Controversial Books for KylePayne

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

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.332 3.57 Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin
1.251 3.15 The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure
1.211 3.6 SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas
1.195 3.46 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
1.175 3.71 Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
1.174 3.41 Beauty's Punishment by A. N. Roquelaure
1.171 3.4 Beauty's Release by A. N. Roquelaure
1.164 3.95 Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her by Susan Griffin
1.144 4.05 Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant by Andrea Dworkin
1.125 3.77 Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen
1.125 3.66 Rust : the longest war by Jonathan Waldman
1.11 3.51 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American P... Association
1.103 3.84 Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.086 3.49 Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
1.086 3.93 Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio
1.078 3.93 The Chalice and The Blade by Riane Eisler
1.054 3.74 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.041 3.66 One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society by Herbert Marcuse
1.032 4 slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte
1.03 3.22 Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America by Tom Lutz
1.03 3.9 Myths Of Gender: Biological Theories About Women And Men by Anne Fausto-Sterling
1.029 3.88 The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck
1.019 3.8 A Black Theology of Liberation by James H. Cone
1.017 3.67 The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring by Parker J. Palmer
1.013 3.83 Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
1.009 3.73 Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan G. Johnson
1.006 3.89 The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey Liker
1.003 3.85 How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard
0.99 4 Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare by James H. Cone
0.988 4.23 Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future by Margaret J. Wheatley
0.987 3.73 The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson
0.981 3.51 Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
0.976 3.35 The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism by Katie Roiphe
0.975 3.73 Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming by Paul Hawken
0.974 4.11 Male Fantasies, Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History by Klaus Theweleit
0.973 4.13 Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
0.971 3.79 Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind by Mary Field Belenky
0.97 3.58 Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant
0.964 3.98 Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules--From FDR's Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush's Ille by Philippe Sands
0.96 3.96 Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
0.955 4.13 Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith
0.955 4.07 Refusing To Be A Man by John Stoltenberg
0.952 3.86 Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
0.951 4.04 Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management by Jeffrey Pfeffer
0.949 4.14 Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
0.944 3.99 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
0.941 3.77 The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf
0.94 3.85 The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
0.935 4.21 No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chödrön
0.924 4.23 Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
0.924 3.72 Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges
0.922 4.03 Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick
0.921 3.92 On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy, and Their Own Families by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
0.917 4.23 God of the Oppressed by James H. Cone
0.912 3.71 The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
0.904 4.18 Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
0.9 4.35 The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks
0.9 3.65 Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time by Paul Rogat Loeb
0.895 4.16 The Giver by Lois Lowry
0.891 4.01 Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh
0.89 4.2 Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
0.886 4.1 Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light by Leonard Shlain
0.886 4.12 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.886 4.19 The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chödrön
0.884 3.74 Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War by Joe Bageant
0.883 4.16 Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer
0.883 4.07 Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling
0.882 3.82 Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time) by Claude M. Steele
0.882 4.04 The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
0.88 3.77 Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective by Mark Epstein
0.878 3.77 Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape by Susan Brownmiller
0.872 4.11 On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy by Carl R. Rogers
0.871 4.11 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
0.868 4.09 Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
0.859 4.24 Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
0.857 3.96 The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume 1 (1931-1934) by Anaïs Nin
0.855 3.63 White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
0.853 4.32 Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks
0.842 3.38 Speaking with the Angel by Nick Hornby
0.84 4.34 Exile & Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation by Eli Clare
0.838 4.19 Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul by Patricia Foster
0.833 4.22 Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chödrön
0.833 4 A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller, 1932-1953 by Anaïs Nin
0.832 4.28 Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne
0.83 4.3 The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
0.826 4.05 The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted by Mike Lofgren
0.826 3.98 Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
0.82 4.26 When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
0.82 3.72 Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity by Elaine Pagels
0.819 4.2 Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky
0.818 3.95 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
0.818 4.25 Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.811 4.28 Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister
0.811 4.15 How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley
0.809 4.29 The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear by Paul Rogat Loeb
0.809 4.21 Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
0.804 3.94 The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
0.799 4.06 Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
0.798 4.08 War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
0.795 3.91 American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America by Chris Hedges
0.778 3.75 Sex, Time, and Power: How Woman's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution by Leonard Shlain
0.776 4.37 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.774 3.9 It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism by Thomas E. Mann
0.773 4.19 Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön
0.766 4.01 Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges
0.759 4.26 The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
0.758 4.33 The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
0.758 3.78 A Buddhist Bible by Dwight Goddard
0.755 4.37 Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
0.753 4.3 Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
0.749 4.1 The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton
0.745 4.13 Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
0.739 4.09 Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges
0.736 3.89 Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum
0.728 4.24 The powers that be : theology for a new millennium by Walter Wink
0.722 4.2 Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis
0.721 4 In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution by Susan Brownmiller
0.718 4.36 Transforming a Rape Culture by Emilie Buchwald
0.701 3.93 It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump by Stuart Stevens
0.7 4.05 Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl
0.699 4.2 Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
0.698 4.24 Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
0.698 4.17 Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow
0.696 4.5 The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
0.687 4.12 Two Knotty Boys Showing You The Ropes: A Step-by-Step, Illustrated Guide for Tying Sensual and Decorative Rope Bondage by Two Knotty Boys
0.682 3.94 Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research by Roger R. Hock
0.682 4.54 The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
0.681 4.02 Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Neiwert
0.673 4.28 How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
0.649 4.35 The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
0.648 4.16 Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
0.64 4.3 Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino
0.612 4.26 The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
0.598 4.42 We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.545 3.68 What If This Were Enough?: Essays by Heather Havrilesky
0.516 4.33 Paying the Land by Joe Sacco