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Andew Erickson a Marketer a Web Developer a Teacher a Mentor a Coach


my reading life


My Reading Life

After receiving a ton of positive responses about my student reading list, I have started listing books from my reading journey (starting summer of 2016). Along my travels I try to pick up a book that corresponds with the trip and those have been denoted.

  1. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
  2. The Boy Who Could Change the World - Aaron Swartz
  3. Cats Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
  4. Death of Santini - Pat Conroy
  5. Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans (Louisiana) - Gary Krist
  6. Rogue Republic: How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History (Louisiana) - William C. Davis
  7. The Story of Mobile (Alabama) - Caldwell Delaney
  8. How Children Fail - John Holt
  9. Dream State (Florida) - Diane Roberts
  10. The Little Professor of Piney Woods: The Story of Professor Laurence Jones (Mississippi) - Beth Day
  11. Tree of Justice (Texas) - Carroll Mart Sinclair
  12. Postmark Bayou Chene (Louisiana) - Gwen Roland
  13. Heavy Lifting - Jim Geraghty
  14. A Perfect Fit - Dr. Arnaud Prevot
  15. Land So Strange : The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca (Gulf Coast) - Andre Resendez
  16. Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
  17. Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype - Jay Baer
  18. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade - Pietra Rivoli
  19. Lawful Interception - Corey Doctorow
  20. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
  21. The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker (Texas) - Bill Neeley
  22. Cannonballs and Courage: The Story of Port Gibson (Mississippi) - Mary Ellis
  23. Sanctuary (Mississippi) - William Faulkner
  24. A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership (Kentucky) - Wendell Berry
  25. Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences (Pennsylvania) - Various Authors
  26. From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame - Mark Monmonier
  27. Mountain Spirits: A Chronicle of Corn Whiskey and the Southern Appalachian Moonshine Tradition (North Carolina) - Joseph Earl Dabney
  28. Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
  29. The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
  30. Welcome to the Monkey House - Kurt Vonnegut
  31. Hamlet's BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age - William Powers
  32. Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut
  33. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking - Chris Anderson
  34. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail - Bill Bryson
  35. Favorite Huey Long Stories (Louisiana) - Dr. Hugh M. Blain
  36. Flags of Louisiana (Louisiana) - Jeanne Frois
  37. Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country (Louisiana) - Kelby Ouchley
  38. A World Lost (Kentucky) - Wendell Berry
  39. One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression (Mississippi) - Eudora Welty
  40. Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting (Mississippi) - Bruce Feldman
  41. Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking - Andy Sernovitz
  42. Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild - Lee Sandlin
  43. Linton Hall Military School Memories: One Cadet's Memoir - Linton Hall Cadet - This is a horrible book and I do not recommend it.
  44. Slapstick or Lonesome No More - Kurt Vonnegut
  45. The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited: Real-life Lessons in Word-of-Mouth Marketing - Emanuel Rosen
  46. Olmsted's Texas Journey: A Nineteenth-Century Survey of the Western Frontier (Texas) - Frederick Law Olmsted
  47. Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut
  48. Inherit the Atchafalaya (Louisiana) - Greg Guirard & C. Ray Brassieur
  49. Every Man a King (Louisiana) - Huey Long
  50. A Place On Earth (Kentucky) - Wendell Berry
  51. Requiem for a Nun (Mississippi) - William Faulkner
  52. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (Audiobook) - Malcolm Gladwell
  53. Armageddon in Retrospect - Kurt Vonnegut
  54. Cadets on Campus: History of Military Schools of the United States - Dr. John A. Coulter
  55. Bayou Sara - Used To Be (Louisiana) - Anne Butler & Helen Williams
  56. Concentration Camp Dachau 1933 - 1945 - Barbara Distel & Ruth Jakusch
  57. Everyday UX: 10 Successful UX Designers Share their Tales, Tools, and Tips for Success - Luke Chambers and Matthew Magain
  58. Honorable Treason: The Declaration of Independence and the Men Who Signed It - David Freeman Hawke
  59. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut
  60. The Young Lions: Confederate Cadets at War - James Lee Conrad
  61. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
  62. Answered Prayers - Truman Capote
  63. While Mortals Sleep - Kurt Vonnegut
  64. Soldier Boy (New York) - Roy Eaton
  65. Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
  66. Deadeye Dick - Kurt Vonnegut
  67. A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut
  68. Texas Military Institute: History of the Corps of Cadets - Dr. John A. Coulter
  69. So You Want To Be A Leader?: Advice and Counsel to Young Leaders - Colonel James Benson
  70. Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide - Charles Foster
  71. My Losing Season - Pat Conroy
  72. Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut
  73. Approaching Oblivion - Harlan Ellison
  74. Louisiana: A Bicentennial History (Louisiana) - Joe Gray Taylor
  75. Wampeters Foma and Granfalloons - Kurt Vonnegut
  76. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Michael Lewis
  77. Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age (Revised) - John Palfery & Urs Gasser
  78. Unselfie: Why Emplathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World - Michele Borba
  79. A Pictorial History of the World War II Years - Edward Jablonski
  80. The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers - Phil Rosenzweig
  81. The Resistance - Russell Miller
  82. William Faulkner of Oxford (Mississippi) - James Webb and A. Wigfall Green
  83. Bayou-Diversity 2: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country (Louisiana) - Kelby Ouchley
  84. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Audiobook) - Sarah Vowell
  85. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Audiobook) - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  86. Palm Sunday - Kurt Vonnegut
  87. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Ohio) - J.D. Vance
  88. The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible - Simon Winchester
  89. Fifty Years of Christian Education in a Baptist School: A Historical Record of Hargrave Military Academy (Virginia) - Aubrey Camden
  90. From Ashes To Excellence, 1950-1970 (Virginia) - Joseph Cosby
  91. Years of Change; Years of Growth: A History of Hargrave Military Academy, 1970-2003 (Virginia) - Mary Maner Tallent
  92. Ok: The Improbable Story Of America's Greatest Word - Allan Metcalf
  93. Executive Courage: Sometimes You Have to Walk Point - Colonel James Benson
  94. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life - Tom Robbins
  95. Happy Birthday Wanda June - Kurt Vonnegut
  96. The Art of Selling to the Affluent: How to Attract, Service, and Retain Wealthy Customers and Clients for Life - Matt Oechsli
  97. How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men - Michael Reichert
  98. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  99. The Alligator (Louisiana) - C.C. Lockwood
  100. American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World (Louisiana) - Kelby Ouchley
  101. Go Set a Watchman (Alabama) - Harper Lee
  102. From the Chickasaw Cession to Yoknapatawpha: Historical and Literary Essays on North Mississippi (Mississippi) - Hubery H. McAlexander
  103. Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (Red Dwarf) - Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
  104. Better than Life (Red Dwarf) - Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
  105. The Western Star - Craig Johnson
  106. Depth of Winter - Craig Johnson
  107. Courage, Honor, Conquer! The inspiring story of General Milton Grafly Baker and his legacy, the Valley Forge Military Academy (Pennsylvania) - Ronald E Tschiegg
  108. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches (Audiobook) - John Hodgman
  109. Yes Please (Audiobook) - Amy Poehler
  110. The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World's Most Creative Places (Audiobook) - Eric Weiner
  111. Food: A Love Story (Audiobook) - Jim Gaffigan
  112. Calypso (Audiobook) - David Sedaris
  113. Makers - Corey Doctorow
  114. Bored of the Rings - Harvard Lampoon
  115. Mythos - Stephen Fry
  116. Technically Wrong - Sara Wachter Boettcher
  117. Unf#ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs and Triggers with Science - Dr. Faith Harper
  118. We Are What We Pretend To Be - Kurt Vonnegut
  119. Bagombo Snuff Box - Kurt Vonnegut
  120. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe - Bill Bryson
  121. Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Nee Quinch - Wendell Berry
  122. Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents - Dr. Nina Brown
  123. Kurt Vonnegut Drawings - Nanette Vonnegut
  124. Unf#ck Your Intimacy: Using Science for Better Relationships, Sex, and Dating - Dr. Faith Harper
  125. Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages - Dr. Gary Chapman
  126. Bluebeard - Kurt Vonnegut
  127. The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data - Kevin Mitnick
  128. The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States - Lewis Coe
  129. So, Anyway - John Cleese
  130. Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers (Audiobook) - Maxwell King (read by Levar Burton)
  131. Stoneburner - William Gay
  132. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee (Audiobook) - Sarah Silverman
  133. The Path up the Mountain: What Military School Did for Me... This Is My Story - Skyler Chauff
  134. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian - Kurt Vonnegut
  135. What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Audiobook) - Randall Munroe
  136. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior - Leonard Mlodinow
  137. Kurt Vonnegut's America - Jerome Klinkowitz
  138. What Would MacGyver Do? (Audiobook) - Brendan Vaughan
  139. Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More than Ever - Gavin Edwards
  140. The Lost Country - William Gay
  141. True or Poo: The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Faslehoods - Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
  142. Look at the Birdie - Kurt Vonnegut
  143. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems - Randall Munroe
  144. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone - Olivia Laing
  145. Fates Worse than Death - Kurt Vonnengut
  146. Lake Wobegon U.S.A. (Audiobook) - Garrison Keillor
  147. Fahrenheit 451 (Audiobook) - Ray Bradbury (Performed by Tim Robbins)
  148. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  149. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  150. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words - Randall Munroe
  151. Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing - Gretchen McCulloch
  152. Between Time and Timbuktu or Prometheus-5: A Space Fantasy - Kurt Vonnegut
  153. The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
  154. Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything - Dr. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen
  155. If This isn't Nice, What Is? - Kurt Vonnegut
  156. Like Shaking Hands with God - Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer
  157. The Secret Lives of Color - Kassia St. Clair
  158. A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
  159. Grand Central Winter: Stories From the Street - Lee Stringer
  160. The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic - Ginger Strand
  161. The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Audiobook) - Bill Bryson
  162. The Nickle Boys - Colson Whitehead
  163. Good Omens; The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Audiobook) - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet
  164. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
  165. Extracts from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven - Mark Twain
  166. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
  167. Wiped: The Curious History of Toilet Paper - Ronald Blumer
  168. Suckers Portfolio - Kurt Vonnegut
  169. Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States - Bill Bryson
  170. Turtles all the Way Down - John Green
  171. Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash (Audiobook) - Edward Humes
  172. Carson Long Institute: A Seniors Journal 1972-1973 (Pennsylvania) - David McCoy
  173. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Pennsylvania) - Benjamin Franklin
  174. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  175. Primordial Soup: The Least Worst Scripts (Red Dwarf) - Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
  176. The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits (Audiobook) - Erik Sass and Steve Wiegand
  177. The Way I Heard It - Mike Rowe
  178. Backwards (Red Dwarf) - Rob Grant
  179. Last Human (Red Dwarf) - Doug Naylor
  180. The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses - Dan Carlin
  181. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything - Chris Hadfield
  182. Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail - Ben Montgomery
  183. The Eden Express: A Personal Account of Schizophrenia - Mark Vonnegut
  184. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning (Audiobook)- Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
  185. The Great LIFE Photographers - The Editors of LIFE
  186. The Street Photographer's Manual - David Gibson
  187. Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions (Audiobook) - Stephen Colbert
  188. Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel - Ryan North
  189. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography - Neil Patrick Harris
  190. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir (Audiobook) - Bill Bryson
  191. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know (Audiobook) - Malcolm Gladwell
  192. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death - Caitlin Doughty
  193. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (Audiobook) - Michael Davis
  194. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race (Audiobook) - Jon Stewart
  195. The Hidden History of the Main Line: From Philadelphia to Malvern (Pennsylvania) - Mark E. Dixon
  196. Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike - Grant Petersen
  197. In a Sunburned Country (Audiobook) - Bill Bryson
  198. Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet - Will Hunt