Controversial Books for jdoshna

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
1.189 3.54 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
1.139 3.61 The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
1.128 3.79 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.125 3.16 Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom--and Revenge by Edward Kritzler
1.115 3.56 Das Kapital, Gateway Edition (Skeptical Reader) by Karl Marx
1.114 3.96 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
1.113 3.68 Cross Culture: A Collection of Global Sermons by Lillian M. Moir
1.108 2.99 Southern Cross the Dog: A Novel by Bill Cheng
1.101 3.41 Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
1.1 3.38 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.098 3.21 Digital Fortress: A Thriller by Dan Brown
1.093 3.61 Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
1.09 3.64 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.086 3.8 Stranger in a Strange Land (Uncut Edition) by Robert A. Heinlein
1.082 3.61 Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
1.059 3.88 The Production of Space by Henri Lefebvre
1.056 3.54 Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
1.052 3.9 Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett
1.045 3.47 The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper
1.043 3.71 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1.039 3.97 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
1.037 3.63 The Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
1.034 3.77 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.034 4.08 Crime and Punishment (Abridged)
1.031 3.63 The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction by Stephen Crane
1.03 3.86 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.024 3.7 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.019 3.86 A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
1.016 3.55 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
1.016 3.59 Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.008 3.89 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
1.007 4.1 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
1.006 3.78 How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
1.004 3.52 Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations by Paul Krugman
1.004 4.13 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
1.003 3.42 Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs
1.001 3.86 The Republic by Plato
1 3.86 Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.998 3.96 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.997 3.74 Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle by Dan Senor
0.997 4.08 Everyman's Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages by Abraham Cohen
0.993 3.85 Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play by David Mamet
0.993 3.76 Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals by Moosewood Collective
0.991 3.71 Common Sense and Other Writings by Thomas Paine
0.99 3.83 Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall
0.988 3.9 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
0.986 4.01 The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
0.982 3.73 The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman
0.981 4.03 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
0.981 3.33 The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin
0.978 3.6 On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
0.975 4.05 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.974 3.96 The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
0.973 3.98 A Companion to Marx's Capital, Volume 1 by David Harvey
0.971 3.69 How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill
0.97 3.88 The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
0.969 3.74 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. by Washington Irving
0.968 3.71 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.967 4.24 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Applause Musical Library) by Stephen Sondheim
0.964 3.89 A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
0.964 3.93 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
0.963 3.93 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
0.962 4.02 City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis
0.962 4.09 The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
0.962 3.93 For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
0.958 3.99 Light in August by William Faulkner
0.958 3.94 When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
0.958 3.71 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
0.957 3.71 Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker by Dawn J. Ranck
0.956 4 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
0.955 3.65 Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward L. Glaeser
0.953 3.81 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
0.951 3.73 The Rise of the Network Society by Manuel Castells
0.949 4.07 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
0.948 3.8 Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
0.946 3.49 West Side Story: A Novelization by Irving Shulman
0.946 4.06 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
0.943 4.15 Into the Woods [Script/Libretto] by Stephen Sondheim
0.941 3.91 The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
0.94 4.13 The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
0.939 4.01 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
0.938 3.88 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
0.937 3.72 Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman
0.936 4.11 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.935 3.92 The Hidden Dimension by Edward T. Hall
0.935 4 The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels
0.931 3.71 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
0.93 3.69 The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.93 3.92 The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill
0.929 4.09 Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
0.928 4.2 The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
0.928 4.07 A Christmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket on the Hearth (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Charles Dickens
0.927 3.74 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
0.927 3.94 The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
0.925 3.62 The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida
0.925 4.22 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
0.924 3.75 The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
0.924 3.99 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
0.922 3.94 The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
0.921 4.12 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
0.921 3.93 On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
0.92 3.76 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
0.92 4.01 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
0.918 4.11 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
0.918 3.63 The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
0.917 3.8 The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.916 4.02 The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
0.914 3.99 Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.912 3.9 Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare
0.911 3.92 The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
0.909 4.1 The Complete Phantom of the Opera by George Perry
0.907 3.69 The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
0.907 4.14 Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible by Joseph Telushkin
0.906 4.42 Rent by Jonathan Larson
0.906 3.93 The Seagull by Anton Tschechow
0.905 3.95 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / The Journal of John Woolman / Fruits of Solitude by Charles William Eliot
0.904 4.14 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.903 3.87 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
0.902 3.67 American Rust: A Novel by Philipp Meyer
0.901 4.05 Democracy in America; and Two essays on America by Alexis de Tocqueville
0.901 4.02 The Call of the Wild / White Fang by Jack London
0.898 3.79 Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.898 3.8 The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
0.897 3.9 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
0.896 4.05 The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
0.896 3.69 Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
0.896 3.77 Oscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray: a graphic novel by Oscar Wilde
0.895 3.41 Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
0.895 4.18 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
0.893 4.09 The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
0.893 3.88 The Competitive Advantage of Nations by Michael E. Porter
0.892 4.06 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
0.892 3.74 The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz
0.892 3.92 The Tempest by Barbara A. Mowat
0.892 3.84 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
0.892 3.87 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
0.892 3.82 Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan
0.891 3.37 Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
0.888 3.91 The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
0.888 3.87 Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
0.887 3.93 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
0.887 3.89 Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Ethnic and Regional Recipes from the Cooks at the Legendary Restaurant by Moosewood Collective
0.886 4.04 The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
0.884 4.12 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
0.884 3.59 Edge City: Life on the New Frontier by Joel Garreau
0.881 4.06 Twelve Angry Men: A Play in Three Acts by Reginald Rose
0.881 3.63 The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
0.88 3.75 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
0.878 3.77 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
0.878 4.21 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
0.878 3.83 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
0.877 4.07 Essays & Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Ralph Waldo Emerson
0.876 3.92 The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series) by Kelly Coyne
0.875 4.11 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
0.875 4.23 The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
0.875 4.37 The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder
0.874 3.72 SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt
0.873 4.24 The Importance of Being Earnest / Lady Windermere's Fan / A Woman of No Importance / An Ideal Husband / Salomé by Oscar Wilde
0.872 3.98 The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change by David Harvey
0.872 4.1 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
0.871 3.66 The Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault
0.87 3.9 Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan Pfeiffer
0.87 4.4 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0.868 3.96 Arsenic and Old Lace : A Play in Three Acts by Joseph Kesselring
0.867 4.27 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.866 4.01 Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers Markets by Deborah Madison
0.866 3.92 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
0.866 4.1 Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
0.866 3.5 The Practice of Social Research by Earl R. Babbie
0.863 3.89 Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
0.862 4 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
0.862 3.81 The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
0.862 3.67 The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.861 3.67 A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
0.86 3.4 Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition by Andrew Friedman
0.858 3.86 Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
0.857 4.07 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
0.857 3.84 Bossypants by Tina Fey
0.856 4.21 The Short Novels of John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck
0.855 4.31 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
0.854 4.15 Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
0.853 3.95 Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
0.853 4.23 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.852 3.82 Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
0.851 3.47 Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
0.848 3.99 A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey
0.847 4.34 Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
0.847 4.04 The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
0.846 4.38 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
0.844 4.28 Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History by Joseph Telushkin
0.842 4.15 Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger
0.842 4.02 The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
0.842 3.85 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver
0.84 3.53 The Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.838 3.83 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
0.837 4.03 Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
0.836 3.81 Torch by Cheryl Strayed
0.834 4.27 The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
0.834 3.9 The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism by David Harvey
0.833 3.62 Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
0.83 4.28 Night by Elie Wiesel
0.827 3.86 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.827 3.98 Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
0.826 3.97 The Time Machine / The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
0.824 3.75 Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman
0.823 3.99 Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
0.822 4.01 In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
0.82 4.12 The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch
0.82 4.47 Constitution of the United States {Barnes and Noble Study Edition} by Founding Fathers
0.82 3.85 The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.817 4.28 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
0.817 4.11 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.816 3.67 A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age by Daniel J. Levitin
0.815 4.3 How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
0.814 4 Selected Stories of O. Henry by O. Henry
0.813 4.32 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
0.81 4.15 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
0.809 4.31 The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
0.808 4.08 Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
0.807 3.99 Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
0.805 4.31 Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner
0.805 4.22 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
0.803 4 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
0.802 3.68 The Best American Short Stories 2009 by Alice Sebold
0.801 4.3 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
0.801 3.98 The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
0.798 4.33 Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey
0.798 4.07 Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
0.795 4.21 Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott
0.794 3.98 Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It by Karl Weber
0.794 3.81 Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
0.794 3.82 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
0.791 4.04 The Consequences of Modernity by Anthony Giddens
0.789 4.22 Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
0.785 3.85 Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks
0.784 3.97 When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor by William Julius Wilson
0.783 4.4 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
0.78 4.53 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.779 4.23 The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
0.778 4.28 The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
0.777 4.13 The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by Lewis Mumford
0.776 4.37 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.774 4.36 Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary by David L. Lieber
0.774 4.08 The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
0.774 4.03 A Doll's House / Ghosts / Hedda Gabler / The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen
0.77 4.05 The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.768 4.43 The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
0.767 4.19 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
0.762 4.31 Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
0.762 4.35 The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
0.759 4.16 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
0.754 4.25 Fiddler on the Roof [play] by Joseph Stein
0.746 4.13 Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany
0.744 4.32 The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll
0.74 3.95 House of Spies by Daniel Silva
0.734 4.07 Harvey [play] by Mary Chase
0.732 4.59 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
0.732 4.35 The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.732 4.3 Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
0.728 4.45 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
0.728 4.2 The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
0.718 3.69 The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson
0.714 4.46 The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.704 4.48 Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
0.699 4.07 Memories of the Future - Volume 1 by Wil Wheaton
0.698 4.17 Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow
0.689 4.46 The New Best Recipe: All-New Edition with 1,000 Recipes by Cook's Illustrated Magazine
0.683 3.32 kaddish.com: A novel by Nathan Englander
0.682 4.18 The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty
0.68 4.35 The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook by King Arthur Flour
0.675 4.6 Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
0.673 4.42 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
0.673 4 The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson
0.655 4.09 The Best 30-Minute Recipe by Cook's Illustrated Magazine
0.654 4.16 The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs
0.653 3.89 States and Social Revolutions by Theda Skocpol
0.649 4.34 The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
0.629 4.59 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
0.598 4.42 We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.595 4.58 The Five Books of Moses by Everett Fox
0.554 4.03 Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years by David Litt
0.471 4.37 Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons from the Great Works and Thinkers by Joseph Telushkin