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What we're about

We are one of the longest running book clubs in the city. We read nonfiction books and meet monthly at different members' houses. We love good discussions, good food and good books. Please contact us if you want to join and we can send you the location for the next Meetup!

Here's a list of the past books we've read.

184. The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve - Stephen Greenblatt

183. Superforecasting - Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

182. Brotopia - Emily Chang

181. I Was Told to Come Alone - Souad Mekhennet

180. The Infidel and the Professor - Dennis Rasmussen

179. The Wars of the Roses - Dan Jones

178. Other Minds - Peter Godfrey-Smith

177. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty - Dan Ariely

176. Evicted - Matthew Desmond

175. Lab Girl - Hope Jahren

174. Enemy of the People - Kati Marton

173. Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve - Ben Blatt

172. A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and a Great War - Joseph Loconte

171. Better Living Through Criticism - A.O. Scott

170. The Hare with Amber Eyes - Edmund de Waal

169. A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 - James Shapiro

168. Consciousness and the Brain - Stanislas Dehaene

167. The Rice Room - Ben Fong-Torres

166. 1493 - Charles C. Mann

165. The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio - Hubert Wolf

164. The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison

163. The Deep State - Mike Lofgren

162. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? - Frans de Waal

161. Near a Thousand Tables - Felipe Fernández-Armesto

160. The Divide - Matt Taibbi

159. Red Notice - Bill Browder

158. Islam and the Future of Tolerance - Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz

157. World Order - Henry Kissinger & Strategic Vision - Zbigniew Brzezinski

156. The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

155. Black Fire - Robert Graysmith

154. Faraway Nearby - Rebecca Solnit

153. We Learn Nothing - Tim Kreider

152. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn

151. Savage Beauty - Nancy Milford

150. Stuff Matters - Mark Miodownik

149. Lost in the Cosmos - Walker Percy

148. The Righteous Mind - Jonathan Haidt

147. Self-Made Man - Norah Vincent

146. God's Hotel - Victoria Sweet

145. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance - Brett Scott

144. Why Does the World Exist? - Jim Holt

143. Bad Pharma - Ben Goldacre

142. Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg

141. America's Unwritten Constitution - Akhil Reed Amar

140. In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson

139. Bonk - Mary Roach

138. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder - Nassim Taleb

137. Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City 1842-1949 - Stella Dong

136. The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver

135. The Folly of Fools - Robert Trivers

134. Killing Pablo - Mark Bowden

133. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo - John Henry Patterson

132. Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

131. The Drunken Botanist - Amy Stewart

130. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

129. Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace - Kate Summerscale

128. The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson

127. Inside Scientology - Janet Reitman

126. Unless the Threat of Death Is Behind Them - John T. Irwin

125. Taste What You're Missing - Barb Stuckey

124. Reckless Endangerment - Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner

123. Homicide - David Simon

122. Biopunk - Marcus Wohlsen

121. Slow Death by Rubber Duck - Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie

120. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson

119. A Peace to End All Peace - David Fromkin

118. The Filter Bubble - Eli Pariser

117. Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes - Daniel Everett

116. The Pirates of Somalia - Jay Bahadur

115. The Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes

114. Good Calories, Bad Calories - Gary Taubes

113. On Intelligence - Jeff Hawkins

112. Dead Aid - Dambisa Moyo

111. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick

110. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - John Perkins

109. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown

108. Winner-Take-All Politics - Paul Pierson and Jacob S. Hacker

107. Claude Lévi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory - Patrick Wilcken

106. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark - Don Thompson

105. California Crackup - Joe Matthews and Mark Paul

104. The Argument Culture - Deborah Tannen

103. American Studies - Louis Menand

102. King Leopold's Ghost - Adam Hochschild

101. When the Rivers Run Dry - Fred Pearce

100. Coyotes - Ted Conover

99. A Mencken Chrestomathy - H.L. Mencken

98. Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace

97. Luxury Fever - Robert Frank

96. Devices and Desires - Andrea Tone

95. On The Wealth of Nations - P.J. O'Rourke

94. Bambi vs. Godzilla - David Mamet

93. The Long Tail - Chris Anderson

92. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) - Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

91. The Storm - Mike Bryan

90. Nine Parts of Desire - Geraldine Brooks

89. Why We Love - Helen Fisher

88. The Siege of Mecca - Yaroslav Trofimov

87. Spice - Jack Turner

86. The End of Oil - Paul Roberts

85. The Adventure of English - Melvyn Bragg

84. The Way We Never Were - Stephanie Coontz

83. Rats - Robert Sullivan

82. Bowling Alone - Robert Putnam

81. Flow - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

80. The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton

79. Opening Skinner's Box - Lauren Slater

78. The Places in Between - Rory Stuart

77. No Place to Hide - Robert O'Harrow

76. Harlem Renaissance - Nathan Irvin Huggins

75. There Are No Children Here - Alex Kotlowitz

74. In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India - Edward Luce

73. The End of Faith - Sam Harris

72. The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan

71. Collapse - Jared Diamond

70. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy - Pietra Rivoli

69. The Gnostic Gospels - Elaine Pagels

68. The Secret of Scent - Luca Turin

67. Animals in Translation - Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

66. Emotions Revealed - Paul Ekman

65. Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing - Ted Conover

64. Our Inner Ape - Frans de Waal

63. It Must've Been Something I Ate - Jeffrey Steingarten

62. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford

61. Chances Are: Adventures in Probability - Michael & Ellen Kaplan

60. Before the Fallout - Diana Preston

59. 1491 - Charles Mann

58. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

57. How Soccer Explains the World - Franklin Foer

56. Medici Money - Tim Parks

55. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande

54. A General Theory of Love - Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini & Richard Lannon

53. The Conquest of Happiness - Bertrand Russell

52. The Future of Freedom - Fareed Zakaria

51. The Art of Eating - M.F.K. Fisher

50. Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

49. The Red Queen - Matt Ridley

48. Why Things Bite Back - Edward Tenner

47. Cook - Nicholas Thomas

46. Moral Politics - George Lakoff

45. The Middle Mind - Curtis White

44. Why Orwell Matters - Christopher Hitchens

43. Gödel, Escher, Bach - Douglas Hofstadter

42. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning - Chris Hedges

41. The Culture of Fear - Barry Glasner

40. Writings on an Ethical Life - Peter Singer

39. The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell

38. Hole in Our Soul - Martha Bayles

37. The Bible Unearthed - Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman

36. Looking for Spinoza - Antonio Damasio

35. Thus Spake Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche

34. The Accidental Theorist - Paul Krugman

33. The Dancing Wu-Li Masters - Gary Zukav

32. Bias - Bernard Goldberg

31. The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton

30. The Power of Babel - John McWhorter

29. Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser

28. Evil - Roy Baumeister

27. Complexity - Mitchell Waldrop

26. Confessions - Saint Augustine

25. The Moral Animal - Robert Wright

24. Why Religion Matters - Huston Smith

23. The Metaphysical Club - Louis Menand

22. About Looking - John Berger

21. Eight Little Piggies - Stephen Jay Gould

20. Founding Brothers - Joseph Ellis

19. The Mind's I - Douglas Hofstadter

18. The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs

17. The Republic - Plato

16. The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin

15. Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond

14. Speak, Memory - Vladimir Nabokov

13. Consilience - Edward O. Wilson

12. Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky

11. The Battle for God - Karen Armstrong

10. Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

9. Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek - Annie Dillard

8. How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker

7. Legal Alchemy - David Faigman

6. The Lexus and the Olive Tree - Thomas Friedman

5. The March of Folly - Barbara Tuchman

4. Sex, Art, and American Culture - Camille Paglia

3. The Gutenberg Elegies - Sven Birkerts

2. The Uses of Literature - Italo Calvino

1. The Presence of the Past - Rupert Sheldrake

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