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The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
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It's an impressively balanced, well researched, and clearly communicated take on an important subject that is fascinating and deserves more attention. Despite being a full enough serving size, I feel like it's just the tip of an iceberg; I would read ...more
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Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi
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The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
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After reading this book, I have a better understanding of how the movie became so excellent; it had strong source material. I imagine I would have enjoyed this book a lot even without that context, though. The story, its characters, and details are a ...more
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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
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Sometimes the overall book feels disjointed, although every chapter functions as an excellent vignette, an insight into the world of women hospitalized for mental illness (whether rightly or wrongly). It contains lots of great stories, observations, ...more
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
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This book feels captivating, imaginative, and insightful, not just 5ish decades after its original publication, but also upon personally rereading after years. It's about as fresh and humanized (ironically?) as sci-fi gets.
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Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson
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I wound up receiving what I suspect is some kind of proof or advance copy, so rating it isn't entirely fair. It's a very quick and interesting read, but it felt a bit sloppy, only a small portion actually deals with the specific subject matter, and t ...more
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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
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While this book had less "madness" than I was anticipating, it was a thoroughly engaging read in many other ways. I enjoyed the mystery element behind the diagnoses. I enjoyed the author's willingness to describe some rather complicated science when ...more
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