Recommended Reads, 26th in a Quarterly Series

Stuff I've read recently:

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.
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