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Top of Mind Bookshelf

Introducing the Top of Mind Bookshelf. A running list of books discussed on the show. You'll find everything from kids' books to cookbooks to Pulitzer-Prize-winning authors.


“Bearing the Cross” David Garrow

"The Asian American Achievement Paradox" Jennifer Lee

"Obroni and the Chocolate Factory" Steven Wallace

“Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind” David Wancyzk

“Le Baobab Fou” Ken Bugul

“Women in the World of Frederick Douglass” Leigh Fought

“I Am a Warrior Goddess” Jennifer Adams

"Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health" Sandro Galea

"Cocoa" Kristy Leissle

“Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father's Culinary Adventures” Rae Katherine Eighmey

“Experience on Demand” Jeremy Bailenson

“Legislating in the Dark” James Curry

“Life in the Marble Palace” Cliff Stearns

“Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency” David Greenberg

“Indian Instant Pot Cookbook” Urvashi Pitre

“Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay” Doris Santoro

“Sweeter Than Any Dream” Annette Lyon

“How to Break Up With Your Phone” Catherine Price

“The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation” Kal Raustiala

“Venture Girls: Raising Girls to Be Tomorrow's Leaders” Cristal Glangchai

“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” Danielle Ofri

“Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time” David Prerau

“Kitchen Confidence” Kelsey Nixon

“If We Could Change the World: Young People and America’s Long Struggle for Racial Equality” Rebecca de Schweinitz

“Our Damaged Democracy: We The People Must Act” Joseph Califano

“Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine” Kurt Newman

“Down the Up Staircase: Three Generations of a Harlem Family” Bruce Haynes and Syma Solovitch

“The One Hour China Book” Jeffrey Towson

“Travel As a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind” Rick Steves

“I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives” Diane Barth

“Make A List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts” Marilyn McEntyre

“I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto” Jared Ball

“The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together” Daphne de Marneffe

“Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945” Heather Dichter

“How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline” Rick Eckstein 

“Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere” Hillary Chute

“Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power and Pleasure of Reading and Writing” Stephanie Stokes Oliver

“Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders” Carla Van Dam

“No More Mean Girls: the Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls” Katie Hurley

“Parenting as Partners: How to Launch Your Kids Without Ejecting Your Spouse” Vicki Hoefle

“Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence” Karen Crouse

“The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Children” Tina Payne Bryson

“Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know” Leslie Francis and John Francis

“I Wish My Teacher Knew” Kyle Schwartz

“Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More” Courtney Carver

“The Four Tendencies” Gretchen Rubin

“The Color of Money: Black Banks and Racial Wealth Gap” Mehrsa Baradaran

“Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs and Our Minds” Dale Dougherty

“Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade” John Broich

“The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return” Mihir Desai

“Through My Eyes” Ruby Bridges

“The Adventures of Midnight Son” “Finding Someplace” “Cecile” “Melody” Denise Lewis Patrick

“Captains of Charity: The Writings and Wages of Post-Revolutionary Atlantic Benevolence” Mary Eyring

“My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward” Mark Lukach

“Hue 1968” Mark Bowden

“You Are Boring, But You Are Uniquely Boring” Louise Plummer and Ann Cannon

“This is Where I Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place Where You Live” Melody Warnick

“The Boy Who Lived in Pudding Lane” Sarah Addington

"The How Not to Die Cookbook" MIchael Greger

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine” Philip Stead

“I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups” Chris Harris

“The Color of Money: Black Banks and Racial Wealth Gap” Mehrsa Baradaran

“Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet” Carl Pope

“Zingerman’s Bakehouse” Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo

“It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” A.J. Jacobs

“Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World” Brad Gregory

“Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark” Diane Cook, Len Jenshel 

“Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West” Gary Ferguson

“Faith to Foster” TJ and Jenn Menn

“The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve” Stephen Greenblatt

“China Under Mao” Andrew Walder

"Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine” Sarah Lohman

“Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park” Katherine MacTavish

“Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh” Ann Thwaite

“End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice” Brandon Garrett

“Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy” Kenneth Foote

“Shooting Ghosts” Thomas James Brennan

“Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England” Jenny Hale Pulsipher

“How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old” Marc Agronin

“The Next Economic Disaster” Richard Vague

“Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times” Nancy Koehn

“The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection” Scott Anderson

“Raising Mediators: How Smart Parents Use Mediation to Transform Sibling Conflict and Empower Their Children” Emily DeSchweinitz

“Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” Matthew Walker

“The Wisdom of Finance” Mihir Desai

“Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States” Maria Goodavage

“The One Device, the Secret History of the iPhone” Brain Merchant

“It Takes One to Tango: How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse” Winifred Reilly

“Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its Legacy” Heather Ann Thompson

“Never Use Futura” Douglas Thomas

“America: Like You’ve Never Read It”  Francois Busnel

“100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” Sarah Cooper

“Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour through the World of Pun Competitions” Joe Berkowitz

“Game of Loans: the Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt” Matthew Chingos

“A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance” Mark Moore

“Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture” Chip Colwell

“Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave Ona Judge” Erica Armstrong Dunbar

"The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order" Paul Vigna

“The Sociable City: An American Intellectual Tradition” Jamin Rowan

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine” Philip Stead

“Trell” Dick Lehr

“Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse” Greg Garrett

"Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders" Denise Spellberg

“Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight” Vanessa Potter

“Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome” Ty Tashiro

“Big Chicken” Maryn McKenna

“This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” Ashton Applewhite

“Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution” Peter Kalmus

“The Village” Bing West

“The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings--J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams” Carol Zaleski

“You Bring the Distant Near” Mitali Perkins

"The Great American Citizenship Quiz" Solomon Skolnick

“The Suffragents: How Women Used Men To Get the Vote" Brooke Kroeger

“The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing and Strength When Disaster Strikes” Laurie Nadel 

“Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced World” Ana Homayoun

“The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers” Elizabeth Cobbs

“Dirt is Good” Jack Gilbert

“Two Minute Mornings: A Journal to Win Your Everyday” Neil Pasricha

“The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness” Sy Montgomery

“Girls Who Code” Reshma Saujani

“Girls Who Code: The Friendship Code” Stacia Deutsch

“$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” Kathryn Edin

“Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment” David Palma

“I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto” Jared Ball

“The New Superpower for Women: Trust Your Intuition, Predict Dangerous Situations, Defend Yourself from the Unthinkable” Steve Kardian

“Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix” Lynda Schuster

“The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future” Gretchen Bakke

“The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking,” “Pleasure of the Vietnamese Table” and “Flavors of Asia” Mai Pham

“You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendship” Deborah Tannen

“Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aleibn Too” Jonny Sun

"The German Girl" Armando Lucas Correa 

“Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America” Patty Alper

“How to Be a Muslim: An American Story” Haroon Moghul

“Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets” Tyler Nordgren

"The Quartet" Joseph Ellis

“Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong” Paul Offit


 

 

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