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The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
Anna Katharine Green
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Skippy Dies
Paul Murray
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Florence Williams
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
How To Teach English
Jeremy Harmer
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Richard P. Feynman Funny anecdotes from a vibrant, and indeed curious character. Makes me wish I knew a little more Physics, so I could share in his contagious enthusiasm for the subject. (Yeah right, like there's a Quantum Field Theory crash course somewhere that I can just take.) He was just plain giddy about science sometimes. I totally agreed with his views on some math and science textbooks, and how the school system sometimes tends to promote rote memorization instead of trying to make the students understand how it applies in real life. It should be fun! Like a game, that you persevere at, because you can't tear yourself away from it until it's solved.

Also read somewhere that his IQ was tested at 125 in high school, and that just shows how lousy those tests can be. They can't measure how far curiosity and thinking outside the box can get you. Not to mention this guy was a Renaissance Man. Drums, art, languages... picking up girls, cracking a safe.:P If I'd read this in high school (although, there is some PG-13 content--he's a cheeky guy, and not afraid to admit it--so probably junior or senior level) it would've been highly inspirational and who knows I might have stuck to science and not turned to dumb ol' English literature...

Nah. But still a great read.