Friday, November 10, 2006

How to be Popular by Meg Cabot

Ever since Steph Landry spilled a Big Gulp on the most popular girl in school, her name has been synonymous with screwing up. But all of that is going to change now that she has found the secret to popularity.

Highly Recommended
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser

The story of a school shooting told by those who experienced it with lots of gun and school shooting footnotes.

I found it very didactic and boring.
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank by David Plotz

When The Repository for Germinal Choice was started, it was meant to be a way to breed better humans by using sperm from Nobel Prize winners to impregnate MENSA women. What actually happened to the men who donated and the women who were impregnated is much more interesting than that.

An insightful look at what was intended to be an experiment in eugenics but became more of a study in nature vs. nurture.

Highly Recommended