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Books dropped due to lack of interest since Mar 13

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the web vote following the meeting on 07/13/14.


  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (Larry F)
  • What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel (Scott)
  • Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (Elizabeth)
  • Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media by Seth Mnookin (Deanne)
  • Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food by Frederick Kaufman
  • Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol (Elaini)
  • The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy (Deanne)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Elaine)
  • You Just Don't Understand; Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen (Lorena)
  • Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary by Stuart Brand (Deborah)
  • God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet (Deanne)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 07/13/14.

  • Leaders Eat Last Deluxe: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek (Scott) (Sales Rank #573)
  • The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance by Fritjof Capra (Laura) (Sales Rank #466K)
  • What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz (Abby) (Sales Rank #10,749)
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (Paris) (Sales Rank#222)
  • Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker (Suzanne Y) (Sales Rank #70,682)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 06/08/14.

  • Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming by McKenzie Funk (Deanne) (Sales Rank #11,466)
  • Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat (Larry F) (Sales Rank #7,907)
  • Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland (Larry F) (Sales Rank #22,731)
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Moss, Michael (Janice)
  • Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte (Scott) (Sales Rank #926)
  • Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant (Scott) (Sales Rank #2,176)
  • Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences by James Buchan (Julie T) (Sales Rank #220K)
  • Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked by Paul Raeburn (Scott) (Sales Rank #3,758)
  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo (Lorena) (Sales Rank #12,885)
  • Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker (Suzanne Y) (Sales Rank #70,682) (Submitted as part of May 2014 survey)
  • The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson (Gaargi R) (Sales Rank #16,519)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 05/04/14.

  • Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir (Barbara W)
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (Larry/Valerie)
  • Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett (Lorena)(12/13)
  • The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will by Heidi M. Ravven (Sales Rank#259,763) (Lorena)
  • The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld (Lorena)
  • Tom Paine: A Political Life by John Keane (Nina) (Overflow)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Carlos M) (Sales Rank #402) (Overflow)
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (David) (Sales Rank #3,710) (Overflow)
  • Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman (Kate R) (Sales Rank #222,281) (Overflow)
  • The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig and Anthea Bell (Ralph) (Sales Rank #5,259) (Overflow)
  • Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder (Jannie D) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 04/13/14.

  • The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman (Sales Rank#331,855) (Kate R)
  • The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld (Lorena)
  • Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin (Peter)
  • How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom (Sales Rank#130,014) (VV)
  • All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior (Gabrielle L)
  • That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships by Deborah Tannen (Ralph)
  • An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd S. Purdum (Madeline) (Overflow)
  • Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson (Doug C) (Overflow)
  • The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks (Lorena) (Overflow)
  • Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield and Ron McMillan (Laura) (Overflow)
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Jannie D) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 03/09/14.

  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Kurzweil, Ray (Laura)
  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (Larry F)
  • Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom (Kate R) (02/14)
  • Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Ravitch, Diane (K Roark)
  • Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (Scott) (02/14)
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (Sales Rank#5,834) (Lorena)
  • The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business (Scott) (Sales Rank #25,627)
  • How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland (Scott)
  • The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov (Deborah)
  • War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race, Expanded Edition by Edwin Black (Sales Rank#22,923) (Kate R)
  • The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life by Uri Gneezy, John List and Steven D. Levitt (Sales Rank#30,412) (Valerie L)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 02/09/14.

  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek (Elaini) (02/14)
  • Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland (Larry F) (10/13)
  • Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff (Stephen C) (02/14)
  • The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick (Marilyn) (11/13)
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by McLean, Bethany and Elkind, Peter (Elani) (02/14)
  • The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty by Baron-Cohen, Simon (Anonymous) (Overflow)
  • Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Glennon, Robert (K Roark) (Overflow)
  • My Life as an Experiment: One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as a Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, and Other Radical Tests by A. J. Jacobs (Lorena) (Overflow)
  • Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman (Scott) (Overflow)
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (Deborah) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 01/12/14.

  • Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander (Barbara W) (12/13)
  • The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest by Penelope Lewis (Bea H) (11/13)
  • Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone by Klinenberg, Eric (Lorena) (01/14)
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Karen S)
  • It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States by Gary Marks and Seymour Martin Lipset (Laura) (12/13)
  • The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus Deaton (Barbara W)
  • Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M.E. Thomas (Lorena) (Overflow)
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Dennis) (Overflow)
  • War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race, Expanded Edition by Edwin Black (Anonymous#3 - suggested in 12/13 vote) (Overflow)
  • The Varieties Of Religious Experience: A Study In Human Nature by William James (Karen S) (Overflow)
  • The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (Barbara W) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 12/09/13.

  • A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit (Andrea P) (11/13)
  • Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir (Barbara W) (12/13)
  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Larry F) (12/13)
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (Scott) (12/13)
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy Leary and Randall Robinson (Doug) (12/13)
  • Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free by Ellen Hodgson Brown and Reed Simpson (Bruce S) (Overflow)
  • Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself by Sheila Bair (Bruce S) (Overflow)
  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression by Solomon, Andrew (Anne M - suggested at 5/2013 mtg) (Overflow)
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff (Scott H) (Overflow)
  • City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York by Mason B. Williams (Bruce S) (Overflow)
  • The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker (Kate R) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 11/10/13.

  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (Scott)
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss (Suzanne) (9/13)
  • Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge (Vintage Original) by Max Brockman (Lora R) (11/13)
  • Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life by Allen Frances (Kate R) (11/13)
  • Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Scott) (11/13)
  • Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children by Carr, Sarah (Kate R) Sales Rank#59,404 (Overflow)
  • Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff (Scott) (Overflow)
  • War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black (Kate R) Sales Rank #72,298 (Overflow)
  • The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (Michelle M) Sales Rank #764 (Overflow)
  • In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (Violet) Sales Rank #5,422 (Overflow)
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (Madeline) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 10/13/13.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Elani) (10/13)
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo (Karen/Rachel W) (9/12)
  • Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, Richard Holbrooke and Casey Hampton (Richard G) (10/13)
  • This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich (Christopher R) (10/13)
  • No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Judy) (10/13)
  • This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't by Augusten Burroughs (Lorena) Sales Rank#12.329 (Overflow)
  • The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg (Deanne) Sale Rank#43,602 (Overflow)
  • The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (Karen) Sales Rank#211 (Overflow)
  • Men we Reaped: a Memoir by Jesmyn Ward (Michelle Morgan) Sales Rank#3,850 (Overflow)
  • Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World by Samantha Power (Elani) Sales Rank#203,817 (Overflow)
  • America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation by Joshua Kendall (Deanne) Sales Rank#17,885 (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 09/08/13.

  • Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Firestein, Stuart (Peter) (7/12)
  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (Rose T) (9/12)
  • I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined) by Chuck Klosterman (Jannie D) (9/12)
  • Conversations on Consciousness: What the Best Minds Think about the Brain, Free Will, and What It Means to Be Human by Susan Blackmore (Xena) (8/12)
  • The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand (Rose T) (9/12)
  • Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder (Tom W) (Overflow)
  • One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt (Lyubomyr) (Overflow)
  • America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare by Joel Brenner (Deanne) (Overflow)
  • Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes (Alana S) (Overflow)
  • The Moral Lives of Animals (Jannie D) (Overflow)
  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A. J. Jacobs (Lorena) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 08/11/13.

  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Campbell, T. Colin and Jacobson, Howard (Bob B) (7/12)
  • The Bonobo and the Atheist: In search of Humanism among the primates by Frans de Waal (Alana S) (8/12)
  • The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body by Steven Mithen (Laurie E) (8/12)
  • The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks (Lorena) (Suggested at 3/2013 mtg)
  • Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. Pert (Lorena-Attending) (8/12)
  • Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life by Irwin Kula and Linda Loewenthal (Fran-new-waitlist) Sales Rank#301,009 (Overflow)
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (Larry F-new) Sales Rank #785 (Overflow)
  • The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die by Niall Ferguson (Pamela) Sales Rank #4,810 (Overflow)
  • The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs (Lorena) Sales Rank #50,394 (Dropped on 5/13) (Overflow)
  • No Place to Hide by Robert O'Harrow Jr. (Deanne) Sales Rank #592,870 - You are being watched. Government agencies and private corporations know where you live, how much you earn, what you guy, ans sometimes even what your read. Increasingly, this information is being leaked (or sold) it Identity thieves. (Overflow)
  • Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt (Susan - Not attending/been to one mtg) Sales Rank #6,272 (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 07/14/13.

  • The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick (Caleb C-New Attending) Sales Rank#9,155
  • Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig (Barbara) (7/12)
  • Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order by Haass, Richard N. (Janice) (06/13)
  • The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by Cohen, Jared and Schmidt, Eric (Rhonda) (7/13)
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman (Christina H) (04/13)
  • Riddled with Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites That Make Us Who We Are by Marlene Zuk (Jane M) Sales Rank#479,967 (Overflow)
  • How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present by Thomas DiLorenzo (Deborah B) Sales Rank#269,494 (Overflow)
  • Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson (Pamela) Sales Rank#2,676 (Overflow)
  • Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth (Deanne) Sales Rank#16,955 (Overflow)
  • Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels (Steve S) Sales Rank#47,257 (Overflow)
  • The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Anne-Marie O'Connor (Sook) Sale Rank#12,277 (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 06/09/13.

  • The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn (Jannie D)
  • The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People by Neil Shubin (Kate R)
  • Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries, a collection of essays by astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson (Janice)
  • The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century by Peter Watson (Laurie E)
  • How Music Works, David Byrne (Deanne - 2)
  • The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet by Desrochers, Pierre and Shimizu, Hiroko (Deborah B) (Overflow)
  • Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Strayed, Cheryl (Lorena) (Overflow)
  • Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Lapsley, Phil and Steve Wozniak (Laura) (Overflow)
  • The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti (Deanne) (Overflow)
  • Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans (Jane) (Overflow)
  • Who Stole the American Dream? by Smith, Hedrick (Doug) (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 05/05/13.

  • The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida (Bruce S) Sale Rank#18,358
  • The Price of Politics by Bob Woodward (Scott) (04/13)
  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson (K Roark)
  • Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright (Andrea P) Sale Rank#4,165
  • Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (Scott) Sales Rank #5,053
  • The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs (Lorena) (Overflow)
  • Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana (Deanne - Not attending) Sales Rank#1,725 (Overflow)
  • Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (BJ Duncan) Sales Rank#3,121 (chronicles the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that horrifically snatched from her all that mattered) (Overflow)
  • The Mind-Body Code: How the Mind Wounds and Heals the Body by Mario Martinez (Max) Sales Rank#50,719 (Overflow)
  • Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane (Lorena) Sales Rank#105,401 (Overflow)
  • Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works...and Sometimes Doesn't by Mark Geragos and Pat Harris (Deanne - Not attending) Sales Rank#11,632 (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 04/14/13.

  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal (04/13)
  • The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin (Suggested at 01/13 mtg) (#39,752)
  • Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (Gabrielle L) (1/13)
  • The Rise of Nuclear Fear by Spencer R. Weart (Karen) (04/13)
  • The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley (Kirsten SF) (04/13)
  • Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk (Ben B - 1) Sales Rank#18,275 (Overflow)
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Susan - New) Sales Rank#421 (Overflow)
  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan and Anna Quindlen (Viveka J - Not attending - New) Sales Rank#4,963 (Overflow)
  • Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram (Christina H - New) Sales Rank#14,507 (Overflow)
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo (Karen) (Suggested on 3/11/13 - Dropped on 1/13) (Overflow)
  • Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality by Jacob Tomsky (LindaDG - Not attending - 4) (Amazon best book for Nov 2012) Sales Rank#3,000 (Overflow)

Here is the list of books dropped from the list due to lack of popularity in the vote at the meeting on 03/10/13.

  • Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources by Rob Dietz, Dan O'Neill and Herman Daly (Suggested at 01/13 mtg) (#183,379)
  • The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (Scott)
  • Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein (Peter) (2/13)
  • Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy by John Bowe (Linda DG) (#75,942)
  • The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us by Jeffrey Kluger (LindaDG) (2/13)
  • Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle (Suggested at 2/10/13 Mtg)(Overflow)
  • The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine (Lorena)(Overflow)
  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr (Laura)(Overflow)
  • Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom by Barry Siegel (Rhonda)(Overflow)
  • Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti (Linda DG)(Suggested at 2/10/13 Mtg)(Overflow)
  • The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks (Juliette - Waiting List)(Overflow)

Table of Contents

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Books dropped due to lack of interest since Mar 13 August 9, 2014 9:29 PM Scott H.
Choices for the next book selection April 20, 2015 10:48 PM Scott H.
About The Undeniably Non-Fiction Book Club (Berkeley) August 18, 2016 1:30 PM Scott H.

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