Recommended Reads, 26th in a Quarterly Series
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania (Bruni). We’re not too far from this, so this is a helpful word.
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (Pollan). Like he says: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” But from seven simple words are unpacked a whole way of thinking about eating.
African-American Poetry: An Anthology 1773-1927 (Sherman). Didn’t like everything but some of the pieces were revelatory. More, please.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Kristof). Heart-wrenching stories about how we treat girls and women around the world.
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success (Grant). Gladwell-esque. This taker loved the prod to become more of a giver, but an “otherish” one.
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Cuddy). I actually hadn’t seen her TED talk but now I need to. A really good antidote to that gnawing sense that you’re faking your way through life.