Review: How to Get Sh*t Done

How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything Erin Falconer Synopsis "Erin Falconer, editor in chief and co-owner of the highly respected self-improvement site Pick the Brain (with over 1.8 million monthly page views), shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. … Continue reading Review: How to Get Sh*t Done

Review: Accessory to War

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang Synopsis "In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of … Continue reading Review: Accessory to War

Review: Yes We (Still) Can

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Drumpf Dan Pfeiffer   Synopsis "From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Drumpf era. On … Continue reading Review: Yes We (Still) Can

Review: A River in Darkness

A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea Masaji Ishikawa   Synopsis "The harrowing true story of one man’s life in—and subsequent escape from—North Korea, one of the world’s most brutal totalitarian regimes. Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened … Continue reading Review: A River in Darkness

Review: The Productivity Project

The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy Chris Bailey   Synopsis "A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives.   Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a … Continue reading Review: The Productivity Project

Review: Everybody Loves Kamau!

Everybody Loves Kamau! W. Kamau Bell   Synopsis "Kamau and Melissa’s love was real. But so was her grandfather’s prejudice. In this funny, moving essay, W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN’s United Shades of America, shares his very personal story of culture clash, family tradition, and racial bias. When the black comedian first meets the … Continue reading Review: Everybody Loves Kamau!

Review: Brave New World

Brave New World Aldous Huxley   Synopsis "When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity. On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, … Continue reading Review: Brave New World