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Social Intelligence: The Revolutionary New Science of Human Relationships
3.94
This book is supposed to be the sequel to Emotional Intelligence. Goleman further argues that IQ is a poor way of gauging intelligence or how successf ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Stranger
3.93
Even though though this little novel is pretty famous, I'll give a brief synopsis. L'Etranger is about a man (Meursault) living in Algeria whose mothe ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.32
The first part of this is Frankl's description of his capture and internment in several Nazi concentration camps during the 40s. He describes some of ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
3.92
This book is possibly the most important book I've read this year. Hedges presents a collection of essays arguing that American culture has deteriorat ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
3.74
Essentially, this book is about the paradigm shift in human evolution from the hunter-gatherer diet and lifestyle to the agricultural diet and lifesty ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
3.98
This book is a little history of the pioneering efforts in toxicology of two men in New York City's medical examiner office in the years 1898-1936. It ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
3.81
The book is about exactly what the title suggests-the culture of data gathering, encroachment of rights, surveillance and the science and corporate in ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Fall
4.04
The Fall is essentially a monologue by a former Parisian lawyer, Jean-Baptiste Clamence. It is addressed to you, the reader, as though you were visiti ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Resistance Against Empire
4.22
Jensen conducts a series of interviews in the early 2000s with scholars and experts in various fields to explore topics about why civilization is kili ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution
4.21
This book is part memoir, part critique of modern education and part query into how industrial civilization molds us for the worse. Jensen describes h ...more
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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
3.96
A great foray into the biochemical, social and developmental causes of emotions and the factors that influence children and adults in regards to their ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
4.13
This little book takes the typical Hedges form of a series of essays exploring the ways in which war impacts soldiers, victims, political leaders and ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
A Language Older Than Words
4.28
This is the prequel to The Culture of Make Believe and although not as solid, Language is still a great read which explores violence experienced on a ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Last Night in Twisted River
3.72
The novel was okay. Certainly not a Garp or a Cider House. It's the usual Irving tragicomedy with a writer again as the main character with the usual ...more
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Emails from an Asshole: Real People Being Stupid
3.83
I read this in three days and it kept me in stitches. The author preys on people who post ads on craigslist and proceeds to screw with them in outland ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged An Experiment in Literary Investigation
4.12
I liked how desperately sarcastic this book was although it didn't need to be considering the nature of what was being written about. It's not quite a ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Absurdistan
3.29
Hilarious. You can tell the author likes to poke fun at what he knows best: Russian culture and New York City.
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The Culture of Make Believe
4.30
One of the best books I have ever laid my hands on. It will completely turn your worldview upside down.
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Anna Karenina
3.99
Good read. On par with War and Peace except this novel has more of a direction.
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Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
3.98
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The Plague
3.96
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The Russian Debutante's Handbook
3.50
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The Names
3.65
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
3.87
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End Zone
3.64
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