Category Nonfiction

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

“I wondered if the only difference between a psychopath in prison and a psychopath on Wall Street is a rich, stable family.” – Jon Ronson Jon Ronson describes himself as someone who writes “funny stories about unfunny things,” which is certainly true of The Psychopath Test. Part investigative journalist and part humorist, he finds himself […]

The Anthology of Rap by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois

“What you hold in your hands in more than a book. This is a culture. This is hip hop.” – Common, Afterword The Anthology of Rap is the first comprehensive collection of rap lyrics that truly treats the music as an artistic form of expression. The anthology is essentially a collection of poetry, and each […]

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

“THIS WAS UNCALLED FOR.” – First page of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius First, a few things about Dave Eggers. He founded the esteemed McSweeney’s publishing house based in San Francisco, home to a quarterly literary journal and daily-updated literature and humor website. Eggers is also the co-founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit organization that helps children […]

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

“For it is a perennial puzzle why no woman wrote a word of that extraordinary literature when every other man, it seemed, was capable of song or sonnet.” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own A Room of One’s Own is an essay Virginia Woolf originally gave as a series of lectures at two small […]

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

“If Indiana Jones were an economist, he’d be Steven Levitt ” – The Wall Street Journal At almost exactly 200 pages and with chapter titles like  “How is the Klu Klux Klan like a Group of Real-Estate Agents” and “Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live With Their Moms?” this wildly interesting quick read is basically […]

Bad Girls Go Everywhere by Jennifer Scanlon

“Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City Helen Gurley Brown became the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965 with no experience in magazine publishing. The story of how this happened is, I think, reason enough to […]