Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanksi


Author: Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanksi Title: Soccernomics : why England loses, why Germany and Brazil win, and why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey and even India are destined to become the kings of the world’s most popular sport Publication Info: New York : Nation Books, c2009. ISBN: 9781568584256 Also by the same author: Football…

Book Review: Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us by Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman


Author: Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman Title: Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us Publication Info: HighBridge Company (2011) ISBN: 1611744881 Summary/Review: This Library Thing Early Reviewers audiobook ask what the following things have in common: listening to someone else’s cell phone conversation, Zinedine Zidane’s World Cup Final, Huntington’s chorea, Joba Chamberlain & midges, chili…

Book Review: Once in a lifetime by Gavin Newsham


Author: Gavin Newsham Title: Once in a lifetime : the incredible story of the New York Cosmos Publication Info: New York : [Berkeley] : Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006. ISBN: 9780802142887 Summary/Review: Having watched the documentary film Once in a Lifetime and read Soccer in a Football World, I continue to…

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot


Author:  Rebecca Skloot Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Publication Info: Random House Audio (2010) ISBN:  9780307712509 Summary/Review: In 1951, a woman named Henrietta Lacks died in Baltimore due to cervical cancer.  The remarkably tenacious continued to survive and divide and become the subject of numerous medical studies known as HeLa cells.  This book…