水曜日, 7月 07, 2004

Favorite Non-Fiction

1) The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
   Carl Sagan

2) Fast Food Nation
   Eric Schlosser

I met the author and got my copy of Fast Food Nation signed. Also, I loaned it to a teacher at my school, who LOVED it, bought a copy for himself, and recommended it to all his students.

3) Lies Across America
   James Loewen

4) Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
   Jon Krakauer

5) The Feminine Mystique
   Betty Friedan

6) One Child
   Torey Hayden

I always see the Japanese translations of this book and the sequel, Tiger's Child, prominently displayed in bookstores. The others on this list are not so well known in Japanese.

7) Lies My Teacher Told Me
   James Loewen

8) When God Was A Woman
   Merlin Stone

9) Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans
   Jonathan D. Moreno

I read this and Acres of Skin (17) because I used to work at an ethical review board. Shocking stuff.

10) Guns, Germs and Steel
   Jared Diamond

11) Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
    Barbara Ehrenreich

12) Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating    Free Download!
   Erik Marcus

13) Asian Americans: An Interpretive History
   Sucheng Chan

14) Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation
    Olivia Judson

This is so funny. I read it recently. It's not what you think...

15) The Book of Questions
   Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

16) How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food
   Mark Bittman

This is just a cookbook. I didn't take it with me to Japan (many recipes require an oven, which I don't have) and it's not specifically vegetarian, but I loved it while I had it.

17) Acres of Skin
   Allen M. Hornblum

18) The Dragons of Eden
   Carl Sagan

19) Into The Wild
   Jon Krakauer

20) Tiger's Child
   Torey Hayden

21) Waste and Want
   Susan Strasser

22) Fashion Victim : Our Love-Hate Relationship with Dressing, Shopping, and the Cost of Style
   Michelle Lee

23) 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com
   Mike Daisey

A funny memoir of the Seattle dot.com scene.

24) Never Done: The History of American Housework
   Susan Strasser

These are all worthwhile, interesting books--needless to say, I recommend them heartily. I like compelling, thought-provoking books that take a critical look at any subject. Now you can see what I like to read about and if you have any recommendations for me let me know!