Selected Reading, 2019

Robert Johnson, Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams, and Realizations

Robert Johnson, We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love

Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Alex Rosenblat, Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work

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Selected Reading, 2018

Gabriella Coleman, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (2015)

Ed Edwards, Metamorphosis of a Criminal

Scott Galloway, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google (2017)

Yasha Levine, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet (2018)

Joseph Mitchell, My Ears Are Bent

Riad Sattouf, Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984

Anna Simons, The Company They Keep: Life Inside the U.S. Army Special Forces (1998)

Jillian Tamaki, Boundless

Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, This One Summer

Calvin Trillin, About Alice

[Edited Volume] Anthropologists in the SecurityScape (2011)

Selected Reading, 2017

Elisabeth Tova Bailey, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Sue Erikson Bloland, In the Shadow of Fame: A Memoir by the Daughter of Erik H. Erikson

Josh Cohen, The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

John Gardner, On Becoming a Novelist

Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life

Aleksandar Hemon, The Book of My Lives

Shirley Jackson, Life Among the Savages

Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons

Daniel Karpowitz, College in Prison

Michael Korda, Another Life: A Memoir of Other People

Susan Lepselter, The Resonance of Unseen Things

Ariel Levy, The Rules Do Not Apply

Deborah Luepnitz, Schopenhauer’s Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas

Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer

Janet Malcolm, In the Freud Archives

Janet Malcolm, “Forty-one False Starts” and “Depth of Field”

Adam Phillips, In Writing

Adam Phillips, Terrors and Experts

Adam Phillips, Going Sane

Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Irvin Yalom, Creatures of a Day

Selected Reading, 2016

Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

Robert Caro, The Power Broker

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

William Giraldi, The Hero’s Body [esp. Book One]

Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

Janet Malcolm, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp

Terry McDonell, The Accidental Life: An Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers

Larry McMurtry, Books: A Memoir

Chris Offutt, My Father, The Pornographer

Adam Phillips, Monogamy

Adam Phillips, Houdini’s Box

Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor, On Kindness

Adam Phillips, On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored