The Last 10 Books I’ve Read (170-180)

by John Hawkins | October 20, 2010 12:41 pm

As part of a never-ending series, I like to do short reviews of the books I read. Here are the latest 10 books I’ve read with the previous 170 that I’ve perused linked at the end of the post.

PS: If you’re wondering why there are very few low rated books on this list, it’s because I have a low tolerance for boredom and tend to just stop reading tomes that don’t hold my interest. Sometimes I go back to them and sometimes I don’t.

PS #2: Some of these books were sent to me by publishers, gratis, because they were hoping I’d do reviews. I’m including that because I believe I now have to, legally, although I think that’s silly.

Currently Reading: James Davison Hunter: The Death of Character: On the Moral Education of America’s Children[1]

10) Al Ries and Laura Ries: The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding[2] (A: Not as good #8 on the list, but not still the 2nd best book on Marketing that I’ve ever read)

9) Eric Hoffer: The Ordeal of Change:[3] (B+: Another short, outstanding book by Hoffer. If you want to understand mass movements, nobody explains them better than Hoffer)

8) Al Ries and Jack Trout: The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!:[4] (A+: The best book on marketing that I’ve read. Period. Anybody who wants to do effective marketing should read this.)

7) Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning:[5] (A: Frankl explains the details of life in a Nazi Concentration Camp and how it impacts man’s search for the meaning of life. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anybody)

6) Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler (A: Influencer: The Power to Change Anything:[6]: (B: They examine how change works in the real world and apply the lessons from people and organizations that have been successful.)

5) C.S. Lewis: Miracles:[7] (B: A short book by Lewis pondering his agony after his wife passed. It’s a very sad, very moving book and as always with Lewis, you can’t help but learn something.)

4) Matt Ridley: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature:[8] (B: I don’t believe in macroevolution, but I do believe in microevolution and I think Ridley has a good take on it. )

3) Jay Levinson: Guerrilla Marketing, 4th edition: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business:[9] (B-: I did learn some things from this book, but it’s surprisingly conventional for a book at that’s supposed to be about guerrilla marketing.)

2) Laura Ingraham: The Obama Diaries:[10] (B-: Making up imaginary diaries for the Obama family was grating and it detracted from what Ingraham was saying.)

1) Milton Friedman: Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History:[11] (B-: You can learn a lot about monetary policy from this book, but it’s very, very dry.)

To see the previous 170 books I’ve read, click here[12].

Endnotes:
  1. The Death of Character: On the Moral Education of America’s Children: http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Diaries-Laura-Ingraham/dp/1439197512/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279223636&sr=8-1
  2. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Branding/dp/0060007737/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287591800&sr=1-1
  3. The Ordeal of Change:: http://www.amazon.com/Bob-Greenes-Total-Body-Makeover/dp/B0016HMC5W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279224130&sr=1-1
  4. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!:: http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Marketing-Violate/dp/0887306667/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287591962&sr=1-1
  5. Man’s Search for Meaning:: http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/0807014273/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287592070&sr=1-1
  6. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything:: http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Effect-Celebrity-Narcissism-Seducing/dp/B002NSLMUE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279224505&sr=1-1
  7. Miracles:: http://www.amazon.com/Next-100-Years-Forecast-Century/dp/0767923057/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279225404&sr=1-4
  8. The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature:: http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Crowds-James-Surowiecki/dp/0385721706/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279225609&sr=1-1
  9. Guerrilla Marketing, 4th edition: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business:: http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Acting-Rich-Millionaire/dp/0470482559/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279225723&sr=1-1
  10. The Obama Diaries:: http://www.amazon.com/Motley-Crue-Confessions-Worlds-Notorious/dp/0060989157/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279225935&sr=1-1
  11. Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History:: http://www.amazon.com/Ogilvy-Advertising-David/dp/039472903X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279226197&sr=1-1
  12. here: https://rightwingnews.com/2010/07/the-latest-10-books-i%E2%80%99ve-read/

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