Recommended Books, Music, and Films for How will we live tomorrow?

HWWLT Logo on yellowThrough 397 days of cycling I kept a list of books, blogs, films, and CD’s people recommended to me. I also wrote profiles of many authors of prose and song. I plan to tackle many of them in 2017. Perhaps you will enjoy some as well:

 

Internet:

Russell Brand monologues – recommended by Tom Black, San Luis Obispo CA

Cycling the 6 blog, recommended by Kerry, Santa Barbara CA

Kirstin Dirksen Videos on Alternative Living – recommended by Jesse Tillotson, Uvalde TX

The American Experience, ‘The Clintons,’ recommended by Jesse Tillotson, Uvalde, TX

Mitch Albion, ‘Magic Strings of Frankie Preuss’ – recommended by Judy Meladondri, Summerville SC

June Hardin, ‘Obtaining Hope’ – profile 2/9/17, Bryant AR

Film:

Bitter Lake – BBC documentary on Middle East – recommended by Tom Black, San Luis Obispo CA

Alone Across Australia – recommended by Kerry, Santa Barbara CA 

10 Cloverfield Lane – recommended by Andy Fallon, Cambridge MA

Idiocracy – recommended by Tony Molloy, Mansfield, CT

Lorenzo’s Oil – recommended by Sara Haltunnen, Dover DE

The Bully Project – recommended by Sara Haltunnen, Dover DE

Moving Midway –recommended by Kathy Ellis, Rixeyville VA

War, Inc. recommended by Heath Ray, Bowling Green KY

Sugar Man – recommended Wesley Bell, Ferguson, MO

Shawshank Redemption – referred by Kyle and Lilly, Colorado Springs CO

Guardians of the Galaxies – recommended by Robin and Jane Carretto, Pueblo CO

The Insider – recommended Samarth Mehta, Dallas TX

13 – HBO movie recommended by y Marion Paden, Oklahoma City OK

The Men who Built America – documentary recommended by Terrie Turner, Little Rock AR 

Music:

Susan Ruth, All I Ever Wanted Was Everything – profile 10/14/16, Nashville TN

Dana Cooper, Building a Human Being – profile 10/19/16, Nashville TN

Andy Wilkerson, The Road is Still the Road – profile 12/21/16, Lubbock TX

Mary Reynolds & Louise Goldberg, The Fayetteville Session – profile 1/13/17, Oklahoma City OK

Books:

Jim Merkel, Radical Simplicity – profile 5/23/15, Belfast ME

Josh Trought, The Community Scale Permaculture Farm – profile 5/28/15, Dartmouth NH

Primo Levi, The Periodic Table – recommended by Pandora Brewer, Mount Pleasant IL

Charles Belfore, The Paris Architect – recommended by Pat Bringenberg, Denver CO

Thomas Campbell, The China Study – recommended by George Osborn, Seattle, WA

Michael Gregor, How Not to Die – recommended by George Osborn, Seattle, WA

Kevin Kelly, 12 Tech Forces that will Shape our Future – recommended by John Abrams, Seattle WA

Craig Childs The Secret Knowledge of Water – recommended by Sherri McCutcheon, Eugene OR

Christopher McDonall, Born to Run – recommended by Steve Miner, Ashland OR

John Javna, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader – profile 11/21/15

Daniel Quinn, The Story of B – recommended by Michael Sojka, Mt. Shasta CA

Daniel Quinn, Ismael, My Ishmael – recommended by Michael Sojka, Mt. Shasta CA

Rabindranath Tagore, The Burden of Things – recommended by Samosh in Merced, CA

John McPhee, Control of Nature– recommended by Ed Curtis, Pleasant Hill CA

William McDonough, The Upcycle – recommended by Kathy Schaefer, Pleasant Hill CA

Piaw Na, An Engineer’s Guide to Silicon Valley Startups –profile 12/29/15, Sunnyvale CA

Mark Helprin, A Winter’s Tale – recommended by Tom Black, San Luis Obispo CA

Jarrett Diamond, Collapse – recommended by Kathy and Reuben Basil, Los Osos, CA

Anything by Tim Cope, adventure writer – recommended by Kerry in Santa Barbara CA

Ta-Nahisi Coates, Between the World and Me – recommended by Caroline Bringenberg, Los Angeles CA 

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow – recommended by Caroline Bringenberg, Los Angeles CA

Eric Hoffer, The True Believer – recommended by Kevin Lee, Fullerton CA

Ellen Silvergelb, Chickening, Farming, and Food – recommended d by Lainie Luc, Benson, AZ

Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Athlete – recommended by Trudy Bryson, Sun City AZ

Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior – recommended by Trudy Bryson, Sun City AZ

Norman Doidge, The Brain that Changes Itself – recommended by Eulee Yang, Tucson, AZ

Robert Caro, The Power Broker – recommended by Jesse Tillotson, Uvalde TX

Robert Caro, LBJ Biographies – recommended by Jesse Tillotson, Uvalde TX

Lawrence Lesing, The Public Lost – recommended by Jesse Tillotson, Uvalde, TX

Charles S. Mann, 1491 and 1493 – recommended by Jesse Tillotson, Uvalde, TX

Diane K Osborn, A Joseph Campbell Companion – recommended by Joseph Dial, San Antonio TX

David Lanham, Poems Written on a Thursday Night – profile 3/25/16, Austin TX

Gail Vitorri, Sustainable Healthcare Architecture – profile 4/7/16, Austin TX

Valerie Hudson, Sex and World Peace – profile 4/12/16, College Station TX

Charles Izenstein – Sacred Economics & The Ascent of Humanity – recommended by Megan Parks, Houston TX

Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart – recommended by Perry Carrison, Boston MA

Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat, recommended by Andy Fallon, Cambridge MA

Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert, recommended by Andy Fallon, Cambridge MA

Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction, recommended by Abby Dobberteen, Cambridge MA

Elly Blue, Bikenomics, recommended by Abby Dobberteen, Cambridge MA

Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk – recommended by Richard Ortner, Boston MA

Colin Woodward, American Nations – recommended by Carl Seglum Boston MA

Carl Sagan, Science is a Candle in the Dark – recommended by Tony Malloy, Mansfield, CT

Hillary Brown, Next Generation Infrastructure – profile 8/8/16, New York, NY

William B. Helmreich, The New York Nobody Knows – profile 8/9/16, New York NY

Vishen Lakhianai, Code of the Extraordinary Mind – recommended by Taylor Rowand, Toms River NJ

Richard Brodie, Virus of the Mind – Taylor Rowand, Toms River NJ

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer: A Novel – recommended by Cathleen Snow, Boyce VA

Paul Theroux, Deep South – recommended by Kathy Ellis, Rixeyville VA

Curtiss Hoffmann, People of the Fresh Water Lake – profile 9/15/16, Charlottesville VA

Bradley Kadel, Drink and Culture in Nineteenth Century Ireland – profile 9/21/16, Fayetteville NC

Jen Hatmaker, Seven – recommended by Cleo Gorman, Mountain Brook AL

Vince Flynn, The Third Option or American Assassin – recommended by Randy Gorman, Mountain Brook AL

Andy Andrews, The Traveler’s Gift – recommended by Randy Gorman, Mountain Brook AL

Jim Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable – profile 10/7/16, Birmingham AL

Lily Hansen, Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations – profile 10/17/16, Nashville TN

Alan Blume, The Closing of the American Mind – recommended by Tatiana Fallon, Louisville KY

Robert Putnam, Our Kids – recommended by Tatiana Fallon, Louisville KY

Dominique Lapierre, Freedom at Midnight – recommended by Katie Bloom, Corydon IN

Mabel Dodge Luhan, Winter in Taos – recommended by Docey Lewis, New Harmony IN

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest – recommended by Ashton Lambdie, Lawrence KS

Benjamin Lorr, Hell Bent – recommended by Kerry Regen, Manhattan KS

Frank Bouchard, Last Child in the Wood – recommended by, Manhattan KS

George Samuel Clason, Richest Man in Babylon – recommended by Buddy Lee, La Veda CO

Brian Goldstein, The Roots of Urban Renaissance – profile 12/15/16, Albuquerque NM

Mark Steyn, America Alone – recommended by Bill Fallon, Vaughn NM

Ferenc Morton Szasz, The Day the Sun Rose Twice – recommended by Jan Bradburn, Clovis NM

Elizabeth Warren, The Two Income Paradox – recommended by Karen Bone, Lubbock TX

Barry Schwatrz, The Paradox of Choice – recommended by Karen Bone, Lubbock TX

Daniel Goldman, Emotional Intelligence – recommended by Karen Bone, Lubbock TX

Jennifer Finney Brown, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders – recommended by Karen Bone, Lubbock TX

Alan Alda – Never Have Your Dog Stuffed – recommended by Karen Bone, Lubbock TX

Rosey Gordon, Some Things I Did – recommended by Andy Wilkinson, Lubbock TX

Jaren Lamer Who will own the Future? – recommended by Andy Wilkinson, Lubbock TX

Amu Auker, Rightful Place – recommended by Andy Wilkinson, Lubbock TX

Kina Lesky, Storm of Creativity – recommended by Andy Wilkinson, Southwest Archives, Lubbock TX

Michael Ventura, If I Was a Highway – recommended by Andy Wilkinson, Lubbock TX

Spencer Johnson, Who Moved my Cheese? – recommended by Kimberly Hardick, Weatherford TX

Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August – recommended by Sameth Mehta, Dallas TX

Sebastian Marroquin, Sins of My Father – recommended by Guy Giersch, McKinney TX

Brett Hume, Maddening Magnificent World of Transportation – recommended by Keith Reed Perkins OK

Jeffery Archer, A Twist in the Tale – recommended by Hamza Farooq, Bentonville AR

Alain de Botten, The Architecture of Happiness – recommended by Chris Cochran, Bentonville AR

E.F. Scuhmacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Matter – recommended by Chris Cochran, Bentonville AR

Michael Pollen, Botany of Desire – recommended by Chris Cochran, Bentonville AR

Mason Currey, Daily Rituals – recommended by Kurt Templeton, Bentonville AR

Thomas Sugrue, There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce – recommended by Shawna Remy, Russellville AR

Starla Gresham, Creative Problem Solving – profile 1/26/17, Conway AR

Andy Andrews, The Traveler’s Gift – recommended by Terrie Turner, Little Rock AR

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years – recommended by Alex at Auburn Rural Studio, Newbern AL

Nate Silver, Signal and the Noise – recommended by Amre, Tallahassee FL

Rupert Isaacson, Horse Boy – recommended by Julie McBride, Tallahassee FL

Kate Grossman, Forgiving my Daughter’s Killer – profile 2/28/17, Tallahassee FL

Paul E. Fallon, Architecture by Moonlight – profile 3/6/17, Cambridge, MA

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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One Response to Recommended Books, Music, and Films for How will we live tomorrow?

  1. yogibattle says:

    Wow! I have read a few of those books. The Joseph Campbell companion was instrumental in my development in switching careers to the counseling profession, and I have always been a big Dan Millman fan (although he is watered down Carlos Casteneda in my opinion). I like how most of your music suggestions came from Nashville. What a great trip you are having! Happy New Year!

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