Controversial Books for stlwaters

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Avaliação Média Your Rating Título
1.161 3.71 Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction por David Kuo
1.108 3.75 The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom por Miguel Ruiz
1.084 4.22 Infinite Jest por David Foster Wallace
1.076 3.91 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy por David D. Burns
1.073 3.58 Blue Blood por Edward Conlon
1.059 3.38 13 Steps Down por Ruth Rendell
1.054 3.74 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable por Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.036 3.54 Confessions of an Economic Hit Man por John Perkins
1.034 3.34 Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid por Dr. Denis Leary
1.03 3.77 The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen por Michael Ruhlman
1.029 4.14 The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs) por Eugene H. Peterson
1.018 3.61 Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook por Beth Hensperger
1.012 3.54 What Einstein Told His Barber por Robert Wolke
1.01 3.82 Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey the Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World por Holley Bishop
1.006 3.77 The Highly Sensitive Person. How to thrive when the world overwhelms you por Elaine N. Aron
0.998 3.72 Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn por Hannah Holmes
0.998 3.31 Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life por Allen Shawn
0.988 3.94 The Seven Storey Mountain por Thomas Merton
0.986 3.81 Never Let Me Go por Kazuo Ishiguro
0.986 3.94 The God Delusion por Richard Dawkins
0.978 3.86 Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism por Temple Grandin
0.978 3.5 The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security por Kevin D. Mitnick
0.977 3.62 iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It por Steve Wozniak
0.977 3.51 On Truth por Harry G. Frankfurt
0.974 3.3 What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty por John Brockman
0.961 3.78 No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks por Ed Viesturs
0.96 3.92 Buddhism Plain and Simple por Steve Hagen
0.956 3.66 Don't Eat This Book : Fast Food and the Supersizing of America por Morgan Spurlock
0.954 3.8 Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar por Moazzam Begg
0.953 3.8 Real Food: What to Eat and Why por Nina Planck
0.951 3.76 It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff por Peter Walsh
0.947 3.59 Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity por Jakob Nielsen
0.947 3.64 Cold Skin por Albert Sánchez Piñol
0.947 3.73 Salt: A World History por Mark Kurlansky
0.946 3.81 Executive Orders por Tom Clancy
0.942 3.54 Don't Get Too Comfortable por David Rakoff
0.942 3.77 Debt of Honor por Tom Clancy
0.942 3.8 The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers por Kevin D. Mitnick
0.942 3.54 Drive por James Sallis
0.94 4.08 Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion por Pema Chödrön
0.935 3.96 The Non-Designer's Design Book por Robin Williams
0.935 3.56 Eating Well for Optimum Health por Andrew Weil
0.935 4.06 The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth por Tim Flannery
0.933 3.51 Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot por Julian Dibbell
0.93 3.17 Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload por Mark Hurst
0.93 3.8 The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World por Marti Olsen Laney
0.93 3.67 Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial por Mark Harris
0.93 3.62 Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers por Amy Sutherland
0.925 4 On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals por Turid Rugaas
0.924 3.78 The Areas of My Expertise por John Hodgman
0.924 3.78 Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business por Danny Meyer
0.922 3.55 Humble Pie por Gordon Ramsay
0.922 4.1 Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen por Alton Brown
0.913 3.77 Storm Front por Jim Butcher
0.911 3.68 The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play por Neil Fiore
0.91 4.01 Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity por David Allen
0.907 3.86 The Sea Wolf por Jack London
0.905 3.85 Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means por Albert-László Barabási
0.901 4.09 The Face of Death por Cody McFadyen
0.898 3.81 The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream por Barack Obama
0.898 3.97 A Scanner Darkly por Philip K. Dick
0.897 3.35 Two for the Road: Our Love Affair with American Food por Jane Stern
0.894 3.87 Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier por Andrea Immer Robinson
0.892 3.74 The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less por Barry Schwartz
0.892 3.83 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference por Malcolm Gladwell
0.89 3.77 Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life por Martin E. P. Seligman
0.89 4.2 Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind por Shunryu Suzuki
0.886 3.74 See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism por Robert Baer
0.885 3.97 An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order por Nancy Klein Maguire
0.885 3.98 The Way of Zen por Alan W. Watts
0.884 4.1 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies por Jared Diamond
0.883 3.82 The World Without Us por Alan Weisman
0.882 3.86 The Man Who Ate Everything por Jeffrey Steingarten
0.881 4.23 Tao Te Ching por Lao Tzu
0.88 3.89 The Killer Inside Me por Jim Thompson
0.878 3.83 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything por Steven D. Levitt
0.877 3.2 Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter por Phoebe Damrosch
0.877 4.37 The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook por King Arthur Flour
0.875 3.5 Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy por Gordon Ramsay
0.874 4.05 What to Eat por Marion Nestle
0.874 3.83 A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror por Alfred McCoy
0.873 3.66 The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 por Ron Suskind
0.869 3.78 Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany por Bill Buford
0.867 4.2 The Name of the Rose por Umberto Eco
0.867 3.95 Why Darwin Matters por Michael Shermer
0.861 3.92 It Must've Been Something I Ate por Jeffrey Steingarten
0.86 3.86 Microwave Gourmet por Barbara Kafka
0.86 4.04 Straight Man por Richard Russo
0.858 3.83 The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower por Robert Baer
0.857 4.14 Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again por Ina Garten
0.857 4.09 Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating por M.D. Walter C. Willett
0.856 4.22 Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom por B. K. S. Iyengar
0.856 3.3 Buddha or Bust: In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All por Perry Garfinkel
0.855 4.22 Gates of Fire por Steven Pressfield
0.854 4.02 The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World por Michael Pollan
0.854 3.83 Rethinking Thin por Gina Kolata
0.851 4.01 The Wild Trees por Richard Preston
0.851 4.08 Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior por Temple Grandin
0.849 4.24 Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs por Suzanne Clothier
0.847 4.34 Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone por Deborah Madison
0.846 4.19 For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend por Patricia McConnell
0.846 3.61 What Einstein Told His Cook 2 por Robert L. Wolke
0.84 3.89 Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think por Brian Wansink
0.838 4 Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age por Paul Graham
0.838 4.1 Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats por Richard H. Pitcairn
0.836 3.74 What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained por Robert L. Wolke
0.834 3.92 The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal por Jared M. Diamond
0.834 3.95 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed por Jared M. Diamond
0.829 3.94 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly por Anthony Bourdain
0.828 3.61 Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality por Jared Diamond
0.828 3.8 The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary por Simon Winchester
0.826 4.07 The Collapse of Complex Societies por Joseph A. Tainter
0.825 4.14 The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance por Laurie Garrett
0.825 3.82 A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines por Anthony Bourdain
0.822 4.01 In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto por Michael Pollan
0.82 3.73 Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure por Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
0.817 4.22 Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House por Cheryl Mendelson
0.814 3.76 Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash por Elizabeth Royte
0.81 3.99 The Ethics of What We Eat por Peter Singer
0.807 4.1 Survival of the Sickest por Sharon Moalem
0.805 4.21 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals por Michael Pollan
0.805 4.25 I’m Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking por Alton Brown
0.803 4.05 Beyond fear : thinking sensibly about security in an uncertain world por Bruce Schneier
0.802 3.71 Flu por Gina Kolata
0.8 3.83 How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table por Russ Parsons
0.794 3.66 The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones por Anthony Bourdain
0.794 4.29 Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior & Evolution por Raymond Coppinger
0.788 3.9 The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina por Frank Rich
0.781 3.99 Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries por Neil deGrasse Tyson
0.776 3.86 The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit por Andrew Weil
0.773 3.95 Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life por Sarah Susanka
0.771 3.67 Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food por Felipe Fernández-Armesto
0.767 3.76 Television Without Pity: 752 Things We Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) About TV por Tara Ariano
0.767 3.97 The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World por Steven Johnson
0.764 4 Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish por G. Bruce Knecht
0.759 4.15 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex por Nathaniel Philbrick
0.735 4.41 I'm Just Here for More Food : Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking por Alton Brown
0.735 4.3 The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs por Patricia B. McConnell
0.731 4.31 The Code of the Woosters por P. G. Wodehouse
0.729 3.63 Your Movie Sucks por Roger Ebert
0.718 4.44 Hungry Planet: What the World Eats por Peter Menzel
0.706 3.88 Home by Design: Transforming Your House Into Home por Sarah Susanka
0.701 4.14 Mexican Everyday por Rick Bayless
0.681 3.65 The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections of a Primatologist por Frans de Waal
0.667 4.47 Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog por Brenda Aloff
0.65 3.74 Katz on Dogs: A Commonsense Guide to Training and Living with Dogs por Jon Katz
0.629 4.59 On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen por Harold McGee