families

Hausner, Lee: The Legacy Family: The Definitive Guide to Creating a Successful...

Herrnstein, Richard J.: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved

Jensen, Barbara: Reading Classes

Jensen, Eric: Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains...

Kiyosaki, Robert T: Rich Dad's Escape from the Rat Race: How to Become a Rich Kid by...

Kusserow, Adrie: American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three...

Lansberg, Ivan: Succeeding Generations: Realizing the Dream of Families in Business

Levine, Madeline: The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage...

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group…

Murray, Charles: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living

O'Hara, William T.: Centuries of Success

Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right

Redbeard, Ragnar: The Sayings of Redbeard

Riahi-Belkaoui, Ahmed: Social Status Matters

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Stanley, Thomas: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Taylor, Edmond: The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order 1905-1922

Tennant, Christopher: The Official Filthy Rich Handbook

Thorndike Jr., Joseph J.: The Very Rich: A History of Wealth

West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies

Willis, Thayer Cheatham: Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth: A Life Guide for Inheritors

documentaries

Born Rich: The Children of the Insanely Wealthy

The Aristocrats: The Rothschilds

The Last Dukes 


ON *FAMILY, *DYNASTIES, *TRADITIONS

Angus, Patricia: Pritzker Family Enterprise: A Family Governance Case Study

Aries, Philippe: Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

Bladridge, Letitia: New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette

Boland, Sue Erikson: In the Shadow of Fame

Bonner, Bill: Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years

Brenner, Joel Glen: Life on Mars: The Mars Family Saga Has All the Classic Elements (article)

Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth

Clark, Gregory: The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

Cohen, Shayne J.D.: The Jewish Family in Antiquity

Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique

Fussell, Paul: Class: A Guide Through the American Status System

Harris, Judith Rich: The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

Hausner, Lee: The Legacy Family: The Definitive Guide to Creating a Successful...

Horwitz, Steven: Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social..

Hughes Jr., James E.: Family: The Compact Among Generations

Kenyon-Rouvinez, Denise H.: Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family...

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group…

MacDonald, Kevin: Separation and Its Discontents Toward an Evolutionary Theory of…

MacDonald, Kevin: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish…

Morrison, Dorothy: Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth

Lansberg, Ivan: Succeeding Generations: Realizing the Dream of Families in Business

Nietzsche, Friedrich: On the Genealogy of Morality & Other Writings

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Twilight of the Idols

Neufeld, Gordon: Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

O'Hara, William T.: Centuries of Success

Pfeffer, Wendy: The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right

Redbeard, Ragnar: The Sayings of Redbeard

Rogers, Nicholas: Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night

Rose, Elizabeth R.: A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890-1960

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Schlessinger, Laura: In Praise of Stay-at-Home-Moms

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Stanley, Thomas: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Stearns, Peter N.: Childhood in World History

Taylor, Edmond: The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order 1905-1922

Thompson, Jennifer Trainer: The Joy of Family Traditions...

Thorndike Jr., Joseph J.: The Very Rich: A History of Wealth

Triandis, Harry C: Individualism and Collectivism

Wade, Nicholas: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History

Wallace, Carol: All Dressed in White: The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding

West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies

Willis, Thayer Cheatham: Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth: A Life Guide for Inheritors

Zelizer, Viviana A.: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of

Zilg, Gerlad Colby: Dupont: Behind the Nylon Curtain

documentaries

Born Rich: The Children of the Insanely Wealthy


ON *RACE (NURTURE), *CULTURE, *THIRD CULTURE KIDS

Beale, Fleur: Sins of the Father: The Long Shadow of a Religious Cult

Bell-Villada, Gene H.: Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads...

Bushong, Lois: Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile

Harris, Judith Rich: The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

Jensen, Eric: Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains...

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group

MacDonald, Kevin: Separation and Its Discontents Toward an Evolutionary Theory of…

MacDonald, Kevin: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish…

Murray, Charles: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Anderson, John Louis: Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Triandis, Harry C: Individualism and Collectivism

Wade, Nicholas: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History

 

ON *ADULT PSYCHOLOGY, *PHILOSOPHY, *RELIGION

Abraham, Laurie: The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group

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

Aries, Philippe: The Hour of Our Death

Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations

Beale, Fleur: Sins of the Father: The Long Shadow of a Religious Cult

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

Berger, Arthur Asa: Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor

Blanton, Brad: Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

Block, Walter: The Case for Discrimination

Boehm, Christopher: Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior

Boghossian, Paul: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

Boland, Sue Erikson: In the Shadow of Fame

Boothman, Nicholas: How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

Branden, Nathaniel: A Woman's Self-Esteem

Branden, Nathaniel: Honoring the Self

Branden, Nathaniel: Taking Responsibility

Branden, Nathaniel: My Years With Ayn Rand

Branden, Nathaniel: The Art of Living Consciously

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

Bushong, Lois: Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile

Byrne, Rhonda: The Secret

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, Joeseph: Myth and the Individual (lecture series)

Campbell, Joeseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces 

Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth

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

Christakis, Nicholas A.: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How...

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

Clason, George S.: The Richest Man in Babylon

Cohen, Shayne J.D.: The Jewish Family in Antiquity

Coulter, Dee Joy: Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

Covey, Stephen R.: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People 

Covey, Stephen R.: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit

Daniels, Susan: Living with Intensity

Dehaene, Stanislas: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our...

Goleman, Daniel: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Goleman, Daniel: Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Dweck, Carol S.: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Ehrman, Bart D.: The Triumph of Christianity: How a Small Band of Outcasts Conquered...

Ellul, Jacques: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Epicurus: The Essential Epicurus

Erikson, Erik H.: The Life Cycle Completed

Ferriss, Timothy: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Fine, Cordelia: Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism...

Foucault, Michel: The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction

Frankl, Viktor E.: Man's Search for Meaning

Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique

Gilbert, Roberta M.: The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory

Glasser, William: Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

Gordon, Mordechai: Humor, Laughter and Human Flourishing: A Philosophical Exploration...

Gottwald, Norman K.: The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction

Greene, Robert: The Art of Seduction 

Gray, Peter B.: Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior

Grossman, Dave: On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and...

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...

Havelock, Ronald: The Change Agent's Guide to Innovation in Education

Hay, Louise L.: The Power Is Within You

Herrnstein, Richard J.: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Hofstadter, Richard: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved

Hunter, Edward: Brainwashing

Kane, Ariel: How to Create a Magical Relationship: The 3 Simple Ideas that Will...

Karr-Morse, Robin: Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease

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

Kelley, David: A Theory of Abstraction

Kelley, David: Myths About Ayn Rand

Kierkegaard, Soren: Fear and Trembling

Kingston, Karen: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

Kohlberg, Lawrence: The Philosophy of Moral Development: Moral Stages and the Idea of Justice

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth: Death: The final Stage of Growth

Kusher, Harold S.: Overcoming Life's Disappointments: Learning from Moses How to Cope with...

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...

Levine, Amir: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment

Lindstrom, Martin: Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and...

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group… 

MacDonald, Kevin: Separation and Its Discontents Toward an Evolutionary Theory of…

MacDonald, Kevin: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish…

Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince

Mann, Frederick, The Anatomy of Slavespeak

Masters, William H. and Virginia E. Johnson: Heterosexuality

Mayhew, Robert: Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A

McGonigal, Kelly: The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters...

McMahon, Darrin M.: Divine Fury: A History of Genius

McMahon, Darrin M.: Happiness: A History

Mesquita, Brude Bueno de: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always...

Miller, Alice: Prisoners of Childhood

Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living

Neimeyer, Robert A.: Constructivism in Psychotherapy

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Human, All Too Human

Nietzsche, Friedrich: On the Genealogy of Morality & Other Writings

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Twilight of the Idols

Nietzsche, Frederich: Untimely Meditations

Ortega y Gasset, Jose: The Revolt of the Masses

Patent, Arnold M.: You Can Have It All

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...

Peterson, Jordan B. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Plato: Apology

Quinn, Daniel: The Story of B (The 100 pages of philosophy at the end of this fiction book)

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

Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right

Redbeard, Ragnar: The Sayings of Redbeard

Riahi-Belkaoui, Ahmed: Social Status Matters

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

Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Non-Violent Communication

Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Speaking Peace: Connecting With Others Through Nonviolent...

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...

Saltz, Gail: The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Schopenhauer, Arthur: The Wisdom of Life

Schwartz, Barry: The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

Seneca: On the Shortness of Life

Shames, Laurence: Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Society

Storr, Anthony: Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Snorri, Sturluson: The Prose Edda

Szasz, Thomas: The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

Szasz, Thomas: The Myth of Psychotherapy

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Thoreau, Henry David: Walden

Tolle, Eckhart: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose 

Torres, Louis: What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand

Triandis, Harry C: Individualism and Collectivism

Wade, Joel F.: Mastering Happiness: Ten Principles for Practicing a More Fulfilling Life

Washburn, LK: Is the Bible Worth Reading

Winget, Larry: Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life 

Wu, Tim: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

documentaries

Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet Enables Intimacy (ted talk)

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (ted talk)

Cindy Gallop: Make Love, Not Porn (ted talk)

Dan Dennett: Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny (ted talk)

Alice Dreger: Is Anatomy Destiny? (ted talk)

Helen Fisher: Why We Love and Cheat (ted talk)

Rufus Griscom & Alisa Vokman: Let's Talk Parenting Taboos (ted talk)

Caroline Heldman: The Sexy Lie (tedx talk)

John Hodgman: Aliens, Love -- Where Are They? (ted talk)

Mary Roach: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasm (ted talk)

Julia Sweeny Has 'The Talk' (ted talk)

The Science of Sex Appeal

Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom Made Thailand a Better Place (ted talk)

Paul Zak: Trust, Morality and Oxytocin (ted talk)

What the Bleep Do We Know

 

ON *POLITICS, *SOCIETY, *HIERARCHY

Anderson, John Louis: Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths

Aries, Philippe: Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

Assange, Julian: When Google Met Wikileaks

Baldridge, Letitia: New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette

Becker, Gavin de: The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence

Boehm, Christopher: Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior

Booth, Michael: The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

Block, Walter: The Case for Discrimination

Caldarelli, Guido: Networks: A Very Short Introduction

Campbell, Joeseph: Myth and the Individual (lecture series)

Campbell, Joeseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces 

Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth

Carabini, Louis E.: Inclined to Liberty: The Futile Attempt to Suppress the Human Spirit

Carnegie, Dale: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Christakis, Nicholas A.: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How...

Cicero, Quintus Tullius: How to Win an Election

Collins, Skyler J.: Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting

Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs, and Steel

Diamond, Jared: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Ehrman, Bart D.: The Triumph of Christianity: How a Small Band of Outcasts Conquered...

Ellul, Jacques: Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Epicurus: The Essential Epicurus

Farrell, Warren: The Myth of Male Power

Foucault, Michel: Discipline and Punish

Fukuyama, Francis: The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French...

Fussell, Paul: Class: A Guide Through the American Status System

Gladwell, Malcom: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Golden, Daniel: Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit...

Greene, Robert: The 48 Laws of Power

Greene, Robert: The Art of Seduction 

Hewlett, Barry: Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental...

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

Ibrahim, Zuraidah: Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

Jensen, Barbara: Reading Classes

Katie, Byron: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Kelly, Dr. Robert L.: The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum

Kornblut, Anne: Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What it...

Lander, Christian: Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

Locke, John: A Letter Concerning Toleration: Humbly Submitted

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group…

MacDonald, Kevin: Separation and Its Discontents Toward an Evolutionary Theory of…

MacDonald, Kevin: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish…

Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince

Mann, Frederick, The Anatomy of Slavespeak

Maycock, Kendall: Switzerland Culture Smart: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

McKibben, Bill: Hope, Human, and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth

Mesquita, Brude Bueno de: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always...

More, Thomas: Utopia

Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Human, All Too Human

Nietzsche, Friedrich: On the Genealogy of Morality & Other Writings

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Twilight of the Idols

Olmstead, Larry: Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and...

Ortega y Gasset, Jose: The Revolt of the Masses

Peikoff, Leonard: The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out

Peterson, Jordan B. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Plato: Apology

Plato: Crito

Plato: Republic

Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates

Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right

Redbeard, Ragnar: The Sayings of Redbeard

Roraff, Susan: Culture Shock! Chile

Rothbard, Murray N.: For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Schmidtz, David and Robert E. Goodin: Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Society

Stanley, Thomas: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Szasz, Thomas: The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

Szasz, Thomas: The Myth of Psychotherapy

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Taylor, Edmond: The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order 1905-1922

Thoreau, Henry David: Walden

Thorndike Jr., Joseph J.: The very Rich: A History of Wealth

Thornton, Allen: Laws of the Jungle

Triandis, Harry C: Individualism and Collectivism

Wade, Nicholas: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History

West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies

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

Zelizer, Viviana A.: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of

Zilg, Gerlad Colby: Dupont: Behind the Nylon Curtain

 

ON *HISTORY, *ANTHROPOLOGY

Adams, Simon: Illustrated Atlas of World History

Anonymous: The Saga of the Volsungs

Aries, Philippe: Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

Armour, Margaret: The Song of the Nibelungs

Artisson, Robin: The Words of Odin: A New Rendering of Havamal for the Present Age

Asala, Joanne: Swedish Proverbs

Bauer, Susan Wise: The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion

Belt, Thomas: The Naturalist in Nicaragua

Brown, Nancy Marie: The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

Boehm, Christopher: Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior

Byock, Jesse L.: Viking Age Iceland

Cable, Mary: The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America

Campbell, Duncan B.: Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome's Battle at the Edge of the World

Campbell, Joeseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth

Carver, Martin: The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300

Cassidy, Tina: Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born

Clark, Gregory: The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

Cohen, Shayne J.D.: The Jewish Family in Antiquity

Coontz, Stephanie: Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered...

Dando-Collins, Stephen: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to...

DeMause, Lloyd: The History of Childhood: The Untold Story of Child Abuse

Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs, and Steel

Diamond, Jared: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Ehrman, Bart D.: The Triumph of Christianity: How a Small Band of Outcasts Conquered...

Foucault, Michel: Discipline and Punish

Foucault, Michel: The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction

Fukuyama, Francis: The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French...

Gatto, John Taylor: The Underground History of American Education

Gayre, Robert: Brewing Mead: Wassail! In Masers of Mead: The Intriguing History of the...

Gottwald, Norman K.: The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction

Greenblatt, Stephen: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Hewlett, Barry: Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental...

Horace: Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica

Hofstadter, Richard: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Hrdy, Sarah: Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Hrdy, Sarah: The Woman That Never Evolved

Hushcroft, Richard: Expulsion: England’s Jewish Solution

Ingall, Marjorie: Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful...

Iserbyt, Charlotte Thomson: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America...

Dr. Robert L. Kelly: The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum

Kevill-Davies, Sally: Yesterday's Children: The Antiques And History Of Childcare

Kenyon-Rouvinez, Denise H.: Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family...

Lee, Richard B.: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers

Macaulay, David: Castle

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group…

Malinowshi, Bronislaw: The Sexual Life of Savages

McEvedy, Colin: New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

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

Miller, Serena B.: More than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting

Mintz, Sisney: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Mintz, Steven: Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood

Monmouth, Geoffrey of: The History of the Kings of Britain

Murray, Charles: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks

Oliver, Neil: A History of Ancient Britain

Ortega y Gasset, Jose: The Revolt of the Masses

Plutarch: Plutarch’s Lives

Rose, Elizabeth R.: A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890-1960

Rushton, Philippe J.: Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History

Sloane, Eric: A Reverence for Wood

Sloane, Eric: Diary of an Early American Boy

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Snorri, Sturluson: The Prose Edda

Sykes, Bryan: Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

Tacitus: Agricola / Germania / Dialogue on Oratory

Tannahill, Reay: Food in History 

Taylor, Edmond: The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order 1905-1922

Thorndike Jr., Joseph J.: The very Rich: A History of Wealth

Tobin, Joseph: Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

Tovey, D’Blossiers: Anglia Judaica, or A History of the Jews in England

Trumble, Angus: A Brief History of the Smile 

West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies

Zelizer, Viviana A.: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of

documentaries

Busting Out (dir Tom Leykis)

Celtic Legends: Irish Legends

Celtic Legends: Scottish Legends

Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (History Channel)

Dark Age England

Dog Town and Z Boys

Jones, Terry: Ancient World

Jones, Terry: Barbarians

Jones, Terry: Medieval Lives

Jones, Terry: The Story of 1

Mythos I, II, and III

Religion in the Viking Age (dir Hurstwic Thorlief)

Stonehenge Decoded

The 1900 House (series)

The Dark Ages

The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual (Cornell University YouTube)

The Viking Age: The Story of Civilization

The Vikings (Nova)

Zeitgeist: The Movie


ON *BIOGRAPHIES, *AUTOBRIOGRAPHES

Beale, Fleur: Sins of the Father: The Long Shadow of a Religious Cult

Boland, Sue Erikson: In the Shadow of Fame

Branden, Nathaniel: My Years With Ayn Rand

Dando-Collins, Stephen: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to...

Fey, Tina: Bossypants

Kendrick, Anna: Scrappy Little Nobody

Kenyon-Rouvinez, Denise H.: Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family...

Moorjani, Anita: Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing

Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living

Shames, Laurence: Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived

Smith, Patrick: Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel...

Thoreau, Henry David: Walden

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

Waldman, Ayelet: Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and...

Wallace, David Foster: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies

Zilg, Gerlad Colby: Dupont: Behind the Nylon Curtain

 

ON *ECONOMICS, *MONEY, *BUSINESS, *POLITICS, *SOCIETY

Allen, David: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity

Angus, Patricia: Pritzker Family Enterprise: A Family Governance Case Study

Assange, Julian: When Google Met Wikileaks

Block, Walter: The Case for Discrimination

Bodnar, Janet: Raising Money Smart Kids: What They Need to Know About Money and How...

Bonner, Bill: Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years

Boothman, Nicholas: How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

Campidonica, Anthony C.: Outsmarting the System: Lower Your Taxes...

Carlyle, Thomas: On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

Christakis, Nicholas A.: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How...

Cialdini, Robert B.: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Cicero, Quintus Tullius: How to Win an Election

Clark, Gregory: The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

Clason, George S.: The Richest Man in Babylon

Collins, Skyler J.: Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting

Dando-Collins, Stephen: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to...

Dennis, Felix: How to Get Rich

Diamond, Jared: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Downs, Paul: Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business

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

Epicurus: The Essential Epicurus

Ferriss, Timothy: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Fey, Tina: Bossypants

Fussell, Paul: Class: A Guide Through the American Status System

Gladwell, Malcom: Outliers: The Story of Success

Gladwell, Malcom: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Godfrey, Joline: Raising Financially Fit Kids

Golden, Daniel: Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit...

Havelock, Ronald: The Change Agent's Guide to Innovation in Education

Herrnstein, Richard J.: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Ibrahim, Zuraidah: Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

Iserbyt, Charlotte Thomson: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America...

Jensen, Barbara: Reading Classes

Kelly, Dr. Robert L: The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum

Kenyon-Rouvinez, Denise H.: Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family...

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: What the Rich Teach Their Children About Money...

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

Lansberg, Ivan: Succeeding Generations: Realizing the Dream of Families in Business

Lindstrom, Martin: Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and...

Luskin, Donald: I am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World...

MacDonald, Kevin B.:  A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group…

MacDonald, Kevin: Separation and Its Discontents Toward an Evolutionary Theory of…

MacDonald, Kevin: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish…

Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince

Mann, Frederick, The Anatomy of Slavespeak

McKibben, Bill: Hope, Human, and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth

Mesquita, Brude Bueno de: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always...

Nearing, Helen: The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living

Nietzsche, Friedrich: On the Genealogy of Morality & Other Writings

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Twilight of the Idols

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Human, All Too Human

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

Paul, Ron: Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

Redbeard, Ragnar: Might is Right

Redbeard, Ragnar: The Sayings of Redbeard

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...

Rose, Larken: How to Be a Successful Tyrant: The Megalomaniac Manifesto

Rothbard, Murray N.: For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

Salatin, Joel: Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front

Schiff, Irwin: How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Race

Sowell, Thomas: Intellectuals and Society

Stanley, Thomas: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Taylor, Edmond: The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order 1905-1922

Thorndike Jr., Joseph J.: The very Rich: A History of Wealth

Tracy, Brian: The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires: How to Achieve Financial...

Triandis, Harry C: Individualism and Collectivism

Wade, Nicholas: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History

West, J.B.: Upstairs at the Whitehouse: My Life with the First Ladies

Wu, Tim: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

Zilg, Gerlad Colby: Dupont: Behind the Nylon Curtain

documentaries

Bowling for Columbine

In Debt We Trust

Justice with Micheal Sandel (Harvard University via iTunes University lecture series)

Maxed Out

No Impact Man

Religulous

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

 

ON *ART, *OBJECTIVE BEAUTY, *SELF-PRESENTATION, *ARCHITECTURE

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

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

Etcoff, Nancy: Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

Hagen, Uta: A Challenge for the Actor

Halbreich, Betty: Secrets of a Fashion Therapist: What You Can Learn Behind the Dressing...

Johnson, Dr. June: You Look Great, But How Do You Sound?

Kingston, Karen: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

Olsen, Scot: The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret

Pollan, Michael: A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder

Rand, Ayn: The Romantic Manifesto

Sloane, Eric: A Reverence for Wood

Torres, Louis: What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand

Pollio, Vitruvius: Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture


ON *OLD AGE, *DEATH, *MORTALITY

Aries, Philippe: The Hour of Our Death

Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations

Brombert, Victor: Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi

Campbell, Joeseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Campbell, Joeseph: The Power of Myth

Cicero, Quintus Tullius: Treatises on Friendship and Old Age

Dawkins, Richard: The Selfish Gene

Erikson, Erik H.: The Life Cycle Completed

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth: Death: The final Stage of Growth

Moorjani, Anita: Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing

Pausch, Randy: The Last Lecture

Rinpoche, Sogyal: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Seneca: On the Shortness of Life

Nietzsche, Friedrich: Twilight of the Idols

documentaries

If You're Not In the Orbit, Eat Breakfast

 

IMPORTANT *FICTION

Allen, JP: Giraffe Juice: The Magic of Making Life Wonderful

Clavell, James: The Children's Story

Heinlein, Robert: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Homer: The Iliad

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 Plays

Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Wilder, 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

Unknown: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Tolkien translation)

Zamyatin, Yevgeny: We