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Doing Justice

A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law Overview: Inspiring and inspiringly written,

Good and Mad

The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Overview: The story of female fury and its cultural significance

Crippled

Overview: In Crippled, journalist and campaigner Frances Ryan exposes the disturbing reality, telling the stories of

Human Swarm

How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall Overview: In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett

Selfie

How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us Overview: Ranging from Ancient Greece,

Blueprint

The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society Overview: In Blueprint, Nicholas A. Christakis introduces the compelling

She/He/They/Me

The Great Exploration of the Different Paths That Make You You Overview: Book is written like

The Common Good

Overview: ""Robert B. Reich makes the case for a generous, inclusive understanding of the American project,

White Fragility

Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism Overview: Explores counterproductive reactions white

Them

Why We Hate Each Other–and How to Heal Overview: What’s causing the despair? In Them, bestselling

The Death of Truth

Overview: From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason.

#NeverAgain

A New Generation Draws the Line Overview: This book is their statement of purpose, and the

The Art of Gathering

Create Transformative Meetings, Events and Experiences Overview: What's the difference between the gatherings that inspire you

Soccernomics

Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and

Brit(ish)

On Race, Identity and Belonging Overview: Brit(ish) is Afua Hirsch’s personal and provocative exploration of how

Hit Makers

The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Overview: "An Atlantic senior editor presents an

I’m Judging You

The Do-Better Manual Overview: In this hilarious book of essays, comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture

Bunk

The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Overview: Longlisted for the National

Unscrewed

Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All Overview: In Unscrewed,

Reset

My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change Overview: Praise for Reset “Necessary and incisive . .

UnSelfie

Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Overview: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me

How Music Works

Overview: *Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive

Weaponized Lies

How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era Overview: New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin

White Trash

The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Overview: In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues

Wonderland

How Play Made the Modern World Overview: History is the serious business of war, treaties, governments

The Grid

The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future Overview: The Grid tells–entertainingly, perceptively–the story of

Seinfeldia

How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything Overview: Seinfeldia, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s intimate history is full

Labor of Love

The Invention of Dating Overview: “Does anyone date anymore?” Today, the authorities tell us that courtship

Soccermatics

Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game Overview: The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in

The Way Back

Restoring the Promise of America Overview: The Way Back explains the revolution in American politics, where

Ghetto

The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea Overview: Ghetto is the story of

Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis Overview: "The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] … examination

Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City Overview: WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION

Narconomics

How to Run a Drug Cartel Overview: The cast of characters includes “Bin Laden,” the Bolivian

Unfair

The New Science of Criminal Injustice Overview: In Unfair, law professor Adam Benforado shines a light

Suspicious Minds

Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories Overview: Conspiracy theories are not some psychological aberration – they're a

Foolproof

Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe Overview: We have learned a

Fast Forward

How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose Overview: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose Melanne

Leisure

The Basis of Culture Overview: This edition also includes his work The Philosophical Act. Leisure is

The Sex Myth

The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality Overview: Equal parts social commentary, pop culture, and powerful

Modern Romance

An Investigation Overview: For years, American comedian Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at

Dreamland

The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic Overview: An explosive true account of addiction, marketing and

Ghettoside

A True Story of Murder in America Overview: Based on the best part of a decade

Cubed

A Secret History of the Workplace Overview: Draws from popular books, movies, comic strips, management literature,

Immigrants

Your Country Needs Them Overview: At a time when National Guard units are deployed alongside vigilante

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life Overview: Excellent Sheep