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Cardboard Gods: The Crowley Family Journey of Stength, Hope, and Joy
3.84
I loved this book. It is, refreshingly, utterly without pretense. The author has such an authentic, humble, and honest voice that he simultaneously ma ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Dormia (Dormia, #1)
3.94
I came across Dormia because my friend Dan Kujawinski (he went to high school with Joan), is the brother of one of the authors. And i'm so glad I did ...more
May 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Making Good
3.95
Many young people coming of age today face a confounding puzzle with pieces that, at first glance, do not seem all that easy to fit together for a pic ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
3.91
True to its title, this book was a fun read with a great sense of humor. It had a great balance of giving enough detail on Linux and open source etc. ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
 
What We Know about Climate Change
3.79
A decent though overly scientific and academic treatment of the current state of climate science for a popular audience. Emmanuel spends too much time ...more
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Jun 16, 2008
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.31
This book is amazing for all the reasons that people say it is, including humanizing and making more accessible 30 years of Afghan history through the ...more
Apr 2011
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Vermont Papers: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale
4.20
This is the second book (after Believing Cassandra by Alan Atkisson) that transformed the way I thought about the world and thus changed the way I liv ...more
Oct 2001
Nov 01, 2007
 
The Invention of Air
3.77
I love Stephen Johnson's writing style, best described by the New York Review of Books as "post-categorical." This book is fascinating reading from a ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.90
Maybe it is because the first two Bryson books I read were "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and "A Walk in the Woods," which I thought were amaz ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
Transcending Fear: Battling the Enemy Within
3.87
This book has multiple personalities.

On the one hand the actual transcending fear model where the author talks about first relaxing and then finding
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Jul 2008
Nov 13, 2007
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.76
I enjoyed this book far more than Audacity of Hope. The writing is authentic, sincere, and has a certain vulnerability to it that makes it far more hu ...more
Jul 2009
Nov 11, 2007
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.28
The author is an amazing story-teller who reveals the fascinating story behind ultra-running (which makes marathoning look like a sprint), our evoluti ...more
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
Government's End
4.00
This book fills such a vital role - it provides a clear and accessible understanding of why government has stopped working effectively over the last 4 ...more
Mar 04, 2008
Nov 13, 2007
 
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
3.89
Of Bryson's travel books, this is my favorite thus far. I found it more lively and engaging than Notes from a Small Island and more interesting (mostl ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.77
A wonderful book. Its storytelling and lessons may be a bit simplistic but that's what has made it so accessible to millions of readers the world over ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
A Painted House
3.63
Great Americana with vivid, lively, relatable characters. Creates a connection with what childhood was (or should have been) in the midwest during the ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
Next Generation Democracy: What the Open-Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change
3.90
Friends,

While I'm not going to rate my own book, it would be wonderful if you would add it to your list, read it, and then rate and review it. For mo
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Nov 08, 2010
 
The Success of Open Source
3.90
An indispensable introduction to the open source software movement. While it is undoubtedly an academic treatment, and thus somewhat less readable, it ...more
Oct 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
3.69
Everything you could ever want to know about Wikipedia - and more. A thorough overview.
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
 
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
4.09
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Dec 13, 2010
 
Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century
3.98
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Nov 05, 2007
 
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
4.19
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Jan 13, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity
4.13
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Oct 30, 2008
 
What Are People For?
4.23
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Mar 01, 2009
 
Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
4.03
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Nov 05, 2007
 
The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape
3.18
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Dec 16, 2008
 
Growing Up
4.04
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Mar 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
3.91
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Nov 01, 2007
 
The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century
3.74
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Aug 06, 2008
 
Democracy in America
3.96
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Oct 28, 2011
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