Still reading after all these years…

A curator’s work is never done! I’m still compiling my list of books I read pre-blog (not all of them, but a selection of the ones that matter), but since I’ve recently posted, I thought I should probably do the no-brainer task of adding the books I’ve read since the last time I added the books I’ve read! (Speaking of no-brainers, this is also proof I’ve read more books in the last couple years than the current POTUS has in his lifetime!) Enjoy!

  1. Lizz Free or Die, Lizz Winstead
  2. Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, Thomas Maier
  3. Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers, Mike Sacks
  4. Hollywood Said NO!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, with Brian Posehn
  5. The Gun Seller, Hugh Laurie
  6. UNorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman
  7. Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi, Bob Woodward
  8. Science…for HER!, Megan Amram
  9. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  10. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt
  11. So, Anyway…, John Cleese
  12. Spoiled Brats, Simon Rich
  13. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson
  14. I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, Martin Short
  15. 11/22/63, Stephen King
  16. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  17. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright
  18. Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Attachment and Isolation, Adam Resnick
  19. A Load of Hooey, Bob Odenkirk
  20. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
  21. Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy, Judd Apatow
  22. Show Me A Hero: A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption, Lisa Belkin
  23. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power, Robert A. Caro
  24. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, Michael Lewis
  25. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, A.J. Jacobs
  26. Let’s Start a Riot: How a Young Drunk Punk Became a Hollywood Dad, Bruce McCulloch
  27. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari (with Eric Klinenberg)
  28. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire
  29. Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling
  30. Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes, Ted Conover
  31. The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, Peter McGraw and Joel Warner
  32. Half Empty, David Rakoff
  33. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
  34. The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean
  35. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Kevin Mitnick
  36. The Wealthy Barber Returns, David Chilton
  37. Rivethead: Tales From The Assembly Line, Ben Hamper
  38. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, A.J. Jacobs
  39. Farewell, My Lovely, Raymond Chandler
  40. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, Marina Keegan
  41. Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama, Alison Bechdel
  42. The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews, Neal Karlen
  43. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer
  44. The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests, Chris Smith
  45. You’ll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein
  46. Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be, Joel McHale, Brad Stevens, and Boyd Vico
  47. Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen, David Sax
  48. You Blew It!: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways In Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life, Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz
  49. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman
  50. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, Josh Lieb

Wow. I actually didn’t know the list was at exactly 50 when I decided now would be a nice time to post. There’s a nice little bit of synergy!

If you’ve read any of these and want to discuss…there’s a good chance I’ve forgotten them thoroughly, because I feel like I’m like that with books. But let’s try anyway! And if you haven’t, get on it!!

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