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The Samurai's Garden

Gail Tsukiyama


John Drury Clark

Seed Money

Bartow J. Elmore

Think Again

Adam Grant



David Sedaris


crude family humor

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou


the liar of the century

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Dai Sijie


a good reminder to be grateful

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie


one of those cheesey must-reads


Comic Wars

Dan Raviv


Marvel's investors, junk bonds, dummy corporations

The Dawn of Everything

David Graeber & David Wengrow


buried histories of ancient cultures

The Best of Peter Egan

Peter Egan


wholesome motorcycle tales

Paved Paradise

Henry Grabar



The Good Enough Job

Simone Stolzoff


your reward for good work is more work

The Arbornaut

Meg Lowman

ok we get it natural-born nature girl...

The Three-body Problem

Cixin Liu


true sci-fi; 10/10 would unfold a proton again

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch


a long message left by a dad for his kids

Ghost in the Wires

Kevin Mitnick


RIP a really cool person


Born Standing Up

Steve Martin


sometimes not so funny behind the scenes


Stephen Levitt & Stephen Dubner


microeconomics/sociology thought candies

Tools for Conviviality

Ivan Illich


choose technology wisely

Why Fish Don't Exist

Lulu Miller


the answer is love

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Samin Nosrat


Salt: liberally. Fat: also liberally. Acid: always. Heat: slow.

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig


cliche but thoughtful and cozy

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren


plants, cold pizza, road trips, smelly labmate


Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil


mostly apologizing about 2008

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell


give it a tap at just the right angle


Malcolm Gladwell


luck snowballs


Malcolm Gladwell


good instinct, or coincidence?

The Fine Art of Small Talk

Debra Fine


just say it

The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Pirsig


where is Quality?


Clean Code

Robert C. Martin


thanks Uncle Bob!

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!

Richard Feynman


he's pretty cool


The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Richard Feynman


worldview of a curious physicist


Dead Poets Society

N.H. Kleinbaum


we love Robin Williams

What Every Body is Saying

Joe Navarro


check the direction of their feet

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury


it was a pleasure to burn

The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury


fun short stories

Word by Word

Kory Stamper


art of lexicography

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