Thursday, October 16, 2008

Summer of Words

Books completed from the June solstice to the September equinox, 2008 (approximately, with a final outlier)
* = highly recommended

Plato in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern
Violent Globalisms by Cornelia Beyer
Musicophilia by Oliver Sachs
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
Brain Droppings and When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops by George Carlin
*Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
It's Not News, It's Fark by Drew Curtis
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
*An Imperfect Offering by James Orbinski & Triage
Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory by Edward J. Larson
*The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
The Daily Show and Philosophy by Jason Holt (Ed.)
Aristotle and an Aardvark Go To Washington by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright
*Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett
*Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
*Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear by Dan Gardner
Primates and Philosophers by de Waal et al.
*The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
*Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
*Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Herman & Chomsky
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
*Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
Aristotle in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
Asylum by Andre Alexis
*Humanitarianism in Question by Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss (Eds)


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