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20 items

Braving the Wilderness

AuthorBrené Brown
Finished2017-12-24
Started2017-12-11
Tagsaudiobook, nonfiction
ISBN-13978-0812995848
“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”

The Gene

AuthorSiddharth Mukherjee
Finished2017-12-15
Started2017-11-24
Tagsaudiobook, nonfiction
ISBN-13978-1476733524
Genetics and evolutionary biology might be the most deeply mysterious and strange field of study there is. I sort of resent that all this bizarre and profound discovery about the origins and mechanisms of life was going on while I was in school, but I learned nothing of it until I was an adult choosing books for myself.

The System of the World

AuthorNeal Stephenson
Finished2017-12-10
Started2017-11-23
Tagsnovel, kindle
ISBN-13978-0060895532
Thus concludes the Baroque Cycle. This was the last of his novels that I hadn't read: an eight-volume, three-thousand-page opus that dominated my fiction consumption for a year and a half. Visiting the Metropolitan museum and the Tower of London while in the midst of it made the thing come alive. It’s good!

The All-or-Nothing Marriage

AuthorEli J Finkel
Finished2017-11-24
Started2017-11-20
Tagsaudiobook, nonfiction
ISBN-13978-0525955160
A survey of the history of the institution of marriage, and a study of what makes a modern marriage work. I appreciated the idea of keeping a “social portfolio” of people who can serve your various emotional needs rather than relying solely on your spouse. And the idea of temporarily descending the mountain of fulfillment during trying times, in order to just focus on surviving together is especially relevant right now!

Currency

AuthorNeal Stephenson
Finished2017-11-22
Started2017-09-10
Tagsnovel, kindle
ISBN-13978-0060895358

Strangers in Their Own Land

AuthorArlie Russell Hochschild
Finished2017-11-18
Started2017-10-01
Tagsnonfiction, audiobook
ISBN-13978-1620972250
Guess what: Trump voters are human, and they operate according to genuine human emotions. A Berkeley professor explores first-hand how unrestrained pursuit of profit and indifference to human well-being has caused tragedy and despair in places like rural Louisiana, shaping the political opinions of families there.

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

AuthorSam Harris
Finished2017-11-12
Started2017-10-14
Detailssecond loop
Tagsaudiobook, nonfiction
ISBN-139781451636017
ISBN1451636016
This was my second loop through, now that I have a more established understanding of the mind and meditation. I picked up quite a few more valuable concepts and tools this time around, particularly the image of consciousness as a pristine space that cannot be affected by the thoughts that pass through it.

10% Happier

AuthorDan Harris
Finished2017-10-16
Started2017-08-14
Tagsnonfiction
ISBN-13978-0062265432

The Gardener and the Carpenter

AuthorAlison Gopnik
Finished2017-10-07
Started2017-10-03
Tagsnonfiction
ISBN-13978-0374229702
Parents tend to want to shape their children to a blueprint, like a carpenter. But the best we can hope for is to give them a healthy environment to thrive in and grow their own way, like a gardener.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

AuthorJon Ronson
Finished2017-10-02
Started2017-09-26
Tagsnonfiction
ISBN-13978-1594634017

Life 3.0

AuthorMax Tegmark
Finished2017-09-26
Started2017-09-08
Tagsnonfiction
ISBN-13978-1101946596
This author remains one of my favorite science explainers, this time taking on our possible AI future, which might turn out to be the most consequential thing that has ever happened. I recommend pairing this book with a playthrough of Universal Paperclips.

Solomon’s Gold

AuthorNeal Stephenson
Finished2017-09-09
Started2017-06-26
Tagsnovel, kindle
ISBN-13978-0060895280

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

AuthorTimothy Snyder
Finished2017-07-23
Started2017-07-22
Tagsnonfiction
ISBN-13978-0804190114

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

AuthorEddie Izzard
Finished2017-07-21
Started2017-06-26
Tagsnonfiction
ISBN-13978-0399175831
An utterly charming memoir from a truly unique, inspiring, and unflappable soul. Izzard was boldly transgender before it was widely understood, before we had good language for it, certainly before it was cool. And he happens to be a delightful and vivid storyteller, besides. The audio version is positively encrusted with bonus impromptu jokes and digressions and footnotes on footnotes; don’t even consider the text version.

The Confusion

AuthorNeal Stephenson
Finished2017-06-26
Started2017-01-13
Tagsnovel, kindle
ISBN-13978-0060733353

Tiny Beautiful Things

AuthorCheryl Strayed
Finished2017-06-21
Started2017-06-05
Tagsnonfiction, audiobook
ISBN-13978-0307949332

The Highly Sensitive Person

AuthorElaine N. Aron
Finished2017-06-04
Started2017-03-03
Tagsnonfiction, audiobook
ISBN-13978-0553062182
Dramatically helpful and satisfying. This book has given me introspective concepts and tools I wish I’d had all my life.

ファイブスター物語

Volume1
Author永野護
Finished2017-05-07
Started2017-05-04
Details2017–18 read-through in English
Tagscomics
ISBN-139784048529969
ISBN404852996

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

AuthorSusan Cain
Finished2017-05-03
Started2017-03-28
Tagsnonfiction, audiobook
ISBN-13978-0307352156
If you are an introvert or you love one, please read this book. We aren’t broken!

Odalisque

AuthorNeal Stephenson
Finished2017-01-12; 2006-10-02
Started2016-12-03; 2006-09-18
Tagsnovel, kindle
ISBN-13978-0060833183
ISBN0060833181