Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
I loved the multidisciplinary approach. It jumps around from stuff that's going on inside our brains, to the differences between various commuting cul ...more
Jan 2010
Jun 03, 2009
The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics
Way out in the land of the setting sun,
Where the wind blows wild and free,
There's a lovely spot, just the only one
That means home sweet home to me.
Oct 2009
Aug 09, 2009
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The biggest danger in social sciences is observing something infinitely complex and trying to reduce it back to a few simple assumptions. Gladwell poi ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Jun 03, 2009
Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them
When I began reading this, it felt like a 3-star book. It had a little less science and a little more anecdotal information that I usually like from ...more
Mar 2010
Jul 17, 2009
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
It contained a lot of common sense stuff with little specific information. The overall message was a good reinforcement of sound principles. Throughou ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 03, 2009
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
-The most interesting thing about this book is the fact that it needed to be written. Do business-type people really get so lost chasing money that th ...more
Nov 28, 2014
May 16, 2013
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
I went into this book expecting an amusing collection of quirky anecdotes about aspects of life not often pondered scientifically, and the book delive ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 03, 2009
The Gospel of Food: Why We Should Stop Worrying and Enjoy What We Eat
It contained interesting information, but it was hard to pin down a common theme or message. It was like he was just listing a lot of random informati ...more
Jan 2009
Jun 10, 2009
The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer
It could almost pass as an "intro to philosophy." Although one or two chapters were dry, overall, I found it engaging and it made me appreciate the sh ...more
Jan 2008
Jun 03, 2009
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Exciting and tragic story that was very well written. I am still left wondering how accurate his version of the facts really are, but I bought the IMA ...more
Jan 2009
Jun 03, 2009
The Essential Swimmer
It made me a faster and more efficient swimmer, but I wasn't very fast or efficent to begin with.
Jan 2004
Jun 05, 2009
Mount Whitney: Mountain Lore from the Whitney Store: A Collection of Stories, Trail Tips, History, Recipes, and More from the Whitney Portal Store, Est. 1935
If I make it to the top and back in one piece, I'll give it another star.
Jan 2009
Jun 09, 2009
How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
Simple and Elegant. Plus I'm a sucker for allegory, analogy, and allusion.
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
The 4-Hour Work Week
You only need to read 20% of this book to be 80% rich!
Apr 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Stumbling on Happiness
Funny and interesting with several light bulb moments.
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Fundamental truths of human interaction.
Jan 2006
Jun 03, 2009
The Cholestrol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease
Thorough critique of bad science.
Jan 2005
Jun 04, 2009
When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem and Murder
I got this book in a gift bag at an event I attended at the Palms. It sat on my shelf for a few years, but I'm glad I finally picked it up it. I learn ...more
May 2010
Apr 12, 2010
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
So at the end of chapter 26 he talks about an autistic kid named Stephen who sang the Tom Jones song "It's Not Unusual" with great enthusiasm, swingin ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 05, 2009
The Book of General Ignorance
The whole premise of this thing is that people don't know what they thought they knew, but it doesn't say who did all of the fact checking and researc ...more
Feb 2010
Aug 01, 2009
Rules of Thumb: A Life Manual
The problem with this book is that when you run into a rule of thumb that you know doesn't work, it kind of taints all of the others that once seemed ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 25, 2010
The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
Robb Wolf said, "I could make this book a thousand pages of science and technical information." Well Robb, I think I would have liked that book better ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers
I've been inspired to donate my body to science.

I want them to see how many hot dogs can be stuffed down my throat before my stomach ruptures.
May 2010
Jun 03, 2009
The Britannica Guide to the 100 Most Influential Scientists
It was a good bathroom book. I read about one scientist a day. It's a little too dry to read more than a few pages at a time.
Jul 26, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
A Brief History of Time
It cleared up a lot of stuff, but I still don't know what's faster; the speed of light or the speed of dark.
Aug 07, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
The Emperor of All Maladies
If you only read one book about a horrible disease this year, make it this one!
Sep 22, 2013
Jul 28, 2011
Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
Imma do every one of these!
not set
Jun 03, 2009
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Feb 04, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
Apr 13, 2013
Jun 03, 2009
Aug 28, 2011
Jun 03, 2009
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