Books I read in Prison (partial list)

Just went through my dad’s Amazon account, and pulled out a partial list of the books I read. Seeing years of my life reduced to a list of books reminds me of Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet”.

PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story

TIHKAL: The Continuation

December 31, 2019
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Pinker, Steven

Illegal to Legal: Business Success For The (Formerly) Incarcerated
Pelshaw, Mr. R. L.

The World’s Cheapest Destinations: 26 Countries Where Your Travel Money is Worth a Fortune
Leffel, Tim

The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year
Haskins, Suzan

Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America (Updated and Expanded Edition) (Process Self-reliance Series)
Ehrman, Mark

Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever
Swigunski, Michael

Real Tactics For Filing Your Disability Claim: Learn the “Ins and Outs” of Filing a Social Security Disability Claim in Language You Can Understand
Fróes, Tatiana M.

November 17, 2019

Defending the Damned: Inside a Dark Corner of the Criminal Justice System
Davis, Kevin

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Diamond Ph.D., Jared

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Adoption: Everything You Need to Know About Domestic and International Adoption
Falker, Elizabeth

November 3, 2019
The Craft of Intelligence: America’s Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World
Dulles, Allen

The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World
Notaras, Kelly

The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Kovach, Bill

A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children)
Riggs, Ransom

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Loewen, James W.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

The Portable Nietzsche (Portable Library)
Nietzsche, Friedrich

Surviving Schizophrenia, 7th Edition: A Family Manual
Torrey, E. Fuller

Battling The Administration: An Inmate’s Guide to a Successful Lawsuit
Meister, David J.

The Elements of Legal Style
Garner, Bryan A.

At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship (Citizenship and Migration in the Americas)
Spiro, Peter J

Gorilla Lawfair (The New Jailhouse Lawyer) (Volume 1)
Amen, Anpu Unnefer

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the USA
Abu-Jamal, Mumia

August 18, 2019
Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fifth Edition
Feinman, Jay M.

The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen (Columbia Global Reports)
Abrahamian, Atossa Araxia

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Flipping Your Conviction: State Post-Conviction Relief for the Pro Se Prisoner
Denison, Ivan

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook

A Concise Restatement of Torts 2nd Second edition by Institute

Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell (Nutshells)
Graham, Michael

Pennsylvania Rules of Court – Federal, 2019 revised ed. (Vol. II, Pennsylvania Court Rules)
Thomson Reuters Editorial Staff

Yardbird USA: How the United States Became the World’s Leading Jailer (Musings of a Trial Lawyer)
Cline, Jack W.

Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits
Morton III M.D., David A.

The Costa Rica Escape Manual 2019 (Happier Than A Billionaire)
Pisani, Nadine Hays

Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner’s Manual for Life
Spence, Gerry

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Stevenson, Bryan

September 2, 2020
Pennsylvania Rules of Court – State, 2016 ed. (Vol. I, Pennsylvania Court Rules)
Thomson West

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge (21-Feb-2012) Paperback

3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won’t Teach You in School
Hamer, Eleanor

August 24, 2020
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law, Newest Edition, Trade Paperback

No B.S. Ruthless Management of People and Profits: No Holds Barred, Kick Butt, Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Really Getting Rich
Kennedy, Dan S.

Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track
Sutton, Garrett

West’s Pennsylvania Criminal Justice, 2012 ed.
Thomson West

August 10, 2020
Win Your Case: How to Present, Persuade, and Prevail–Every Place, Every Time
Spence, Gerry

Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track
Sutton, Garrett

Making Them Believe: How One of America’s Legendary Rogues Marketed ”The Goat Testicles Solution” and Made Millions
Kennedy, Dan S.

July 16, 2020
The Ultimate Sales Letter, 4th Edition: Attract New Customers. Boost your Sales.
Kennedy, Dan S

No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent: No Holds Barred, Take No Prisoners, Guide to Getting Really Rich
Kennedy, Dan S.

Spanish for Beginners: This Book Includes: Grammar, Vocabulary, Short Stories
Revolution, Spanish Learning

Scientology The Fundamentals of Thought (English)
Hubbard, L. Ron

West’s Pennsylvania Criminal Justice, 2009 ed.

May 17, 2020
The “Hitler Myth”: Image and Reality in the Third Reich
Kershaw, Ian

Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health
L. Ron Hubbard

The Direct Mail Solution: A Business Owner’s Guide to Building a Lead-Generating, Sales-Driving, Money-Making Direct-Mail Campaign
Simpson, Craig

May 2, 2020
Mastering the Adventure of International Dating: Real answers and straight talk for Gen Y-ers, Gen X-ers and Boomers to finding Romance in Eastern Eur
Davis, Mark Edward

April 13, 2020
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away
Goldstein, Rebecca

Learn Spanish via Etymologies: The Addictive Way To Learn Spanish Quickly
Friedman, S. Morgan

Pen Pal Success: The Ultimate Guide to Getting & Keeping Pen Pals
Kruger, Josh

High Noon in Skivvies: The Adventurer’s Guide to Retiring Early, Simple Living, and Homesteading in Nicaragua
Allen, Jeff

Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe
Mercier, Hugo

Merriam-Webster’s Word-for-Word Spanish-English Dictionary, Newest Edition, 2016 Copyright (Spanish and English Edition)

Spanish Language For Beginners: How to learn and speak Spanish from scratch. A self-study guide with practical exercises to get familiar with Spanish language.
Swank, Matthew

The New Penguin Russian Course: A Complete Course for Beginners (Penguin Handbooks)
Brown, Nicholas J.

The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children)
Riggs, Ransom

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Pinker, Steven

Prisoners’ Self-Help Litigation Manual
Boston, John

Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness
Roth, Alisa

Post-Conviction Relief: Secrets Exposed
Riggs, Kelly Patrick

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, Jacketed Hardcover, Indexed, 2020 Copyright

January 11, 2020
Jury Decision Making: The State of the Science (Psychology and Crime)
Devine, Dennis J.

The CIA World Factbook 2019-2020
Central Intelligence Agency

July 24, 2021
The Leader in Me: How Schools Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time
Covey, Stephen R.

Start A 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life: How to Legally Structure Your Nonprofit to Avoid I.R.S. Trouble, Lawsuits, Financial Scandals & More! (Nonprofit Law Series)
Chisholm Esq., Audrey K.

How to Start, Run & Grow a Successful Nonprofit Organization: DIY Startup Guide to 501 C(3) Nonprofit Charitable Organization For All 50 States & DC
Sanders, Aaron

The Robert Collier Letter Book: Fifth Edition
Collier, Robert

Winning through Intimidation: How to Be the Victor, Not the Victim, in Business and in Life
Ringer, Robert

Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You’re Selling (The Little Black Book of Advertising Secrets)
Weltman, Josh

The prospect of immortality
Ettinger, R. C. W

May 31, 2021
Zero Resistance Selling
Maltz, Maxwell

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Covey, Stephen R.

Copywriting Secrets: How Everyone Can Use The Power Of Words To Get More Clicks, Sales and Profits . . . No Matter What You Sell Or Who You Sell It To!
Edwards, Jim

April 7, 2021
The New Psycho-Cybernetics
Maxwell Maltz

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Stone, Brad

Iron John: A Book about Men
Bly, Robert

No B.S. Guide to Powerful Presentations: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Plan to Sell Anything with Webinars, Online Media, Speeches, and Seminars
Kennedy, Dan S.

March 30, 2021
Nabokov, Vladimir

Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity (Jewish Encounters Series)
Goldstein, Rebecca

Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind
Hill, Napoleon

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Cahalan, Susannah

No B.S. Price Strategy: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoner Guide to Profits, Power, and Prosperity
Kennedy, Dan S.

The NO EXCUSE Travel Guide: A Blueprint for Making Your Travel Dreams a Reality
Gloeckl, Philipp

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide to Time Productivity and Sanity
Kennedy, Dan S.

February 19, 2021
Spanish-English Dictionary (Barron’s Bilingual Dictionaries)
Martini, Ursula

The Costa Rica Escape Manual 2019 (Happier Than A Billionaire)
Pisani, Nadine Hays

No B.S. Ruthless Management of People and Profits: No Holds Barred, Kick Butt, Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Really Getting Rich
Kennedy, Dan S.

Get Laid or Die Trying
Allen, Jeff

Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Erard, Michael

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