Monday, August 10, 2009

Books I've Read, Am Reading, or Have Piled Up Next To My Chair to Read, 2009

Writing to Change the World, Mary Pipher

Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (he also wrote Blink, The Turning Point)

any book by Michael Pollan (nature, our food supply)

Hot, Flat and Crowded, Thomas Friedman (he's a columnist for the New York Times and writes on current affairs, foreign relations, and the environment)

The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why, Phyllis Tickle

Law of Connection: The science of using NLP to create ideal personal and professional relationships, Michael Losier (he also wrote the Law of Attraction)

The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris

Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris ( I also loved her memoir, Dakota)

The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten metaphors to awake the spiritual masculine, Matthew Fox

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the writer within, Natalie Goldberg

any poems by Ted Kooser, Mary Oliver

The Wonder of Boys: What parents, mentors and education can do to shape boys into exceptional men, Michael Gurian

What Could He Be Thinking?: How a man's mind really works, Michael Gurian

The Purpose of Boys: Helping our sons find meaning, significance, and direction in their lives, Michael Gurian

Finding Sanctuary in Nature: Simple ceremonies in the Native American tradition for healing yourself and others, Jim Pathfinder Ewin

Rare Encounters With Ordinary Birds, Lyanda Lynn Haupt

The Elder Within: The source of mature masculinity, Terry Jones

The Third Chapter: Passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50, Sara Lawrence Lightfoot

Here Comes Everybody: The power of organizing without organizations, Clay Shirky

The World in Six Songs: How the musical brain created human nature, Daniel Levitin (he also wrote This Is Your Brain On Music)

Writing the Life Poetic: An invitation to read and write poetry, Sage Cohen

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