Controversial Books for thompatzner

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
1.365 3.73 My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable by David Rees
1.205 2.82 Alice in Zombieland by Nickolas Cook
1.183 2.97 A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
1.175 3.42 Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals / On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns by Immanuel Kant
1.123 3.66 This Book Will Change Your Life by Benrik
1.098 3.77 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1.037 3.29 Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel
1.031 3.64 The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters by Chip Kidd
1.022 3.46 This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works by John Brockman
1.021 3.2 Micro by Michael Crichton
1.015 3.62 The Existential Pleasures of Engineering by Samuel C. Florman
1 2.91 You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice (Vintage Original) by The Believer
0.995 3.68 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
0.991 3.86 Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In by Roger Fisher
0.991 3.9 The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars, Episodes IV, V, & VI: The Ultimate Guide to Star Wars Characters and Creatures by David Reynolds
0.984 3.97 Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
0.984 4.13 Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
0.982 3.54 The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
0.98 3.75 My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
0.974 3.88 The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
0.971 4.31 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
0.968 3.56 Sphere by Michael Crichton
0.965 3.68 Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac
0.964 3.51 Utopia by Thomas More
0.963 3.51 The Lost World by Michael Crichton
0.958 3.87 The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
0.956 4.02 The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning by Maggie Nelson
0.954 3.28 Congo by Michael Crichton
0.952 3.78 The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
0.943 3.65 Amerika by Franz Kafka
0.937 3.9 The Ethics Of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
0.936 3.95 The Stranger by Albert Camus
0.932 3.3 A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus
0.931 3.85 Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
0.93 4.01 The Symposium by Plato
0.929 4.09 Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
0.918 3.77 The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance by Louis Borgenicht
0.914 4 The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
0.914 3.75 Where I Lived, and What I Lived For by Henry David Thoreau
0.912 4.07 Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
0.911 3.96 The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton
0.91 4.17 The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
0.909 3.36 A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
0.908 4.08 Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg
0.905 3.93 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
0.9 3.51 Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
0.899 3.93 Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
0.896 3.74 Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson
0.896 3.95 The Plague by Albert Camus
0.892 4.05 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
0.891 3.91 The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated by Helaine Olen
0.886 4.13 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.878 3.7 Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman
0.876 4.16 Jurassic Park [1993 film] by Steven Spielberg
0.873 4.04 Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry
0.872 4.05 The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
0.866 3.89 A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
0.861 4.13 Replay by Ken Grimwood
0.86 3.54 I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined) by Chuck Klosterman
0.86 4.07 M Train by Patti Smith
0.86 3.19 The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh
0.857 4.16 Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
0.854 4.14 Just Kids by Patti Smith
0.853 3.92 Moonglow by Michael Chabon
0.852 3.76 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart
0.851 4.04 Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
0.845 4.08 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
0.843 3.84 Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
0.843 3.93 The Double Helix [Norton Critical Edition] by James D. Watson
0.842 3.88 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
0.841 4.02 You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination by Katharine Harmon
0.839 4.09 Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli
0.837 3.49 Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
0.834 4.03 Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative by Austin Kleon
0.829 3.93 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
0.825 4.3 Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook by Alison Inches
0.822 4.01 In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
0.819 3.77 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
0.817 4.13 Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
0.817 4.23 Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson
0.816 3.72 Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman
0.812 4.26 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [1982 film] by Steven Spielberg
0.811 3.86 How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey
0.809 3.7 Dataclysm: Who We Are* *When We Think No One's Looking by Christian Rudder
0.809 4.31 The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
0.808 4.31 Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only by Shel Silverstein
0.806 4.16 Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy
0.805 4.22 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
0.801 4.01 The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800 (Verso Classics, 10) by Lucien Febvre
0.798 4.04 A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey
0.798 4.03 Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
0.795 4.17 What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
0.794 4 I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
0.776 4.13 Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting
0.767 4.17 Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
0.763 4.4 The Best of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll
0.763 4.35 Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
0.759 4.08 On Natural Selection by Charles Darwin
0.756 4.33 Pulp Fiction [1994 film] by Quentin Tarantino
0.751 4.27 Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
0.743 3.91 To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue by Ted Rall
0.742 3.78 James Joyce by Edna O'Brien
0.733 4.46 Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
0.732 4.58 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
0.718 3.34 Friendship by Emily Gould
0.711 4.15 P is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar
0.71 3.96 Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell
0.697 4.17 Backstage Handbook : an Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information by Paul Carter
0.688 4.49 The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles
0.625 4.19 Dilbert: A Treasury Of Sunday Strips by Scott Adams