Monday, January 21, 2008

Barry Byrne recommends the following books

Recently, I have enjoyed these books:

Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France by Daniel Coyle. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding Correcting and Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan. New York: Harmony Books, 2006.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love by Carole Radziwill. New York: Scribner, 2005.

No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Chris Offutt. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.
3rd floor
PS3565.F387 Z474 2002

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina. New York: Viking, 2006.
On order for the Grinnell College Libraries

Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt. New York: Knopf, 2002
1st floor
CT275.B57984 A3 2002

Myths to Live By by Joseph Campbell. New York: Viking Press, 1972
1sst floor
BL315 .C27
The Library has several editions including a version on tape (Listening Room)

Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog (Mary Brave Bird) with Richard Erdoes. New York: G. Weidenfeld, 1990.
2nd floor
E99.D1 M425 1990
(Also Ohitika Woman. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994 2nd floor. 2nd floor E99.B8 B733 1994)

A Monk Swimming: A Memoir by Malachy McCourt. New York: Hyperion, 1998
2nd floor
F128.9.I6 M376 1998

Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism by George Soros. New York: Public Affairs, 2000.
2nd floor HB3722 .S67x 2000

French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano.
New York: Knopf, 2005.


chris said...


the sub-title of my book, No Heroes, is "a memoir of coming home."

chris offutt

Grinnell College Libraries said...

Apologies for the mistake!

I've corrected it.

The Book Review

Holly said...


It would be helpful if people provided a brief summary of the book or at least why they liked it. I am always looking for good books to read, but I need a bit more to go on before I can add one to my ever-growing, too-many-books-to-read-in-my-lifetime, books-I-want-to-read list.

Holly Collins Storck '93