Two things are a certainty in my life at present:

(1) I want to give my birthday to a worthy cause this year, as I have for the past few years.

(2) I’m moving soon, and I have way too many books. 

It occurs that I can connect these two causes.

So here’s what we’re going to do:

  • I’ll post a list and pics of the books I’m hoping to part with.
  • They’re all in good condition, and I’m choosing to part with them because I haven’t revisited it in quite some time, I trust the Boston Public Library to give me another crack at it someday, or because I have duplicates.
  • Paperbacks will be $5, hardcovers will be $10. Extra for shipping is always appreciated, and ensures that more will go to charity!
  • Use the form at the bottom of the page to claim your books; you can PayPal me ( or Venmo me (@amma-marfo) for your choices. (Don’t want books, but still want to give? I’ll allow it!
  • As books are claimed, I’ll cross them off.
  • And I’ll donate proceeds (read: what’s left after USPS postage) to Everytown for Gun Safety. 

About Everytown for Gun Safety:

Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

But something is changing. Nearly 6 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, students and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives.

I stand with Everytown, and would be happy to let a shared love of books provide for their incredible work. Let’s use that book fair feeling we all loved as kids, for good!


Row 1 (left to right):

  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Attempting Normal by Marc Maron (paperback)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin (paperback)
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (paperback)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (paperback)
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Row 2 (left to right):

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • How to Win at Feminism, edited by Reductress (paperback)
  • In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
  • The Martian by Andy Weir (paperback)
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klineman
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (paperback)

Row 3 (left to right):

  • Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
  • Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (paperback)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and other stories by Robert Louis Stevenson (paperback)
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (paperback)
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (paperback)

Row 4 (left to right):

  • When You Find Out the World is Against You by Kelly Oxford (paperback)
  • Wine to Water by Doc Hendley
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler

I also have a number of industry-specific reads that are up for grabs; same suggested donations as above ($10 for hardcover, $5 for paperback) apply.


Left Side:

  • Demonstrating Student Success
  • Assessment Methods for Student Affairs
  • Reinventing the University

Top to Bottom:

  • …and Dignity for All
  • Beer, Booze and Books: A Sober Look at Higher Education
  • Life on the Screen
  • Campus Crisis Management
  • Becoming Socialized in Student Affairs Administration
  • How to Do a Superior Performance Appraisal
  • New Directions for Institutional Research: Assessing Character Outcomes
  • New Directions for Student Services: Case Studies for Implementing Assessment
  • Critical Issues for Student Affairs
  • Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess
  • College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It
  • Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School