reading lists

Reading List: November 2018 - What to Read This Month

Reading List: October 2018 - 10 Things to Read and 1 Thing to Do This Month

I read a lot. Here's my best-of list for the past month.

VOTE!

This is not a thing to read, but a thing to do. Get out there next Tuesday (11/6) and vote.

  • Check your registration, find your polling place, and get voting reminders from vote.org

  • See what your ballot will look like on voting day and research the candidates and ballot questions at Ballotpedia

Public Health

  • The Wisdom of Whores by Elizabeth Pisani — This amazing book chronicles the AIDS epidemic as a public health crisis from an insider’s perspective. H/t to Carissa, who recommended the book to me years ago.

Environment & Climate Change

Urban Planning/Transit/Walking

Art & Debt

“But the Trump era isn’t one of extreme order. Rather, it is hysterically surreal – wildly disorganized and abusively unpredictable, with hirings and firings and public displays of rage and porn stars and, occasionally, the darkest comedy.”

— from Alissa Quart’s essay Hysterical surrealism? A pop culture for our age of economic insecurity (The Guardian)

After you read that, watch Sorry to Bother You and read Dolan Morgan’s Investment Banking in Reverse.

Buddhism

“Sages, too, endure the same mundane circumstances as we—they fall sick, suffer injuries, meet with unwelcome changes—but their wisdom sees past the incidental to the universal, to the certainty of change that is best coped with by equanimity. Wisdom does not alter the world; it lets the sage transcend the world.”

from Longing for Certainty: Reflections on the Buddhist Life by Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano

 

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Reading List: September 2018 - 10 Things to Read This Month

Reading List: August 2018 - 11 Things to Read This Month

I read a lot. Here's my best-of list for the past month.

Politics/Economics/Justice/Reason

Environment & Climate Change

Health & Medicine

Urban Planning

Poetry

  • Strange Children by Dan Brady — A beautiful, spare debut collection of poetry about love, loss, acceptance, and how we make and maintain a family in the face of adversity.

Buddhism

 

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Reading List: July 2018 - 11 Things to Read This Month

Reading List: June 2018 - 13 Things to Read This Month

I read a lot. Here's my best-of list for the past month.

Politics/Justice/Reason

Environment and Climate Change

Fiction

Buddhism

 

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Reading List: May 2018 - 11 Things to Read This Month

I read a lot. Here's my best-of list for the past month.

Environment and Climate Change

Fiction & Poetry

Buddhism

 

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