Friday, December 10, 2010

My 12 Favorite Books I Read in 2010

In no particular order:

1. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Bed of Procrustes (Aphorisms that make me think)

2. Tom Chatfield: Fun Inc: Why gaming will dominate the twenty-first century (the theory behind why video games are so popular and why they just might transform health care and education)

3. Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (As a pathologist, I am fascinated by the journey of a young medical oncologist and the history and biography of cancer)

4. Vinnie Mirchandani: The New Polymath (There is a lot here to make me think about the future of health care)

5. Lionel Shriver: So Much for That (a novel that captures the misery of the status quo of health care in the USA)

6. Gary Shteyngast: Super Sad True Love Story ( I love this novelist)

7. Yunte Huang: Charlie Chan (I watched the movies as a kid on channel five in LA)

8. Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (A book where the author becomes part of the story, but the tragedy is how the gap between the medical profession and the family is so vast)

9. Sam Lipsyte: The Ask

10. Oren Harman: The Price of Altruism (Why do we do nice things for others)

11. Melvin Rogers: The Undiscovered Dewey (This book made me rethink my whole understanding of Dewey)

12. Justin Spring: Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade (Truth is definitely stranger than fiction in this case. You just cannot make this stuff up)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention of The New Polymath even though health tech is only one of many techs (info, clean, nano, bio etc) covered in book. Amazing the innovation happening in healthtech, yet compared to innovation in machines (robots,sensors, RFID etc) mankind is far behind and needs to accelerate medical tech, and even more importantly its deployment en masse. To few people across the globe see the benefits of medical innovation.