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Stubborn Attachments by Tyler Cowen
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The Complacent Class by Tyler Cowen
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This was a "big idea" book that articulated a useful framework for seeing the current world. It was a bit dry at times, but it also provided a handful of very memorable insights that are already re-shaping my worldview. The concept of the complacent ...more
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
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Fun read. Not at all literary -- it almost could have been the screenplay for the movie.
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Nurture Shock by Po Bronson
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Pretty generic -- just summarizes a bunch of parenting and child psych studies, but none of the analysis really stood out.
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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
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I thought this had a nice pace and was plenty readable, but I didn't really like the characters or the plot.

The characters were a bit too angsty and, for me, it's just not that enjoyable to read a book magic and futuristic technology in which the ch
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The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
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Pinker's the best. This is intelligent, lucid and informative, like everything he writes. I learned more about writing from this book than from anything else I've read. Lots of practical advice and it's very well presented. I should use this every ti ...more
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The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
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The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
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So good! Ferrante aside, this was the best novel I've read in years. I've been having trouble articulating why I liked it so much. It was intelligent, original and engaging. It's about a brilliant, underachieving woman raising a genius son in London ...more
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