4.15.2014

Recommended Reads, 17th in a Quarterly Series



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Stuff I've read lately that I'd recommend:

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University (Roose). A secular kid from Brown transfers to Liberty for a semester to see what it's like to live, play, and worship among fundamentalist Christians.  

The End of Food (Roberts).  An expansive look at food systems.  This book has a little bit of everything: science, capitalism, economics, and social justice.


Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business (Lutz). It's pretty clear which one Lutz is (a car guy) and who he despises (the bean counters).


The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Shah).  Loved this deep dive into this deadly and intractable disease.  The author is a good reporter.

Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It (Royte).  Another "good reporter" author.  I loved her exploration of waste in "Garbageland," and this one, about bottled water, is pretty darn good too.

Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports (Barrow). Sports and science together?  I'm in.
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