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Tomato Nation Read-Along #7: Poll

Submitted by on January 2, 2011 – 2:35 PM3 Comments

New year, new batch of books to choose from! David Foster Wallace finally got his moment last time, but there's another Wallace-adjacent book in the poll this time around, we've got a couple of true-crime-ish selections, and Liberace and Howard Zinn both return for another shot at the spotlight.

The poll will stay open all week. Let's read!

Which book(s) would you read along with? (You can pick as many as 3.)

  • A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn) / history (32%, 98 Votes)
  • Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude (Shannen Doherty) / self-help (31%, 96 Votes)
  • The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (David Grann) / history (27%, 84 Votes)
  • Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace (Scott Thorson) / celebrity gossip (23%, 72 Votes)
  • The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception (Emmanuel Carrere) / true crime (22%, 69 Votes)
  • Fables: Legends in Exile (Willingham et al.) / graphic novel (18%, 56 Votes)
  • The Oxford Book of Death (ed. D.J. Enright) / compendium (15%, 48 Votes)
  • Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Jon Krakauer) / biography (14%, 44 Votes)
  • Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace (David Lipsky) / biography (12%, 36 Votes)
  • Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It) (William Poundstone) / business/psychology (9%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 310

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  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Yay, a new read-along for a new year! It also gives me an excuse to go to the bookstore–I banned myself until I got through the ginormous bunch of books waiting in my bottom bedside drawer. But of COURSE I must make an exception for the Nation!

  • Tylia says:

    Shannon Dougherty wrote a book and I didn't know! For shame me! For Shame!

  • Jo says:

    I voted for "Lost City of Z" because I just purchased a copy. But the Howard Zinn book is amazing and every American should read it.

    Also, I hear the Krakauer book on Pat Tillman is fantastic.

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