Selected Reading, 2021

Lorene Cary, Black Ice

Giff Constable, Talking to Humans

Thomas Fingar, Reducing Uncertainty

Kerry Fosher and Lauren Mackenzie, eds. The Rise and Decline of U.S. Military Culture Programs, 2004-2020

Tim Hwang, Subprime Attention Crisis

Suki Kim, Without You There Is No Us

Jill Lepore, If Then

Michael Lewis, The Premonition (2021)

Michael Lewis, The Big Short

Adam Phillips, On Wanting to Change

Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory

Brent Staples, Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White

John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead

Selected Reading, 2020

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

David Axelrod, Believer (2016)

Russell Baker, Growing Up

Jo Ann Beard, The Boys of My Youth

Ajahn Brahm, Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

Willa Cather, O Pioneers! (1913)

Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Natalie Goldberg, Long Quiet Highway

Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind

Vivian Gornick, Fierce Attachments

Garrett Graff, The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and the Global War on Terror (2012)

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness

Michael Herr, Dispatches

Mary Karr, The Art of Memoir (2016)

Haven Kimmel, A Girl Named Zippy

Patrick Lencioni, Five Dysfunctions of a Team

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, March (2016)

David Lodge, The Campus Trilogy: Changing Places; Small World; Nice Work

James McBride, The Color of Water

Adam Resnick, Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation

Richard Russo, Straight Man

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (2020)

Anna Wiener, Uncanny Valley (2020)

Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Selected Reading, 2019

Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Robert Caro, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing (2019)

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

Robert Johnson, We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love

Michael Lewis, The Fifth Risk (2018)

Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project (2016)

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

Joy Rohde, Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research During the Cold War (2013)

Alex Rosenblat, Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work (2018)

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