Index of Books

Each time I add a post to this blog, I will put a link to it here so that there will be an alphabetical list of all the books I have written about.

The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology, by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, and Barry L. Beyerstein

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars, by Kurt Eichenwald

5000 B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies, by Raymond Smullyan

About Alice, by Calvin Trillin

The Adolescent, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

After the Tall Timber, by Renata Adler

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost, by Rachel Manija Brown

Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, by David Lipsky

American Apartheid, by Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth

American Splendor/More American Splendor, by Harvey Pekar

American Stories, by Calvin Trillin

America’s Stolen Narrative, by Robert Parry

And Quiet Flows the Don, by Mikhail Sholokhov

Angels, by Denis Johnson

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

The Annotated Alice, by Lewis Carroll

Another Day, by Harvey Pekar

Another Dollar, by Harvey Pekar

An Anthropologist on Mars, by Oliver Sacks

The Arab of the Future, by Riad Sattouf

The Arab of the Future 2, by Riad Sattouf

Archival Storytelling, by Sheila Curran Bernard and Kenn Rabin

The Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, by Jeffrey Haas

Assumption, by Percival Everett

The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man, by Donovan Leitch

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Awakenings, by Oliver Sacks

Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis

Back in the World, by Tobias Wolff

Bait and Switch, by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Barracks Thief, by Tobias Wolff

The Beast, by Oscar Martinez

The Beast in Me and Other Animals, by James Thurber

The Bed of Procrustes, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Best of Plimpton, by George Plimpton

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink, by David Margolick

The Big Short, by Michael Lewis

Birdy, by William Wharton

The Bitter Tea of General Yen, by Grace Zaring Stone

The Blind Watchmaker, by Richard Dawkins

Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy

Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre, by H.P. Lovecraft

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder

Bluebeard, by Kurt Vonnegut

The Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Amy Tan

Born Standing Up, by Steve Martin

Both Flesh and Not, by David Foster Wallace

The Bounty, by Caroline Alexander

The Boy Who Could Change the World, by Aaron Swartz

The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder

Brief Encounters, by Dick Cavett

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, by David Foster Wallace

Bright-Sided, by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Brothers Karamazov, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

The Calling, by Blair Grubb

Captured by Aliens, by Joel Achenbach

Casino, by Nicholas Pileggi

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

Cavett, by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield

Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings, by Jean Mercer

A Clearer View, by Daniel Greenberg

The Closing of the Western Mind, by Charles Freeman

The Collected Stories, by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLIII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLIV, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLV, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLVI, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLVII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLVIII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume XLIX, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume L, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LI, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LIII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LIV, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LV, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LVI, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LVII by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LVIII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LIX, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LX, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXI, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXIII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXIV, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXV, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXVI, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXVII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXVIII, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXIX, by Mohandas K. Gandhi

Collecting Himself, by James Thurber

Columbine, by Dave Cullen

The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories, by Hans Christian Andersen

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Complete Maus, by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Complete Tales & Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe

The Complete Works of Sophocles, by Sophocles

A Confession, by Leo Tolstoy

The Confidence Game, by Maria Konnikova

Consider the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace

Conversations with Woody Allen, by Eric Lax

The Corpse Walker, by Liao Yiwu

The Cossacks, by Leo Tolstoy

Crime and Punishment, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

The Crisis of Zionism, by Peter Beinart

The Crossing, by Samar Yazbek

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

Daddy’s Boy, by Chris Elliott and Bob Elliott

Daisy Miller, by Henry James

David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol

Dear Bertrand Russell, by Bertrand Russell

Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories, by Thomas Mann

Death of a Rebel, by Marc Eliot

The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio

The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan

Deschooling Our Lives, by Matt Hern

The Devil’s Butcher Shop, by Roger Morris

Dinner With a Cannibal, by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff

A Distant Mirror, by Barbara Tuchman

Do Elephants Jump?, by David Feldman

Do You Believe in Magic?, by Paul A. Offit

Downsize This!, by Michael Moore

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow

The Duke of Deception, by Geoffrey Wolff

Ego & Hubris, by Harvey Pekar

The Emerald Storm, by William Dietrich

Endgame, by Frank Brady

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, by D.T. Max

Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong, edited by Russ Kick

The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer

Eye on Cavett, by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield

Family Man, by Calvin Trillin

Family Matters, by Rohinton Mistry

A Fan’s Notes, by Frederick Exley

The Fat of the Land, by Michael Fumento

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

Fire Shut Up in My Bones, by Charles M. Blow

The Fireside Book of Boxing, edited by W.C. Heinz

Flagrant Conduct, by Dale Carpenter

Flock of Dodos, by Barrett Brown and Jon P. Alston

For Her Own Good, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

The Forged Coupon & Other Stories, by Leo Tolstoy

Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Free at Last, by Daniel Greenberg

The Fundamentals of Extremism, edited by Kimberley Blaker

Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut

Gandhi: Struggling for Autonomy, by Ronald J. Terchek

Generation X Goes to College, by Peter Sacks

The Girl I Left Behind, by Judith Nies

Girl with Curious Hair, by David Foster Wallace

God Bless America, by Karen Stollznow

The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

Going Clear, by Lawrence Wright

“The Good War,” by Studs Terkel

The Grand Idea, by Joel Achenbach

The Grass is Singing, by Doris Lessing

The Great Derangement, by Matt Taibbi

The Great Shark Hunt, by Hunter S. Thompson

The Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins

Griftopia, by Matt Taibbi

Groucho and Me, by Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales, by Groucho Marx

Growing Up With Chico, by Maxine Marx

Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond

Hadji Murat, by Leo Tolstoy

Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

Harpo Speaks!, by Harpo Marx, with Rowland Barber

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, by Harvey Pekar

The Hearts of Men, by Barbara Ehrenreich

Help at Any Cost, by Maia Szalavitz

Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, by Michael Moore

A Hero of Our Time, by Mihail Lermontov

History’s Trickiest Questions, by Paul Kuttner

Hocus Pocus, by Kurt Vonnegut

The Horse That Won’t Go Away, by Thomas E. Heinzen, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Susan A. Nolan

The House of the Dead, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

How to Be Alone, by Jonathan Franzen

The Human Comedy: Selected Stories, by Honoré de Balzac

Human Smoke, by Nicholson Baker

Huntington, West Virginia “On the Fly,” by Harvey Pekar

I Killed, edited by Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff

The Idiot, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

In Defense of Childhood, by Chris Mercogliano

In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, by Tobias Wolff

In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick

In Pharaoh’s Army, by Tobias Wolff

Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace

Inside Scientology, by Janet Reitman

Invitation to the New Testament, by William D. Davies

Ivan the Terrible, by Isabel de Madariaga

James Joyce’s Ulysses, by Stuart Gilbert

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

Journey Into the Whirlwind, by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg

Journey to the End of the Night, by Louis Ferdinand Destouches (Céline)

Julia Pastrana, by Christopher Hals Glyseth and Lars O. Toverud

Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel

Ken’s Guide to the Bible, by Ken Smith

Kill Anything that Moves, by Nick Turse

Killer, by Jonathan Kellerman

Kingdom of Childhood, edited by Mimsy Sadofsky and Daniel Greenberg

The Last Emperor, by Arnold C. Brackman

Last Words, by George Carlin

The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin, by Alex de Jonge

Life on the Outside, by Jennifer Gonnerman

Life with Father, by Clarence Day

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, by Rian Malan

Living with a Wild God, by Barbara Ehrenreich

Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe

The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes), by Henri-Alban Fournier (Alain-Fournier)

The Lucifer Effect, by Philip Zimbardo

The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann

The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington

Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles, by Ved Mehta

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable

The Man With the Golden Arm, by Nelson Algren

The Marriage of Sense and Soul, by Ken Wilber

The Martians Have Landed!, by Robert E. Bartholomew and Benjamin Radford

The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov

Memoirs of a Mangy Lover, by Groucho Marx

The Memory Chalet, by Tony Judt

Mental Hygiene, by Ken Smith

Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Mere Anarchy, by Woody Allen

Messages from My Father, by Calvin Trillin

The Midlander, by Booth Tarkington

Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie

The Mind’s Eye, by Oliver Sacks

The Missionary Position, by Christopher Hitchens

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me), by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast, by Jay M. Smith

Moral Mazes, by Robert Jackall

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

Muhammad Ali: Ringside, edited by John Miller and Aaron Kenedi

Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks

My Antonia, by Willa Cather

My Autobiography, by Charles Chaplin

My Mortal Enemy, by Willa Cather

My Traitor’s Heart, by Rian Malan

The Myth of Repressed Memory, by Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketchum

Native Son, by Richard Wright

Nebula Award Stories Eleven, edited by Ursula K. LeGuin

Nebula Winners Thirteen, edited by Samuel R. Delany

Nebula Winners Twelve, edited by Gordon R. Dickson

Netochka Nezvanova, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Nixon Defense, by John W. Dean

Nonsense on Stilts, by Massimo Pigliucci

Non-Violence, by Mark Kurlansky

Notre Dame de Paris, by Victor Marie Hugo

Oblivion, by David Foster Wallace

Oh, the Things I Know!, by Al Franken

Old School, by Tobias Wolff

On the Run: A Mafia Childhood, by Gregg and Gina Hill

On Western Terrorism, by Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Minute to Midnight, by Michael Dobbs

The Origin of Satan, by Elaine Pagels

The Other Side of Heaven, edited by Wayne Karlin, Le Minh Khue, and Truong Vu

Our Cancer Year, by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner

Our Movie Year, by Harvey Pekar

Out of My Life and Thought, by Albert Schweitzer

Out of Our Past, by Carl N. Degler

Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov

The Panic Virus, by Seth Mnookin

Paper Cadavers, by Kirsten Weld

Parasite Rex, by Carl Zimmer

Pay It Forward, by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, by Gareth Porter

Pity the Billionaire, by Thomas Frank

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Politics of Glory, by Bill James

The Politics of Truth, by C. Wright Mills

Poor Economics, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfork Cross

The Portable Atheist, edited by Christopher Hitchens

The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, by Tony Judt

A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, by Howard Zinn

Preparation for the Next Life, by Atticus Lish

Preparing for Contact, by George Michael

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation, by David Brion Davis

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution 1770-1823, by David Brion Davis

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, by David Brion Davis

The Pythons: Autobiography, by Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Bob McCabe

The Quitter, by Harvey Pekar

Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, by Dan Rather

Raw Deal, by Ken Smith

The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane

Reflections on the Sudbury School Concept, edited by Mimsy Sadofsky and Daniel Greenberg

Remembering Denny, by Calvin Trillin

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

Sacred Cows, by Seth Andrews

Satan’s Silence, by Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker

Scarlet and Black, by Henri Marie Beyle (Stendhal)

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964, edited by Robert Silverberg

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume Two B, edited by Ben Bova

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume III, 1965-1969, edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume IV, edited by Terry Carr

The Score, by Faye Flam

Shadow Box, by George Plimpton

Shopgirl, by Steve Martin

The Slave Ship, by Marcus Rediker

The Snarling Citizen, by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Soft Voice of the Serpent and Other Stories, by Nadine Gordimer

Son of Harpo Speaks!, by Bill Marx

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du Bois

Sound and Fury, by Dave Kindred

The Spire, by William Golding

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, by Mary Roach

Starting a Sudbury School, by Daniel Greenberg and Mimsy Sadofsky

Steps, by Jerzy Kosinski

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace

Survival in Auschwitz, by Primo Levi

“Takin’ it to the Streets,” by Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines

Talk Show, by Dick Cavett

Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Texas Tough, by Robert Perkinson

This Boy’s Life, by Tobias Wolff

This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, by Whitney Phillips

This Land is Their Land, by Barbara Ehrenreich

This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Thurber Carnival, by James Thurber

Thurber Country, by James Thurber

The Tin Drum, by Günter Grass

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

Tolstoy, by A.N. Wilson

Traffic, by Tom Vanderbilt

Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck

True Crime, by Harold Schechter

The Turmoil, by Booth Tarkington

Twilight of the Elites, by Christopher Hayes

Ulysses, by James Joyce

Ulysses Annotated, by Don Gifford, with Robert J. Seidman

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle’s Dream and Other Stories, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry

Understanding Power, by Noam Chomsky

Unforgivable Blackness, by Geoffrey C. Ward

The Universe Within, by Neil Shubin

The Unpersuadables, by Will Storr

Unsung Hero, by Harvey Pekar

The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants, by Feodor Dostoyevsky

Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History, by David Aaronovitch

Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales, by Leo Tolstoy

A Walk on the Wild Side, by Nelson Algren

The War on Alcohol, by Lisa McGirr

The Way the World Works, by Nicholson Baker

The Wayward Bus, by John Steinbeck

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, by Philip Gourevitch

What If?, by Randall Munroe

What Then Must We Do?, by Leo Tolstoy

What’s the Matter with Kansas?, by Thomas Frank

Where is Everybody?, by Stephen Webb

The Whites of Their Eyes, by Jill Lepore

Who Rules the World?, by Noam Chomsky

Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?, by David Feldman

Why Not Socialism?, by G.A. Cohen

Why Things Are and Why Things Aren’t, by Joel Achenbach

The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We are Today, by Rob Dunn

X-Events, by John Casti

X-Rated, by David McCumber

Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin

Zinky Boys, by Svetlana Alexievich

Zoo Story, by Thomas French

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman


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