Reading List

Brian Gongol


Reading Lists by Year

All-Time Rankings

Book Author Enjoyability Importance Category Comments
Buffett: Making of an American Capitalist Roger Lowenstein 	5 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Essays of Warren Buffett Cunningham 	5 stars		 stars	Business Some of the most valuable business lessons available anywhere
In Defence of Freedom Margaret Thatcher 	5 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Misbehavior of Markets Mandelbrot and Hudson 	5 stars		 stars	Investing
Nothing is Sacred Robert J. Barro 	5 stars		 stars	Economics
Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide Douglas Adams 	5 stars		 stars	Other
Analects of Confucius Confucius 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Animal Farm George Orwell 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A landmark book for its accessibility and vision
Art of War (abridged) Sun Tzu 	4 stars		 stars	Military
Brave New World Aldous Huxley 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Brave New World Revisited Aldous Huxley 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy Huxley's coda to the original is even more frightening
Capitalism and Freedom Milton Friedman 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Commanding Heights Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw 	4 stars		 stars	Economics How free markets won the 20th Century battle of ideas
Conscience of a Conservative Barry Goldwater 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Carl Sagan 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology How science can save us from our own errors
Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt 	4 stars		 stars	Economics Ought to be mandatory reading
Elements of Style William Strunk and EB White 	4 stars		 stars	Other
Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society Robert J. Barro 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
On Liberty John Stuart Mill 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Rights of Man Thomas Paine 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
1984 George Orwell 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Intelligent Investor Benjamin Graham 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Communist Manifesto Karl Marx and Frederick Engels 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy The arguments are fundamentally flawed; the tragedy is that millions of people died as a result
American Genesis Thomas P. Hughes 	5 stars		 stars	History/Historical Foundations of America's love affair with technology
As I Said to Denis: The Margaret Thatcher book of quotations Iain Dale 	5 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Catch-22 Joseph Heller 	5 stars		 stars	Literature Possibly the funniest book ever written
Dubliners James Joyce 	5 stars		 stars	Literature Delightful reading by an innovative author
On the Wealth of Nations PJ O'Rourke 	5 stars		 stars	Economics
The Baby Boom PJ O'Rourke 	5 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward R. Tufte 	5 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Better ways of displaying information
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 	4 stars		 stars	Literature
All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 make and spend their fortunes Peter Bernstein and Annalyn Swan 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Art of Money Getting Benjamin Franklin 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Babbit Sinclair Lewis 	4 stars		 stars	Literature How upward mobility felt in the 1920s…for those who had access to it
Bill Gates Speaks Janet Lowe 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Built to Last Collins and Porras 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Chaos James Gleick 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Checklist Manifesto Atul Gawande 	4 stars		 stars	Cognition
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits Philip A Fisher 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Copycats Shenkar 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Design of Everyday Things Donald Norman 	4 stars		 stars	Design Why some things are easy to use and others are insufferably complicated
Determinants of Economic Growth Robert J. Barro 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
Disuniting of America Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Dynasties: Fortunes and misfortunes of the world's great family businesses David S. Landes 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Elegant Solution Matthew May 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Envisioning Information Edward R. Tufte 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Get Smarter Seymour Schulich 	4 stars		 stars	Cognition
Hamilton's Blessing John Steele Gordon 	4 stars		 stars	Economics How the national debt came to be and what it means
How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett Cunningham 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Human-Built World Thomas P. Hughes 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
It Can't Happen Here Sinclair Lewis 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A dystopic vision of America and how close we always are to losing our freedom
Jewish Phenomenon Steven Silberger 	4 stars		 stars	Business Recommended for those who have aspirations for themselves and their children
John Bogle on Investing: The first 50 years John C Bogle 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Jungle Upton Sinclair 	4 stars		 stars	History/Historical
King of Cash: The inside story of Lawrence Tisch Winans 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Live to Win Victor Kiam 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography Light, fun motivational reading
Millionaire Next Door Thomas Stanley and William Danko 	4 stars		 stars	Investing Both pleasurable to read and eminently useful
Mystery of Capital Hernando de Soto 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
Nine Nations of North America Joel Garreau 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Ordinary Business of Life Roger Backhouse 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
Relativity Albert Einstein 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Worth reading for a better understanding of a fundamental concept
Science of Success Charles Koch 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Snowball Alice Schroeder 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966 to 2012 Carol Loomis 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography
The New Nationalism Theodore Roosevelt 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
The Road to Serfdom Friedrich Hayek 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
Towards a New Architecture Le Corbusier 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Trust Francis Fukuyama 	4 stars		 stars	Economics Intelligent and insightful, but too long
Visual Explanations Edward R. Tufte 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Warren Buffett Speaks Lowe 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Warren Buffett Way Robert Hagstrom 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Way to Wealth Benjamin Franklin 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Wealth Creators Roy Smith 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Wealthy Barber David Chilton 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Why Buildings Stand Up Mario Salvadori 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Engineering for dummies
Why Flip a Coin? HW Lewis 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology A delightful read about why statistics matter
Why People Believe Weird Things Michael Shermer 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Yes, You Can Get a Financial Life Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
All the President's Men Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Antigone Sophocles 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis 	3 stars		 stars	Literature A probing story about the conflict between doing good on the small scale and doing good for the many
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Banker to the Poor Muhammad Yunus 	3 stars		 stars	Economics A blueprint for pulling millions of people out of poverty
Battle for the Soul of Capitalism John C. Bogle 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Cosmos Carl Sagan 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Probes the origins of everything
Development as Freedom Amartya Sen 	3 stars		 stars	Economics Gets beyond GDP alone as a measure of development
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Free to Choose Milton Friedman 	3 stars		 stars	Economics
Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power, 1653-2000 John Steele Gordon 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the making of the Microsoft empire Wallace and Erickson 	3 stars		 stars	Business Important, but sometimes a drudge to read
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie 	3 stars		 stars	Psychology
Iliad Homer 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Kingsblood Royal Sinclair Lewis 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Perestroika Mikhail Gorbachev 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy Gorbachev really didn't think change would happen so quickly
Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Christian Liberty Martin Luther 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Great Alternatives of Social Thought Terrence Cook 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Imperialism Nikolai (VI) Lenin 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy An extraordinary (and errant) obsession with monopoly
Oration on the Dignity of Man Giovanni Pico della Mirandola 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare 	2 stars		 stars	Literature Overrated, but since everyone overrates it, one can't avoid reading it
The State and Revolution Nikolai (VI) Lenin 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A terrifying blueprint that led to millions of deaths
All the Trouble in the World PJ O'Rourke 	5 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Damn Right: Behind the scenes with Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Charlie Munger Janet Lowe 	5 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Eat the Rich PJ O'Rourke 	5 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Going for It! Victor Kiam 	5 stars		 stars	Business Most motivational books are wastes of paper; this isn't
Anthem Ayn Rand 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A good introduction to Rand's work; much shorter than her epic novels
Asimov Laughs Again Isaac Asimov 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Bachelor Home Companion PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Be My Guest Conrad Hilton 	4 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Brand Warfare David F. D'Alessandro 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Companies that Changed the World Jonathan Mantle 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Dear George George Burns 	4 stars		 stars	Humor Short and witty
Dutch Edmund Morris 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Economical Writing Deirdre McCloskey 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
Edison's Eve Gaby Wood 	4 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Freakonomics Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner 	4 stars		 stars	Economics
Future and its Enemies Virginia Postrel 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy Statism vs. freedom, and why freedom works
Glorious Disaster Middendorf 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
How the Irish Saved Civilization Thomas Cahill 	4 stars		 stars	History/Historical Thought-provoking if probably overindulgent
How to Read a Person Like a Book Gerald Nierenberg and Henry Calero 	4 stars		 stars	Psychology
Ishmael Daniel Quinn 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Peace Kills PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind Al Ries and Jack Trout 	4 stars		 stars	Business Marketing 101 in a nutshell
Public and Private Papers Thomas Jefferson 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw 	4 stars		 stars	Literature
Trademarks Designed by Chermayeff and Geismar Chermayeff and Geismar 	4 stars		 stars	Design
Trademarks of the 20s and 30s Baker and Blik 	4 stars		 stars	Design
Type and Layout Colin Wheildon 	4 stars		 stars	Design
Yes, You Can Be a Successful Income Investor Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
Yes, You Can Time the Market Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth 	4 stars		 stars	Investing
A Long Short War Christopher Hitchens 	3 stars		 stars	Military
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque 	3 stars		 stars	History/Historical
American Political Rhetoric Lawler 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Arnold's Ancient Axioms Edmund Arnold 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Atmosphere Lutgens 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Ben Franklin Factor James C. Humes 	3 stars		 stars	Psychology
Beyond Boom and Crash Robert L. Heilbroner 	3 stars		 stars	Economics
Billions and Billions Carl Sagan 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Body Language Julius Fast 	3 stars		 stars	Psychology
Breakup Lansing Lamont 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy It may be impossible for Canada to stay in one piece; if it breaks apart, what happens next?
Business at the Speed of Thought Bill Gates 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Carson Paul Corkery 	3 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media
Chuck Hagel: Moving forward Berens 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Rich Larry Waschka 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Dragons of Eden Carl Sagan 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Emotional Design: Why we love of or hate everyday things 0 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Epic of Gilgamesh unknown 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Essential Buffett Hagstrom 	3 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Financial Freedom on $5 a Day Chakrapani 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Finnegans Wake (abridged) James Joyce 	3 stars		 stars	Literature The hardest book most people will ever pick up
Flat Tax Dick Armey 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Future as History Robert Heilbroner 	3 stars		 stars	Economics
Future for Investors Jeremy Siegel 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On Catherine McBreen and George Walper 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
History of Technology Luca Fraioli 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology A simple and highly readable primer
How to Be a Successful Executive J. Paul Getty 	3 stars		 stars	Business
How to Invest $50 to $5,000 Nancy Dunnan 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Image By Design Clive Chajet 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Introducing Fascism Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy An "illustrated novel" on the means and practices of fascism; a good primer
Irreconcilable Differences: Ross Perot vs. General Motors Doron Levin 	3 stars		 stars	Business Biography
It's My Party Too Christine Todd Whitman 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Judaism for Dummies Ted Falcon and David Blatner 	3 stars		 stars	Religion
Julius Caesar William Shakespeare 	3 stars		 stars	Literature Thanks a lot, Brutus
Maestro Bob Woodward 	3 stars		 stars	Economics
Midas Touch: The strategies that have made Warren Buffett the world's most successful investor John Train 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Millionaire Mind Thomas Stanley 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Mormon Way of Doing Business Benedict 	3 stars		 stars	Business
My Life and the Principles for Success H. Ross Perot 	3 stars		 stars	Business Biography Title overpromises what the book delivers
Naked Economics Charles Wheelan 	3 stars		 stars	Economics
Oliver Wendell Holmes G. Edward White 	3 stars		 stars	History/Historical
On the Other Hand: Jewish words of wisdom Silverman 	3 stars		 stars	Religion
Origin of Brands Al Ries and Laura Ries 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Pale Blue Dot Carl Sagan 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Why humanity needs to look to space
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Psychology of Speculation Henry Howard Harper 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy 	3 stars		 stars	Military
Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day Joe Scarborough 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Rule of Three Jagdish Sheth and Rajendra Sisodia 	3 stars		 stars	Business Every market has room for three major players; #4 will get squeezed
Salesmanship Applied Paul W. Ivey 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Salmon of Doubt Douglas Adams 	3 stars		 stars	Other
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Spirit to Serve JW Marriott, Jr. 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Stand Out from the Crowd Lipe 	3 stars		 stars	Business
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries 	3 stars		 stars	Business
The Commanders Bob Woodward 	3 stars		 stars	Military
The Uprooted Oscar Handlin 	3 stars		 stars	History/Historical The American immigrant experience in a nutshell
Theodore Roosevelt: His essential wisdom Carol Kelly-Gangi 	3 stars		 stars	Biography
Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell 	3 stars		 stars	Psychology
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 	3 stars		 stars	Literature The movie does it sufficient justice
Trusting the People Bob Dole and Jack Kemp 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
United We Stand H. Ross Perot 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements Mary Buffett and David Clark 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Warren Buffett's Management Secrets Mary Buffett and David Clark 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
What is Your Dangerous Idea? John Brockman 	3 stars		 stars	Other
What Just Happened James Gleick 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Why Buildings Fall Down Matthys Levi and Mario Salvadori 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Why Companies Fail Mark Ingebretsen 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Winning Through Intimidation Peter Ringer 	3 stars		 stars	Business
With No Apologies Barry Goldwater 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
You2 Price Pritchett 	3 stars		 stars	Cognition
100-Mile City Deyan Sudjic 	2 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Accidental Theorist Paul Krugman 	2 stars		 stars	Economics
American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915-1940 David O. Levine 	2 stars		 stars	History/Historical How the American college experience paved the way for the GI Bill, which in turn changed the country
Boiling Point Kevin Phillips 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A mediocre work on the hostility of the American middle class
Energy: A Guidebook Janet Ramage 	2 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Farm Crops Graham Boatfield 	2 stars		 stars	Agriculture
Food, Inc. Peter Pringle 	2 stars		 stars	Agriculture Starts out anti-biotechnology, ends up pro
Lord of the Flies William Golding 	2 stars		 stars	Literature
Mexico: From Independence to Revolution, 1810-1910 W. Dirk Raat 	2 stars		 stars	History/Historical
Simply Management Martin Richenhagen 	2 stars		 stars	Business
Virtue of Selfishness Ayn Rand 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Wal-Mart Way Don Soderquist 	2 stars		 stars	Business
Winning Modern Wars Wesley Clark 	2 stars		 stars	Military
Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Art of the Market Tamarkin and Krantz 	4 stars		 stars	Design
CEO of the Sofa PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Chuck Jones: A flurry of drawings Kenner 	4 stars		 stars	Comic
Fart Proudly Benjamin Franklin 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Give War a Chance PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me Jimmy Breslin 	4 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media Breslin's a fun and engaging writer, even when talking about his stroke
Jim Zabel: I love it, I love it, I love it Jim Zabel 	4 stars		 stars	Biography Jim Zabel was a personal friend and colleague
Leadership Secrets of Atilla the Hun Wess Roberts 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Merchandise Mart Pridmore 	4 stars		 stars	Architecture
Parliament of Whores PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Peril and Promise John Chancellor 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Republican Party Reptile PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Seinfeld Scripts Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
The Bachelor Home Companion PJ O'Rourke 	4 stars		 stars	Humor
Wisdom from the Robber Barons George David Smith and Frederick Dalzell 	4 stars		 stars	Business
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig 	4 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
500-Year Delta Jim Taylor and Watts Wacker 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Futurism
All the Best, George Bush George HW Bush 	3 stars		 stars	Audio Books
Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Call of the Wild Jack London 	3 stars		 stars	Literature
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough Jonathan Tisch 	3 stars		 stars	Business
David Ogilvy: An Autobiography David Ogilvy 	3 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media An advertising man talks about himself
Designing the Total Newspaper Edmund Arnold 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Dirty Jokes and Beer Drew Carey 	3 stars		 stars	Humor
Dynasties of the Seas Lori Ann LaRocco 	3 stars		 stars	Business An interesting review of the shipping business
Elements of Agriculture GF Warren 	3 stars		 stars	Agriculture
Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS Lewis J. Paper 	3 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media
Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Houses Lind 	3 stars		 stars	Architecture
Freefall William and Marilyn Mona Hoffer 	3 stars		 stars	Other
Greed is Good: The Capitalist Pig's Guide to Investing Jonathan Hoenig 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Here's Johnny Ed McMahon 	3 stars		 stars	Humor McMahon's memoir is a little too heavy on the inconsequential
How to Cartoon or Caricature Anyone Mark Linley 	3 stars		 stars	Other
How to Retire Young and Rich Joseph S. Coyle 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
How to Think Like a CEO Debra Benton 	3 stars		 stars	Business
How to Watch TV News Neil Postman, Steve Powers 	3 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media
Iacocca: An Autobiography Lee Iacocca 	3 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business Quentin J. Fleming 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Last Great Ride Brandon Tartikoff 	3 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media How Bill Cosby, Cheers, and ALF took NBC to the top in the 1980s
Like I Was Sayin'… Mike Royko 	3 stars		 stars	Humor Good collection of witty newspaper columns
Magazine Covers David Crowley 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Mastering Layout Stevens 	3 stars		 stars	Design
My Life in Jokes Bob Hope 	3 stars		 stars	Humor
Naked Airport Alastair Gordon 	3 stars		 stars	Design
New Positioning Jack Trout 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Perot: An Unauthorized Biography Todd Mason 	3 stars		 stars	Business Biography
Pleased But Not Satisfied David Sokol 	3 stars		 stars	Business Harmless to good; easily read in an hour
Poor Richard's Guide to E-Mail Publishing Chris Pirillo 	3 stars		 stars	Other
Rants Dennis Miller 	3 stars		 stars	Humor
Ronald Reagan: A Remarkable Life JH Cardigan 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand 	3 stars		 stars	History/Historical
Senator William Jaspersohn 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Size Matters: Effective Graphic Design for Large Amounts of Information Lakshmi Bhaskaran 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Son of Web Pages that Suck Vincent Flanders 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Studies in Design Dresser 	3 stars		 stars	Design
Tabloid Design for the Organizational Press Raymond Dorn 	3 stars		 stars	Design
The Real America Glenn Beck 	3 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Tornado John Stanford 	3 stars		 stars	Science and Technology Obviously more meaningful to Midwesterners than to other Americans
Unemotional Investor Robert Sheard 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
Wizard of Ads Roy H. Williams 	3 stars		 stars	Business
Your Wealth-Building Years Adriane Berg 	3 stars		 stars	Investing
100 Things You're Not Supposed to Know Russ Kick 	2 stars		 stars	Other
A Reporter's Life Walter Cronkite 	2 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media America's anchor has great stories, but he's a terrible writer
Broadcast and Cable Programming Eastman 	2 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media
Buffalo Creek Disaster Gerald M. Stern 	2 stars		 stars	Business
Building Wealth Russ Whitney 	2 stars		 stars	Investing
Buy Your First Home Now Peter Miller 	2 stars		 stars	Investing
Cryptology Buetelspacher 	2 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Designing Direct Mail that Sells Sandra Blum 	2 stars		 stars	Design
Downsize This! Michael Moore 	2 stars		 stars	Audio Books
Faith of My Fathers John McCain 	2 stars		 stars	Audio Books
Financing Real Estate Boykin 	2 stars		 stars	Investing
Four-Hour Work Week Ferriss 	2 stars		 stars	Business Not nearly as useful as it should be
Frozen Republic Daniel Lazare 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy Blames the Constitution for making political reform impossible
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Epstein 	2 stars		 stars	Cognition
Hire and Keep the Best People Brian Tracy 	2 stars		 stars	Business
How Do They Do That? Michael Powell 	2 stars		 stars	Other
How to Become a Rainmaker Fox 	2 stars		 stars	Business
If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat Hugh Hewitt 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Images of Greatness Pete Souza 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Jungle Rules: How to Be a Tiger in Business John Imlay 	2 stars		 stars	Business
Liberation Management Tom Peters 	2 stars		 stars	Audio Books
Light Pollution Bob Mizon 	2 stars		 stars	Science and Technology
Megatrends John Naisbitt 	2 stars		 stars	Other
Our Plan for America John Kerry and John Edwards 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy Technocratic, bureaucratic, and interventionist answers to all our problems
Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett's Omaha Jeff Matthews 	2 stars		 stars	Investing
Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships 0 	2 stars		 stars	Business
Read All About It! James D. Squires 	2 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media Lots of navel-gazing about news media ownership
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki 	2 stars		 stars	Investing Widely overrated; author apparently too cheap to hire a copy editor
Road Ahead Bill Gates 	2 stars		 stars	Science and Technology One might expect deeper thoughts from the nation's richest man
Searching for Memory Daniel Schacter 	2 stars		 stars	Psychology
Should Students Share the Power? Earl J. McGrath 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Sign Wars Goldman 	2 stars		 stars	Business
Sybill Flora R. Schreiber 	2 stars		 stars	Psychology
The Antitrust Laws John Shenefield and Irwin Stelzer 	2 stars		 stars	Business
The Number Eisenberg 	2 stars		 stars	Investing
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom 	2 stars		 stars	Other Didn't live up to the hype
Victor Padrini Mark Pizzimenti 	2 stars		 stars	Military
Web Type Expert Tom Arah 	2 stars		 stars	Design
Well Done! Dave Thomas 	2 stars		 stars	Business Biography Less insightful than one might expect
Who Killed CBS? Peter Boyer 	2 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media
Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson 	2 stars		 stars	Business Astonishing that anyone was paid to write this
Why Government Doesn't Work Harry Browne 	2 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A broadside, not a groundbreaking work
Wrong Stuff Truman Smith 	2 stars		 stars	Military Reminisces of fighting in WWII, with plenty of dirty old man stories
Art of the Deal Donald Trump 	1 stars		 stars	Business Biography An insufferable blowhard praises himself
Indians in American Society Prucha 	1 stars		 stars	History/Historical
Re-Inventing the Corporation John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene 	1 stars		 stars	Business
The Medium is the Massage Marshall J. McLuhan 	1 stars		 stars	Broadcasting and Media Reads like someone needed to lay off the LSD
Thomas Woodrow Wilson Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullitt 	1 stars		 stars	Psychology
Ungovernable City Douglas Yates 	1 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy
Winning Back America Howard Dean 	1 stars		 stars	Politics and Philosophy A dull catalogue of Dean's eccentricities
Appeeling: The best of Bo Nanas John Kovaleski 	5 stars		 stars	Comic A clever comic collection
Calvin and Hobbes Bill Watterson 	5 stars		 stars	Comic
Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot Al Franken 	2 stars		 stars	Audio Books Inconsequential rambling
Emergency: This book will save your life Neil Strauss 	1 stars		 stars	Other Insufferable
Feel this Book Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo 	1 stars		 stars	Humor You'll find more laughs in an issue of Consumer Reports
Fifth Discipline Peter Senge 	1 stars		 stars	Other


Currently Reading
Broca's Brain - Carl Sagan
The Downing Street Years - Margaret Thatcher

Intend to Read
Discovering the News: A Social History of American Newspapers
Understanding Media - Marshall McLuhan
Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis - Harold Mayer
My American Journey - Colin Powell
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Edmund Morris
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money - John Maynard Keynes
Understanding Media - Marshall McLuhan
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors - Patrick Wright
material by Peter F. Drucker