books, back a week and forward a week

got some good reading done on my trip to sedona last week:

finished take this bread: a radical conversion, by sara miles (which i’d started earlier)

let my people go surfing: the education of a reluctant businessman, by yvon chouinard

naked pictures of famous people, by jon stewart (a collection of funny essays)

the green lantern archive, volume 1

i love you, beth cooper, by larry doyle

reviews of each of these coming up in the next week or so.

books i’m bring on my argentina trip today (i’m WAY behind in my writing, so i’m not sure i’ll get to read much):

an emergent manifesto of hope (it’s about time i got around to reading this)

everything must change: jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope, by brian mclaren (have had an uncorrected proof for two months – i’m missing my chance to read it early!)

from magical child to magical teen: a guide to adolescent development, by joseph chilton pearce (the waldorf peeps like this, so i expect it to be an adolescent development book with a new-agey edge to it. should be wonderfully rousseauian and romantic.)

boxed in and bored: how middle schools continue to fail young adolescents — and what good middle school do right, by peter c. scales. (andy jack recommended this a while back, and i’ve been meaning to read it.)

4 thoughts on “books, back a week and forward a week”

  1. i would love to know how you are able to read all those books? of course i am in the middle of 3 or 4 books myself. i have a hard time starting and finishing one, without starting another.

  2. joe, i was on vacation, and everyone in my family was reading. this week i’m on planes and in hotels a lot. i don’t read at home, hardly at all!

  3. can’t wait to hear what you think of _let my people go surfing_. i’ve had folks read it for a leadership class i’ve taught over the past couple of years. its such a great example of an org running based on their values.

  4. Boxed in and Bored…Good night! A 50 page book for $100….(In Napoleon’s voice) “That’s like $2 a page! GOSH!!!!”

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