What follows is a list in particular order, at least right now, of fascinating books I’ve read that I find helpful, instructive, educational, etc. Or just plain fascinating.
Wright, Lawrence. (2013) Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. Alfred A.D. Knopf: New York.
Fletcher, Anne. (2013) Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment and How to Get Help That Works. Viking Adult.
Washington, Peter. (1996) Madam Blavatsky’s Baboon: A History of The Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America. Schocken.
Omar, Qais Akbar. (2013) Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux: New York.
Mnookin, Seth. (2012) The Panic Virus: The Truth Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy. Simon and Schuster: New York.
Joyce, Kathryn.(2012) Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. Public Affairs: New York.
Gonzales, Laurence. (2012) Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience.
Shalit, Wendy. (1999) A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue. The Free Press: New York.
Engels, Beverly. (2008) The Nice Girl Syndrome:Stop Being Manipulated and Abused – and Start Standing Up For Yourself.
Blum, Deborah. (2006) Ghost Hunters: William James and The Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death. Penguin Press HC: New York.
Brizendine, Louann. (2007) The Female Brain.
-(2011) The Male Brain.
Freitas, Donna. (2013) The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy. Basic Book: New York.
Edwards, Laurie. (2013) In The Kingdom of The Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America. Walker and Company: New York.