Mike Matthews

My thoughts after 60 years on this planet on family, public education, cooking, and life.

Books By Year

2021

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change Your Life … and Maybe the World
  • The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100
  • The Nickel Boys
  • Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything
  • 2020

  • Educated: A Memoir
  • Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business
  • Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
  • How to be an Antiracist
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
  • Salt: A World History
  • Talking to Strangers
  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
  • The Lacuna
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
  • Where the Crawdads Sing
  • 2019

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
  • From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership
  • How to Raise an Adult
  • Less: A Novel
  • Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Character)
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
  • 2018

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  • Between the World and Me
  • In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
  • Kitchen Confidential, by (2000)
  • Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
  • News of the World
  • Spark Joy
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • The Short Bus
  • 2017

  • 100 Recipes: The Absolute Best Ways To Make The True Essentials
  • Ethan Frome
  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
  • Golf in the Kingdom
  • Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • Leading with Focus
  • Master of the Grill
  • Nova Scotia
  • Shantaram
  • The Obesity Code
  • Unselfie : Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
  • 2016

  • Creative Schools
  • Emotions, Learning, and the Brain
  • Get Some Headspace
  • Girl at War
  • Know How
  • Media Moms and Digital Dads
  • Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be
  • WordPress to Go
  • 2015

  • Being Mortal
  • Better Learning Through Structured Teaching
  • Building a Better Teacher
  • Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World
  • Edge of Eternity
  • Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
  • Leverage Leadership
  • Overloaded and Underprepared
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way
  • The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • 2014

  • 10% Happier
  • A Leader’s Legacy
  • Building The World’s Greatest High School
  • Coaching Conversations: Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time
  • Daemon
  • Ender’s Game
  • Pathways to the Common Core
  • Rookie Smarts
  • The Flip Side: Break Free of The Behaviors that Hold You Back
  • The Long Walk to Freedom (The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela)
  • The Power of Collective Wisdom
  • Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival
  • Wired
  • 2013

  • Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fall of Giants
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer
  • The Hobbit
  • The One Thing
  • The Wolf Gift
  • Wheat Belly
  • Winter of the World
  • 2012

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Huck Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Roughing It
  • Big Green Egg Cookbook
  • Death by Meeting
  • Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Education Will Change the Way the World Learns
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?
  • The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • The Six Secrets of Change
  • 2011

  • Focus: Elevating the Essentials To Radically Improve Student Learning
  • Getting Things Done
  • Montana, 1948
  • Siddhartha
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Spark. The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • Steve Jobs
  • Switch
  • 2010 or before

  • Horace’s Compromise and Horace’s School,
  • Quiet Strength
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  • The On-Time On-Target Manager
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Truman