Books Dom Read in 2010 and His Recommended Readings

By Dom Nozzi

I have always been an obsessive list-maker, as most of my friends have been amused to learn. I make lists of nearly everything. One of the lists I started making about 30 years ago, that I have since updated and maintained each year, is a list of books I’ve read. By doing so, I know such things as the book title of each book I’ve read, the book author, what month and year I read the book, and the overall number of books I own and have read over the years. My book list informs me that I have reached a book-reading milestone this year. As of the end of 2010, I have read over 1,000 books in my life. Here is the list of the 65 books I read in 2010. Note that a single asterisk indicates that I found the book to be excellent. One that I highly recommend. Two asterisks indicate that the book was one of the best, most important books I have ever read. Don’t miss it! Bacevich, A (2010). Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War* Chomsky, Noam (2010).  Hopes and Prospects * Epstein, Greg (2005). Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe Fenton, Tom (2009). Junk News: The Failure of the Media in the 21st Century Flynn, Tom (1993). The Trouble With Christmas * Goleman, Daniel (2009). Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything Lutz, Catherine & Anne (2010). Carjacked: The Culture of the Auto & It’s Effects on Our Lives Park, Robert (2000). Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud Rogers, Heather (2010).  Green Gone Wrong: Can Capitalism Save the Planet? Wills, Garry (2010). Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State * Wise, Jeff (2009). Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger Chomsky, Noam (2007). Interventions Johnson, Steven (2010). Where Good Ideas Come From * Lih, Andrew (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution Onfray, Michel (2005). Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam Schiff, Peter (2009). Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse Stilgoe, John R. (2007). Train Time: Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the American Landscape Sullivan, James (2010). Seven Dirty Words: Life & Crimes of George Carlin Taber, Robert (2002). War of the Flea: Guerilla Warfare * Agin, Dan (2006). Junk Science: How Politicians, Corporations and Other Hucksters Betray Us Ellsberg, D (2002). Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam & the Pentagon Papers ** McCommons, James (2009). Waiting on a Train : The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service Prochnik, George (2010) In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise Carlin, George (2009). Last Words Fox, S, Armentano, P, Tvert, M. (2009). Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? * Roselle, Mike (2009). Tree Spiker: From Earth First! To Lowbagging. My Struggles with Environmental Radicalism Berkun, Scott (2010). Confessions of a Public Speaker Carr, Nicholas (2010). The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains * Elder, Robert K.(2010). Last Words of the Executed Gray, James (2001). Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It * Robbins, John (2010). The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less Wurman, Richard Saul (1989). Information Anxiety: What to Do When Information Doesn’t Tell You What You Need to Know Frazier, Kendrick (ed) (2009). Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience Kirkpatrick, David (2010). The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World Lovenheim, Peter (2010). In the Neighborhood: Searching for Community One Sleepover at a Time Viega, John (2009). The Myths of Security: What the Computer Security Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know Hewitt, Ben (2009). The Town that Food Saved: One Town Sows Seeds of Change Levitt, Steven D. & Stephen Dubner (2009). Super Freakeonomics Lewis, Michael (2010). The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Parker-Pope, Tara (2010). For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage Pollan, Michael (2009). Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual * Pollan, Michael (2001). The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World Slone, Daniel & Doris Goldstein (2008). A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development Duany, Andres, Jeff Speck, Mike Lydon (2010). The Smart Growth Manual Handler, Chelsea (2005). My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands Krier, Leon (2009). The Architecture of Community Lomborg, Bjorn (2007). Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming * Millais, Malcolm (2009). Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture Semes, Steven (2009). The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism and Historic Preservation Brockman, John (2007). What Is Your Dangerous Idea: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable Ehrenreich, Barbara (2009). Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America Gladwell, Malcolm (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Lehrer, Johah (2009). How We Decide Anonymous (2004). Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror Bishop, Bill (2008). The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart Stenger, Victor (2007). God: The Failed Hypothesis * Venturi, Robert (1972).  Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form Zinn, Howard (2003). A People’s History of the United States * Brand, Stewart (2009). Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto * Byrne, David (2009). Bicycle Diaries Freeman, John (2009). The Tyranny of Email: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your In Box Rubin, Jeff (2009). Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil & the End of Globalization  * Sniegnoski, Stephen (2008). The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel ** Sperling, Daniel & Deborah Gordon (2009). Two Billion Cars: Driving Towards Sustainability Winik, Jay (2001). April 1865: The Month that Saved America                  _________________________________________________ Visit my urban design website read more about what I have to say on those topics. You can also schedule me to give a speech in your community about transportation and congestion, land use development and sprawl, and improving quality of life. Visit: Or email me at: dom[AT] 50 Years Memoir CoverMy memoir can be purchased here: Paperback = Hardcover = My book, The Car is the Enemy of the City (WalkableStreets, 2010), can be purchased here: is the Enemy book cover My book, Road to Ruin, can be purchased here: My Adventures blog Run for Your Life! 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