bookshelf

Do you ever read something and feel nostalgic about a place you have never been to?

to read

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Dai Sijie

The Samurai's Garden

Gail Tsukiyama

Ignition!

John Drury Clark

Seed Money

Bartow J. Elmore

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

Think Again

Adam Grant

2024

Calypso

David Sedaris

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crude family humor

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

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the liar of the century

2023

Comic Wars

Dan Raviv

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Marvel's investors, junk bonds, dummy corporations

The Dawn of Everything

David Graeber & David Wengrow

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buried histories of ancient cultures

The Best of Peter Egan

Peter Egan

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wholesome motorcycle tales

Paved Paradise

Henry Grabar

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based

The Good Enough Job

Simone Stolzoff

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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

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

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch

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a long message left by a dad for his kids

Ghost in the Wires

Kevin Mitnick

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RIP a really cool person

2022

Born Standing Up

Steve Martin

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sometimes not so funny behind the scenes

Freakonomics

Stephen Levitt & Stephen Dubner

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microeconomics/sociology thought candies

Tools for Conviviality

Ivan Illich

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choose technology wisely

Why Fish Don't Exist

Lulu Miller

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the answer is love

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Samin Nosrat

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

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

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cliche but thoughtful and cozy

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren

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plants, cold pizza, road trips, smelly labmate

2021

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

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mostly apologizing about 2008

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell

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give it a tap at just the right angle

Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell

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luck snowballs

Blink

Malcolm Gladwell

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good instinct, or coincidence?

The Fine Art of Small Talk

Debra Fine

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just say it

The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Pirsig

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where is Quality?

2020

Clean Code

Robert C. Martin

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thanks Uncle Bob!

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!

Richard Feynman

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he's pretty cool

2018

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Richard Feynman

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worldview of a curious physicist

2017

Dead Poets Society

N.H. Kleinbaum

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we love Robin Williams

What Every Body is Saying

Joe Navarro

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check the direction of their feet

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

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it was a pleasure to burn

The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury

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fun short stories

Word by Word

Kory Stamper

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art of lexicography

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