Book Review: Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway by Kirk Johnson and Ray Troll


Author: Kirk Johnson and Ray Troll Title: Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist on the Ultimate 5,000-Mile Paleo Road Trip Publication Info: Fulcrum Publishing (2007) ISBN: 9781555914516 Summary/Review: I’ve long been a fan of the art of Ray Troll who specializes in drawing realistic but whimsical representations of…

Book Review: Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer


Author: Jonah Lehrer Title: Proust Was a Neuroscientist Publication Info: Brilliance Audio on CD (2008) ISBN: 9781423374206 Previously read by same author: How We Decide Summary/Review: This book explores the work of eight artists and how their art revealed truths about the human brain that would later be discovered through science.  A quick search of…

Book Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Author: Suzanne Collins Title:  Mockingjay Publication Info: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010. Books Read By Same Author: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire Summary/Review: The final installment in The Hunger Games trilogy is the strongest of the series.  The whole series is built on moral ambiguity and in this novel Katniss Everdeen finds herself among…

Book Review: The F-word by Jesse Sheidlower


Author: Jesse Sheidlower Title: The F-word Publication Info: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780195393118 Summary/Review: Not the book I expected.  I thought it was going to be a cultural history of the word “fuck” through history and various usages.  That was just the introduction which was pretty good.  The main…