Stephonee's Recent Reads

By Poorer Than You

By Poorer Than You

Sharing all the books I've read and enjoyed recently - fiction, non-fiction, personal finance, parenting, children's books... everything but the kitchen sink! (Unless I read a book about a kitchen sink in which case... everything including the kitchen sink!)

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Robin Diangelo

$16.00 $14.72

After numerous recommendations I made this the first stop (but not the last) on my anti-racist reading list.

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

$27.00 $24.30

The gender data gap is fascinating... and we need to work harder to fill it.

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

$17.00 $15.64

As someone who always felt motivation was an illusive beast I could not tame, I am so thankful for this look into the science of it and how to help cultivate it in your kids.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

Felicia Day


I loved this look into Felicia's history, and a chance to reminisce about the days of Dr Horrible's Singalong Blog and The Guild.

Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)

Eve Rodsky

$26.00 $23.40

I actually think this would have been a better "game" product than it is a as a "book" product, but the system is good!

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land

$15.99 $14.71

Another excellent read about the realities of poverty in America.

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

$17.00 $15.64

Personal finance fantasy fiction? I'm here for it!

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

Emily Oster

$28.00 $25.20

This should be required reading for all soon-to-be parents.

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts

Annie Duke

$14.00 $12.88

One of the world's best poker players teaches us how to make better decisions.

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Laura VanderKam

$17.00 $15.64

My favorite Laura Vanderkam book so far. Great lessons for parents (and even some takeaways for non-parents).

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer

$17.00 $15.64

This book shook me and literally caused me to change the political party I identify as a part of.

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

Hannah Hart

$14.99 $13.79

Emotional, sweet, and sometimes heartbreaking - an intimate look into the mind of one of my favorite video makers, Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen).

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Linda Tirado

$16.00 $14.72

Linda Tirado offers an unprecedented first hand AND data-driven look into the realities of the working poor in America.

NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

$16.99 $15.63

Radical, data-driven approach to child-rearing questions.

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H Thaler

$18.00 $16.56

Richard Thaler's Nobel Prize in Economics is well-deserved.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

$18.00 $16.56

Long but great book about how we think.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara

$17.99 $16.55

True crime - and Patton's afterword definitely made me cry, btw.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth

$17.99 $16.55

One of my favorite featured folks from Freakonomics Radio wrote a book all about stick-to-it-iveness.