Henry Miller's The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud. More personal essay than biography. It's a little self indulgent, but also highly inspiring.
Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. I'm loving this book right now.
Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.
Still weird, but I'm hoping that his short stories will be easier to manage.
History of black radical thought, with an emphasis on the theme of a search for a new social reality called "freedom."
Reinstating Jim Crow segregation through drug enforcement. She's coming to speak at Temple October 2012.