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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Michael Lewis
The Yankee Years
Joe Torre, Tom Verducci
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
Nate Silver
The Moral Lives of Animals
Dale Peterson
The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice
Todd Henry
Not Taco Bell Material
Adam Carolla

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World - Christopher Steiner Awesome easy digestion of the many ways algorithms are being used in our world. highly recommend this read.

Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed

Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed - Alexis Ohanian Not a bad read, just not a lot of depth. Alexis has built a lot of things and takes the reader an inch deep into how he accomplished it all. Nothing bad to say, just shallow. Would recommend this if you pick it up free or from the library. Wouldn't pay off- the-shelf price for this info though.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple Enjoyed the story, the second half more than the first. Might be more compelling to people familiar with Seattle than those who will miss all the references. The ending is a little far fetched, but overall I finished this book in a little over a day, which must mean something.

High-Rise

High-Rise - J.G. Ballard Hated this book. Couldn't finish it. Got 70% in and just had to skip to the last chapter. The characters made no sense to me and the world building was irrational and had no purpose. Really disappointed.

Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability & Science of Customer Centricity [With CDROM]

Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability & Science of Customer Centricity [With CDROM] - Avinash Kaushik Fine from a "giving context of the field" perspective but focuses way too much on Google Analytics when there are far superior analytics providers out there.

43* When Gore Beat Bush

43* When Gore Beat Bush - Jeff Greenfield The premise of this book sounded interesting: What would have happened in America had Gore been declared the winner (we all know he actually did win, technically) of the 2000 election against George W. Bush.

Greenfield does a respectable job of incorporating realistic events, actual quotes, and probable scenarios into how he plays out the time period between the 2000 Election and the ultimate events of the book in 2002. Even given the author's statement that there are potentially millions of possible "alternate universe" ways in which this story could have played out, the sequence of events the author selected were, for me, flawed in that what triggered the events was too minor, and the "butterfly effect" of consequences was too severe.

For a quick read that was $1.99 on the Kindle, this was fine and minorly intriguing. I was hoping for much more, however.

Assholes Finish First

Assholes Finish First - Tucker Max There are definitely some funny stories in this compilation, but it didn't have me rolling on the floor laughing like "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell".

Not Taco Bell Material

Not Taco Bell Material - Adam Carolla Self righteous. Can't stomach Carolla since his conservative 180 anyway.