• Talking in Code
    Reshma Saujani: Brave, Not Perfect. Currency, 2019.
    Talking in Code

    Accepting your shortcomings and missteps is the path to success.

  • A Communicative Introvert
    Diane Weston: Small Talk. How to Start a Conversation, Truly Connect with Others and Make a Killer First Impression. Monkey Publishing, 2019.
    A Communicative Introvert

    Master the art of small talk by giving your complete attention to others and truly listening.

  • Are We Punishing the Poor?
    Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn: Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. Knopf, 2020.
    Are We Punishing the Poor?

    Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn detail how US life expectancy is declining as misguided government policies punish the poor. The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-authors weave history and policy analysis into profiles of working-class Americans.

  • Rockonomics
    Alan B. Krueger: Rockonomics. Currency, 2019.
    Rockonomics

    According to the late economist Alan B. Krueger, America’s music scene stands as a metaphor for the US economy. Consider, for example, that for every platinum-selling artist, millions of musicians never earn a living wage. Krueger notes that the US economy…

  • Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age
    Bina Venkataraman: The Optimist’s Telescope. Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age. Riverhead, 2019
    Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

    Journalist Bina Venkataraman outlines strategies to help people and societies keep a long-term picture in mind –especially amid uncertainty. Her main lesson: Learn how to cultivate – and act upon –  “foresight” as an individual, an organization and a society.

  • How to Be an Antiracist
    Ibram X. Kendi: How to Be an Antiracist. One World, 2019.
    How to Be an Antiracist

    A personal, thorough perspective on racism and American life.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
    Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. HarperOne, 2016.
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    Mark Manson wants the generations whom social media and consumer culture affect most to question what they see and believe, to grow up, and to prioritize their values. He promises the process will be painful and challenging, but…

  • Stolen Cells
    Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Broadway Books, 2011.
    Stolen Cells

    Scientists took Henrietta Lacks’s cells without asking – cells that brought others profit and success.

  • The Power of Nunchi
    Euny Hong: The Power of Nunchi. Penguin Books, 2019.
    The Power of Nunchi

    Learn how to read a room and act accordingly with the aid of nunchi, an ancient Korean way of being.

  • Unimaginable Destruction
    John Barry: The Great Influenza. The Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. Viking, 2004.
    Unimaginable Destruction

    John Barry details how a world war, a mutating virus and mismanaged government responses made the 1918 influenza pandemic so deadly.