Controversial Books for thekimfamily

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

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.336 3.7 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships While Avoiding the Habits That Break Down Your Loving Connection by Richard Carlson
1.314 3.6 Marketing Management by Philip Kotler
1.294 3.52 Roget's II: The New Thesaurus by Robert Masters
1.275 3.2 The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life by Bruce H. Wilkinson
1.25 3.73 The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations by Peter Senge
1.217 3.75 Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used by Peter Block
1.216 3.01 How to Become CEO: The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization by Jeffrey J. Fox
1.213 3.56 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.167 4.27 The Holy Bible: New International Version (NIV) by Zondervan
1.162 3.63 Joshua: A Parable for Today by Joseph F. Girzone
1.158 3.6 Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary by Merriam-Webster
1.155 3.48 A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
1.152 3.35 The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan
1.151 3.74 On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
1.149 3.3 The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company by David Packard
1.147 3.8 Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
1.142 3.44 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.141 2.62 The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure by Catherine Blyth
1.14 3.99 A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
1.123 3.56 The English Roses by Madonna
1.122 3.79 Robert's Rules of Order by Henry M. Robert
1.118 3.02 The Popcorn Report: Faith Popcorn on the Future of Your Company, Your World, Your Life by Faith Popcorn
1.114 3.64 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.114 3.5 Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking by Andy Sernovitz
1.105 3.52 The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger L. Martin
1.101 3.83 Just Grandpa and Me by Mercer Mayer
1.1 3.38 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.095 3.44 A History of Pi by Petr Beckmann
1.095 3.7 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
1.082 3.78 Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
1.082 3.81 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
1.081 3.45 Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
1.08 3.9 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.08 4.09 Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser
1.075 3.83 Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.072 3.79 How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael J. Gelb
1.071 4.2 The Student Bible: New International Version by Philip Yancey
1.066 3.53 What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question by Po Bronson
1.066 3.65 StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
1.066 3.69 Worst Enemies/Best Friends by Annie Bryant
1.055 3.24 Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
1.054 3.98 The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories by Karyn Henley
1.053 3.38 Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution by Michael Hammer
1.05 3.82 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
1.047 3.63 Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life by Charles R. Swindoll
1.045 3.86 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
1.043 3.66 The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
1.042 3.89 Let's Go Europe by Let's Go Inc.
1.041 4.13 365 Tao: Daily Meditations by Ming-Dao Deng
1.041 3.75 First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents by Bonnie Angelo
1.036 3.41 The Ten-Day MBA: A Step-By-step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools by Steven A. Silbiger
1.035 4.18 My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
1.033 3.65 The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
1.031 3.97 The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
1.03 3.21 Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor by Janet Lowe
1.03 3.7 The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz
1.03 3.86 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.029 3.19 Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World by Mikhail S. Gorbachev
1.029 3.87 The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck
1.027 3.52 Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services by Guy Kawasaki
1.027 3.73 Subculture: The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige
1.027 4 Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
1.026 3.55 Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnach
1.026 3.67 Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi
1.024 3.69 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.02 3.96 Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
1.017 3.17 Barbarians Led by Bill Gates by Jennifer Edstrom
1.017 4.06 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1.016 3.55 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
1.013 3.46 The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
1.013 3.74 House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
1.012 3.48 What Einstein Told His Barber by Robert Wolke
1.009 3.54 Horse Crazy by Bonnie Bryant
1.008 3.93 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.005 3.96 The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.005 3.86 The Red and the Black by Stendhal
1.004 4.06 The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
1.003 3.4 The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
1.001 3.86 Plato’s Republic by Plato
1.001 3.56 Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
1 3.78 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1 3.74 Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
0.999 3.91 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
0.998 3.89 The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
0.997 3.81 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
0.994 2.85 The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work by Joshua Piven
0.992 3.44 How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.978 3.72 Leadership Is an Art by Max De Pree
0.976 3.99 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
0.976 3.6 Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
0.971 3.87 Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore
0.968 4.17 The Elements of Style by William Jr. Strunk
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.968 3.43 French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
0.968 3.84 The Art of War by Sun Tzu
0.964 3.52 Utopia by Thomas More
0.964 3.9 The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People (Expanded and Adapted for Small Groups) by John Ortberg
0.963 3.94 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
0.963 3.99 Children's Letters to God by Stuart Hample
0.963 3.3 The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business by Ethan M. Rasiel
0.962 3.7 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
0.962 3.36 The Nothing that Is: A Natural History of Zero by Robert Kaplan
0.961 3.62 Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
0.959 3.74 One Up On Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market by Peter Lynch
0.957 3.8 The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
0.956 3.76 Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.
0.954 4.03 If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
0.954 4.06 The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge
0.952 3.74 The Prince (Bantam Classics) by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.95 3.88 Collins German Dictionary by Peter Terrell
0.95 4.02 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
0.948 3.53 The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis
0.947 3.98 Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter
0.944 3.99 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
0.943 3.59 The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action by Robert S. Kaplan
0.939 3.48 The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock
0.937 3.66 The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom
0.936 4.15 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
0.936 3.3 Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy by Lindsay Moran
0.936 3.55 My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
0.934 3.95 The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso
0.932 3.7 Permission Marketing : Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers by Seth Godin
0.931 3.97 Ways of Seeing by John Berger
0.931 3.71 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
0.926 3.9 Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh
0.925 3.34 Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems by William E. Boyce
0.923 3.86 Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray
0.923 3.34 The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel by Joshua Piven
0.922 4.05 Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
0.921 3.97 Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
0.921 3.45 YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty by Michael F. Roizen
0.92 3.82 The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan
0.92 3.91 Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types by David Keirsey
0.916 4.15 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
0.915 3.83 Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
0.914 3.65 The Norton introduction to literature by Carl E. Bain
0.914 3.59 The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo
0.914 3.95 Your God Is Too Small by J. B. Phillips
0.912 4.1 A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
0.911 3.99 Notes from Underground / The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.91 3.82 A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer
0.909 3.77 Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics by Michael Guillen
0.909 3.65 The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
0.907 3.88 Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail by John P. Kotter
0.906 4.03 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
0.906 3.55 Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
0.904 4.21 Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
0.904 4.07 Emma by Jane Austen
0.902 3.87 Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
0.902 3.83 You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty by Michael F. Roizen
0.901 3.93 Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter
0.901 3.55 A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos
0.901 3.43 Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People by P. J. O'Rourke
0.9 4.3 Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance
0.9 3.88 Brief Encounters With Che Guevara: Stories by Ben Fountain
0.898 3.8 The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
0.897 3.81 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
0.895 3.79 Eat This, Not That - Supermarket Survival Guide by David Zinczenko
0.892 3.78 Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li
0.891 3.8 Calculus by James Stewart
0.888 4.16 The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
0.886 4.02 Getting Past No by William Ury
0.884 3.93 A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
0.884 3.96 The Innovator's Dilemma : The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
0.883 3.68 Your Republic Is Calling You by Young-ha Kim
0.882 4.05 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
0.882 3.69 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
0.88 3.68 The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
0.879 3.96 Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
0.877 3.77 The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone
0.876 4.07 Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
0.872 4.1 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
0.871 3.67 The Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault
0.87 4.03 The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms by Christopher Finch
0.87 4.41 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0.869 3.9 Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
0.865 4.14 And Than There Were None by Agatha Christie
0.864 3.57 Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround by Louis Gerstner
0.863 3.73 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.863 3.97 Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
0.861 3.47 A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference by Tom Peters
0.86 3.81 King Arthur and His Knights by Roger Lancelyn Green
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.851 4.33 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
0.851 4.04 A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
0.849 4.01 A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
0.846 3.92 Antigone; Electra; Oedipus the King by Sophocles
0.845 3.85 Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
0.845 4.02 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
0.844 3.98 The Movable Mother Goose (Mother Goose Pop-Up) by Robert Sabuda
0.843 3.98 The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
0.843 4.23 The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
0.843 3.83 Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
0.842 4.2 Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
0.837 4.18 First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living by Richard Bode
0.835 3.69 Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
0.835 3.86 Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook by Martha Stewart
0.835 4.2 West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief by Steven Kotler
0.833 3.99 A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot
0.832 3.76 Joshua and the Children by Joseph F. Girzone
0.83 3.76 Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative by Ken Robinson
0.829 4.1 Adele & Simon by Barbara McClintock
0.826 4.06 Pippi Goes on Board by Astrid Lindgren
0.825 4.26 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
0.825 4.09 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
0.824 3.76 Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman
0.822 4.29 Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
0.818 4.38 The Riverside Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer
0.814 4.23 Little Women [abridged - Classic Starts] by Deanna McFadden
0.811 4.18 Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
0.811 4.31 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
0.811 3.74 Tales From Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
0.81 4.08 In Revere, in Those Days by Roland Merullo
0.809 3.72 How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication by Stanley Coren
0.809 4 Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, Revised 25th Anniversary Edition by William Bridges
0.808 4.32 Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only by Shel Silverstein
0.808 4.33 The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan
0.804 4 The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class by David S. Kidder
0.803 4.32 Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
0.799 3.92 The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine
0.797 4.09 Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years by Simon Singh
0.786 4.18 Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten
0.784 4.05 The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr
0.78 3.98 Abstract Algebra by David S. Dummit
0.767 4.31 Joy of Cooking [1997] by Irma S. Rombauer
0.766 3.8 The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam
0.76 4.16 The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
0.757 4.28 The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language by Houghton Mifflin Company
0.756 3.5 Lonely Planet Korea by Robert Storey
0.749 3.29 Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America by Shawn Dorman
0.745 4.16 The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola
0.745 4.51 The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
0.744 3.66 Reader's Digest New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual by Editors of Readers Digest
0.742 4.31 Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte
0.735 3.95 A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
0.726 3.65 Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are by Rob Walker
0.724 4.42 The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
0.718 4.33 Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
0.661 4.23 My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone
0.637 3.2 Home Buying for Dummies by Eric Tyson
0.589 4.34 The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel