That Used to Be Us. Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum.
After America. Mark Steyn.
House of Holes. Nicholson Baker.
The Safety of Objects. A. M. Homes.
The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong with Humanitarian Aid? Linda Polman.
Blood Feud. Kathleen Sharp. Reviewed for the Boston Globe 9/19/2011.
Haiti After the Earthquake. Paul Farmer.
How to Become a Scandal. Laura Kipnis.
The Devil All the Time. Donald Ray Pollock.
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. John Le Carre.
Clockers. Richard Price.
The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty. Simon Baron Cohen.
Post Office. Charles Bukowski.
You Are What You Speak: Grammer Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity. Robert Lane Greene.
Townie: a Memoir. Andre Dubus.
36 Arguments for the Existence of God. Rebecca Goldstein.
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry. Jon Ronson.
Questioning the Premedical Paradigm: Enhancing Diversity in the Medical Profession a Century after the Flexner Report. Donald Barr. Reviewed for the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Hunter S. Thompson.
Tabloid City. Pete Hamill.
Medicine in Translation. Danielle Ofri.
The Road to Fatima Gate: the Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbolla, and the Iranian War Against Israel. Michael Totten.
The Ascent of Eli Israel. Jonathan Papernick.
A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire. Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam.
The Signal. Ron Carlson.
Seeing patients: Unconcsious Bias in Healthcare. Augustus White III, David Chanoff.
Smart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors will Revolutionize Health Care. William Hanson. Reviewed for the Boston Globe 6/06/2011.
The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius. David Thorne.
Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression. Les Murray.
This is a Book. Demitri Martin.
Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason. Mike Sacks. Funny!!
Ron Rosenbaum’s How The End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III is a fascinating look at the ethical dimensions of using nuclear weapons, and the risks associated with maintaining them. While a little slow in parts, the chapter specifically dealing with Israel’s nukes, and the interview with Moshe Halbertal in which he explains how a pre-emptive nuclear strike might be ethically permissible, but that a retaliatory, genocidal second strike would not be is fascinating. Demonstrating that there were enough “near misses” during the Cold War to make the stockpiling and reliance upon these weapons unacceptable, Rosenbaum points out that the risks of unintended use occurring have only increased as more and more nations lacking safety mechanisms to prevent this from happening are acquiring them. While Rosenbaum's preference for a world without nukes seems utopian and likely unreachable, it also seems to be the only long term option as far as survival is concerned.Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor who Heals Them. Randy Christensen. Reviewed for the Boston Globe 4/22/2011.
The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine. Bernard Lown.
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic. Professor X.
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge. T.J. English.
Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published. Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato.
The Forest for the Trees: an Editor's Advice to Writers. Betsy Lerner.
Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection. Shelley Adler. Reviewed for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, August 2011.
My imaginary illness: a journey into uncertainty and prejudice in medical diagnosis. Chloe Atkins. Reviewed for the Canadian Medical Association Journal.Under the Volcano. Malcolm Lowry. "Somebody threw a dead dog after him down the ravine".