Late Summer Reading Recommendations


A Dinner Parties and More EXTRA . . .


     Reading  is one of the methods you can use to gather topical material you can refer to in social situations. Being armed with information such as this will make you much more interesting as a conversationalist.

     Summer is almost over, but there’s still time to read a good book. The self-help genre covering social theories and fun hobbies seems to be especially rich in choices. You might like to try one of our recommendations listed below:


“Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on your Car’s Engine!” – Chris Maynard. “You’ll be the envy of everyone at the rest stop!” — Missoula Independent

“Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself” – Dale Power. We’ll all need one sooner or later.

“Crafting with Cat Hair” –  Kaori Tsutaya. Evidently nothing is wasted in the Tsutaya household.

For A Better Society

“Hillbilly Elegy” – by J. D. Vance. Poking and stroking the hoi polloi of the hill country.

“The 4-Hour Work Week” – Timothy Ferris. Hopefully coming to your workplace soon.

“The Missionary Position – Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice” – Christopher Hitchens. Could be subtitled “How to Become a Saint in Any Position.”

The Family

“Happy Wife Happy Life” – Scott Carlson. 

“Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No” – Henry Cloud. Personally, I take issue with this. I’ve found “maybe” is always a good way to buy some time.

 “Dating for Under a Dollar” – compiled by Blair Tolman. Good info for someone in your family who is single, who finds themselves single again, or who wants to remain single.

Reading To Make A Better You

“I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional” – Wendy Kaminer. Aren’t we all.

“How to Change Your Life in the Next 15 Minutes” – Rahul Badami. I started this book about 20 minutes ago, and I think it’s working.

“Anybody Can Be Cool . . . But Awesome Takes Practice” – by Lorraine Peterson. Sure. Actually, simply being cool would be enough for me.

“Barking Up the Wrong Tree” – by Eric Barker and “The Power of Meow” – by David Michie. Much can be learned from our pets.

“The Art of Witty Banter” – Patrick King. An odd coincidence, but Witty Banter was a kid in my 3rd grade class.

“How to Raise Your IQ by Eating Gifted Children” – by Lewis B. Frumkes. Includes recipes.

How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found” – Sara Nickerson. She published this book and was never heard from again.

     We hope you have enjoyed your summer, and we hope you are reading a good book.

Bob and Dorothy Miller

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