The Arts of Legerdemain as Taught by Ghosts is a fantastic story that explores the divergence between the way we want to see the world and the way the world is.
I’m generally not inclined to go all praise the prose about writers because that’s a complement that is subjective. But I don’t know how to write about Harriet Said without telling you that Bainbridge tells a tight, taut story that unfolds in all of its horrifying details.
What has stayed with me in the days since I finished this book is this: Hidden Figures is another reminder that we are better at solving problems when we have more seats at the table.
If you can get past some of the narrative drag, however, Makherjee’s reporting and historical narrative are fascinating. And since cancer touches nearly everyone in this country in one way or another, the book also serves as a primer on what we’re facing.
An outgrowth of Keith Houston’s blog, the author explores how and why we use the symbols we do today.
Ericsson does a masterful job of both explaining what we know about how we achieve success and explaining the conditions under which those forces do (and don’t) work.
I didn’t feel like I got to know the author, her husband, or anything that would connect to me to her world. In the end, that was what disappointed me the most. The book felt like a missed opportunity.
If you’ve ever wondered how to engage groups (large or small) in order to find out how they feel, understand a problem, or develop solutions that have buy-in from a large constituency, this (and Change by Design) are worth reading.
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve never been a huge Vonnegut fan, but several friends said that this was the book that would get me. I have to say: They nailed it. This is a dark, sad fictional memoir of Howard W. Campbell Jr., who moved to Germany just […]
For the last decade, Appalachian artists have worked to take back their stories from a world that seemed more than happy to let the stereotypical tropes of the region drive our national discourse about the area, and its people.