Senate Bailout Bill Loaded with Pork
Baby Boomers Are Horrible Parents

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

I've been flirting with this book for almost a decade.  I finally started reading it.  What a joy.  The section on tulip bulb mania is especially worth reading.  You may purchase the unabridged edition

There is also an amusing section on the role of religion and hairstyles.  Did you know that the Catholic Church used to excommunicate men who had long hair?  Men with long hair were literally condemned to Hell.