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The Books I’ve Read

This is a list of the latest English-written books I have read. I have published reviews of some of them in the Book Reviews section of the site.

  • Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer – No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention – 2020 – 320 pages
  • Ruth Marcus – Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover – 2019 – 496 pages
  • Keach Hagey – The King of Content: Sumner Redstone’s Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire – 2018 – 384 pages
  • Garrett M. Graff – The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 – 2019 – 512 pages
  • Brian Stelter – Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth – 2020 – 368 pages
  • Jeffrey Toobin – True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump – 2020 – 496 pages
  • Kim Scott – Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity – 2019 – 336 pages
  • Eddie S. Glaude Jr. – James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own – 2020 – 272 pages
  • Lan Liu – Conversations on Leadership: Wisdom from Global Management Gurus – 2010 – 272 pages
  • Daniel M. Cable – Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do – 2018 – 224 pages
  • Mayte Garcia – The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince – 2017 – 304 pages
  • Sugar Ray Leonard with Michael Arkush – The Big Fight: My Life in and Out of the Ring – 2011 – 320 pages
  • Horst Schulze with Dean Merrill – Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise – 2019 – 224 pages
  • Molly Ball – Pelosi – 2020 – 368 pages
  • Prince with Dan Piepenbring – The Beautiful Ones – 2019 – 288 pages
  • Marc Benioff – Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change – 2019 – 272 pages
  • Saul Austerlitz – Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era – 2019 – 367 pages
  • Lisa Napoli – Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News – 2020 – 320 pages
  • Michael Bamberger – The Second Life of Tiger Woods – 2020 – 272 pages
  • Ryan Serhant – Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine – 2018 – 240 pages
  • Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig – A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America – 2020 – 480 pages
  • Chris Smith – The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests – 2016 – 480 pages
  • Jerry Rice with Brian Curtis – Go Long! Maximizing the Drive Within – 2007 – 178 pages
  • Bob Iger – The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company – 2019 – 272 pages
  • Kobe Bryant – The Mamba Mentality: How I Play – 2018 – 208 pages
  • Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey – She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement – 2019 – 320 pages
  • Eleanor Randolph – The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money, and Politics – 2019 – 480 pages
  • James Poniewozik – Audience Of One: Donald Trump, Television, And The Fracturing Of America – 2019 – 304 pages
  • Michiko Kakutani – The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump – 2018 – 208 pages
  • Peggy Noonan – What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era – 1990 – 353 pages
  • Preet Bharara – Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law – 2019 – 368 pages
  • Roger McNamee – Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe – 2019 – 352 pages
  • Minter Dial – Heartificial Empathy: Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence – 2018 – 206 pages
  • Howard Schultz – From the Ground Up: A Journey To Reimagine The Promise Of America – 2019 – 368 pages
  • John Carreyrou – Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – 2018 – 352 pages
  • Gabriel Sherman – The Loudest Voice in the Room: Roger Ailes, Fox News and the Remaking of American Politics – 2014 – 576 pages
  • Kate Andersen Brower – The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House – 2016 – 336 pages
  • Bob Woodward – Fear: Trump in the White House – 2018 – 448 pages
  • Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian – Tiger Woods – 2018 – 512 pages
  • Adam Morgan – Eating the Big Fish: How Challenger Brands Can Compete Against Brand Leaders – 2009 – 368 pages
  • Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein – The Final Days – 1976 – 476 pages
  • Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes – Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign – 2017 – 480 pages
  • Tom Brokaw – A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir Of Hope – 2015 – 242 pages
  • Phil Knight – Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator Of Nike – 2016 – 400 pages
  • Pete Carroll With Yogi Roth – Win Forever: Live, Work, And Play Like A Champion – 2010 – 240 pages
  • Megyn Kelly – Settle For More – 2016 – 352 pages
  • Larry Tye – Bobby Kennedy: The Making Of A Liberal Icon – 2016 – 608 pages
  • Ron Fournier – Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, And My Son Taught Me About A Parent’s Expectations – 2016 – 240 pages
  • Chris Anderson – TED Talks: The Official TED Guide To Public Speaking – 2016 – 288 pages
  • Carmine Gallo – Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets Of The World’s Top Minds – 2014 – 288 pages
  • Jon Meacham – Destiny And Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush – 2015 – 864 pages
  • Jeffrey Toobin – The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson – 1996 – 466 pages
  • Marcia Clark With Teresa Carpenter – Without A Doubt – 1997 – 480 pages
  • Fred Schruers – Billy Joel – 2014 – 400 pages
  • Rob Lowe – Love Life – 2014 – 272 pages
  • David Axelrod – Believer: My Forty Years In Politics – 2015 – 528 pages
  • Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli – Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution Of A Reckless Upstart Into A Visionary Leader – 2015 – 465 pages
  • Roger Ailes With Jon Kraushar – You Are The Message: Secrets Of The Master Communicators – 1987 – 240 pages
  • Henry Kissinger – World Order – 2014 – 432 pages
  • Nicholas Carlson – Marissa Mayer And The Fight To Save Yahoo! – 2015 – 368 pages
  • Matt Bai – All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid – 2014 – 288 pages
  • David Epstein – The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice And The Truth About Success – 2013 – 352 pages
  • Bill Walsh With Steve Jamison & Craig Walsh – The Score Takes Care Of Itself: My Philosophy Of Leadership – 2009 – 288 pages
  • Bryan Kramer – There Is No B2B Or B2C: It’s Human To Human: #H2H – 2014 – 68 pages
  • Peter Thiel With Blake Masters – Zero To One: Notes On Startups, Or How To Build The Future – 2014 – 224 pages
  • George W. Bush – 41: A Portrait Of My Father – 2014 – 304 pages
  • Howie Long & John Czarnecki – Football For Dummies – 2011 – 408 pages
  • Clotaire Rapaille – The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way To Understand Why People Around The World Live And Buy As They Do – 2006 – 208 pages
  • Chris Anderson – Free: The Future of a Radical Price – 2009 – 288 pages
  • Tom Doyle – Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s – 2014 – 288 pages
  • Tom Kelley – The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm – 2001 – 320 pages
  • Sir David Frost with Bob Zelnick – Frost/Nixon, Behind The Scenes Of The Nixon Interviews – 2009 – 386 pages
  • Jeremy Rifkin – The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism – 2014 – 368 pages
  • Vineet Nayar – Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down – 2010 – 208 pages
  • Nick Bilton – Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal – 2013 – 304 pages
  • Jerry Weintraub with Rich Cohen – When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man – 2010 – 304 pages
  • Bruno Gralpois – Agency Mania: Harnessing the Madness of Client/Agency Relationships For High-Impact Results – 2010 – 256 pages
  • Michael R. Bloomberg with Matthew Winkler – Bloomberg by Bloomberg – 1997 – 272 pages
  • Kit Yarrow – Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy – 2014 – 224 pages
  • Brian Stelter – Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV – 2013 – 320 pages
  • Bill Carter – The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy – 2010 – 416 pages
  • Jeffrey K. Smith – Bad Blood: Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, and the Tumultuous 1960s – 2010 – 332 pages
  • Roland Lazenby – Michael Jordan: The Life – 2014 – 720 pages
  • Thurston Clarke – The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America – 2008 – 336 pages
  • Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace – Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration – 2014 – 368 pages
  • Sam Kean – The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery – 2014 – 416 pages
  • Michael Gross – House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address – 2014 – 416 pages
  • Andrew S. Grove – Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company – 1996 – 224 pages
  • Mark Cuban – How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It – 2013 – 82 pages
  • Ben Horowitz – The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers – 2014 – 304 pages
  • Robert Scoble & Shel Israel – Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy – 2013 – 248 pages
  • Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel – Blur: How to Know What’s True in The Age of Information Overload – 2011 – 240 pages
  • Kenneth Cukier & Viktor Mayer-Schonberger – Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think – 2013 – 257 pages
  • Clive Thompson – Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better – 2013 – 352 pages
  • Brad Stone – The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon – 2013 – 384 pages
  • Phil Jackson & Hugh Delehanty – Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success – 2013 – 393 pages
  • Dan Balz – Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America – 2013 – 400 pages
  • Mark Leibovich – This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! – in America’s Gilded Capital – 2013 – 400 pages
  • John Mackey & Rajendra Sisodia – Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business – 2013 – 368 pages
  • David Halberstam – Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made – 1999 – 421 pages
  • Jimmy Connors – The Outsider: A Memoir – 2013 – 416 pages
  • Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee – On Intelligence – 2004 – 284 pages
  • Nicco Mele – The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath – 2013 – 320 pages
  • Jon Meacham – Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power – 2012 – 800 pages
  • Mike Wallace – Between You and Me: A Memoir – 2005 – 304 pages
  • David Frum – Why Romney Lost – 2012 – 39 pages
  • Clay Shirky – Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age – 2010 – 256 pages
  • Jonathan Zittrain – The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It – 2008 – 352 pages
  • Jim Lehrer – Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates – 2011 – 224 pages
  • Nate Silver – The Signal and the Noise, Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t – 2012 – 544 pages
  • Salman Rushdie – Joseph Anton: A Memoir – 2012 – 656 pages
  • Ben Bradlee – A Good Life – 1996 – 512 pages
  • Daniel Pink – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – 2009 – 256 pages
  • Michael Gross – Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles – 2011 – 560 pages
  • Evan Thomas & Mike Allen – Inside the Circus: Romney, Santorum and the GOP Race” – 2012 – 76 pages
  • Michael Eric Dyson – April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death and How it Changed America – 2009 – 307 pages
  • Glenn Thrush – Obama’s Last Stand – 2012 – 60 pages
  • Paul Adams – Grouped: How small groups of friends are the key to influence on the social web – 2011 – 168 pages
  • Dan Ariely – Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions – 2009 – 400 pages
  • Susan Weinschenk – 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People – 2011 – 256 pages
  • Neal Thompson – Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard – 2007 – 576 pages
  • Eli Broad – The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking – 2012 – 192 pages
  • Scott Eyman – Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer – 2005 – 608 pages
  • Jonah Lehrer – Imagine: How Creativity Works – 2012 – 304 pages
  • James Reston Jr. – The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews – 2007 – 207 pages
  • Rob Lowe – Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography – 2011 – 320 pages
  • Ken Segall – Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success – 2012 – 240 pages
  • Gordon Bethune – From Worst to First: Behind the Scenes of Continental’s Remarkable Comeback – 1998 – 304 pages
  • Yvon Chouinard – Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman – 2005 – 272 pages
  • David Weinberger – Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room – 2012 – 256 pages
  • Adam Lashinsky – Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired – and Secretive – Company Really Works – 2012 – 272 pages
  • Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha – The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career – 2012 – 272 pages
  • Richard Ben Cramer – What It Takes: The Way to the White House – 1992 – 1 047 pages
  • Frank Rose – The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories – 2011 – 354 pages
  • Mike Allen and Evan Thomas – Playbook 2012: The Right Fights Back (Politico Inside Election 2012) – 2011 – 104 pages
  • Dov Seidman – How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything – 2007 – 384 pages
  • Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen – Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All – 2011 – 320 pages
  • Walter Isaacson – Steve Jobs – 2011 – 656 pages
  • John F. Harris – The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House – 2005 – 544 pages
  • Richard L. Brandt – One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com – 2011 – 224 pages
  • Diana B. Henriques – The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust – 2011 – 448 pages
  • Vaclav Smil – Why America Is Not a New Rome – 2010 – 240 pages
  • Edward Rogoff – Bankable Business Plans – 2010 – 275 pages
  • Guy Kawasaki – Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – 2011 – 211 pages
  • Philippe J. Maarek – Campaign Communication and Political Marketing – 288 pages
  • Larry King – Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions – 2011 – 248 pages
  • Ed Klein – Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died – 2009 – 272 pages
  • Viktor E. Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning, An Introduction to Logotherapy – 1946 – 196 pages
  • Richard Restak M.D. – The Naked Brain: How the Emerging Neurosociety is Changing How We Live, Work, and Love – 2006 – 272 pages
  • Nicole LaPorte – The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks – 2010 – 512 pages
  • Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon – Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul – 2011 – 384 pages
  • Katharine Graham – Personal History – 1997 – 642 pages
  • James B. Stewart – DisneyWar – 2006 – 608 pages
  • Steven Levy – In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives – 2011 – 432 pages
  • David Brooks – The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement – 2011 – 448 pages
  • Simon Sinek – Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – 2009 – 256 pages
  • Jonathan Alter – The Promise: President Obama, Year One – 2010 – 496 pages
  • Sherry Turkle – Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other – 2011 – 384 pages
  • Kitty Kelley – His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra – 1986 – 586 pages
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