Social Science Junkies

A Listmania! list by Samuel C. Mindes "sociology junkie" (Grand Rapids, MI USA)
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The list author says: "I love reading about social science. I am a college student who is majoring in sociology. I love reading and am very into finding out why we act the way we do. I've read and love all of these books, with the exception of one that I am yet to read. Let me know what you think of the list. Hope it helps."
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)
1.  Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.) by Steven D. Levitt
The list author says:
  "Fantastic book that will make you think differently about regular every day things."
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
2.  The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The list author says:
  "Walls tells a terrific story that will tie you in and get you hooked."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,659 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.  Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "This book will make you question your decisions. Anything that makes you question yourself is a good thing."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,834 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
4.  Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
The list author says:
  "Venkatesh did the unthinkable by getting in with the gang without being in the gang. His story uncovers so many mysteries of American gang life."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
5.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Gladwell gives evidence that will make you wonder what kind of person you are and how subtle differences in the world lead to fascinating changes."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,730 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
6.  Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The list author says:
  "This book will make you want to check yourself as a donor on your license and make you want to undo that very act. Mary Roach uncovers some gripping facts about what happens to our body once we have died."
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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
7.  Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt
The list author says:
  "This book will make you rethink all you know about your driving, and maybe not for the better. Vanderbilt let's the reader know what is really going on while we drive and just how stupid we are on the road."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
8.  Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt
The list author says:
  "This is a great sequel to Freakonomics. Levitt and Dubner show you some more things that you maybe didn't want to know about the world."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (691 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
9.  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The list author says:
  "John Perkins' true story as an economic consultant makes the reader think about the American government and the American government's agenda. He provides compelling evidence for calling the US an empire."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,099 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
10.  Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
The list author says:
  "Diamond discusses a number of different societies and how complex the destruction of those societies are. It is an important book to read to understand what little changes can lead to a total downfall."
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Outliers: The Story of Success
11.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Gladwell discusses the subtleties of life that get us from being mediocre to extraordinary. His points may be controversial, but it's certainly worth considering."
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Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
12.  Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Mathew Syed
The list author says:
  "I am yet to read this book but it can be read as a component to Gladwell's Outliers. Syed tells us about the complexities of success and how we have more control than we think we do."
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