I think this may be the first time I have ever read a book in the same year that is was published. An amazing book that a brilliant person endeavored to write well after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A great read for any adult, but especially those who have aging parents. This book is a must read for anyone in the medical field.
The likelihood that most of us will die suddenly or quickly becomes more remote with every new medical advance. This book will help any reader start to understand what type of life we are willing to have and what disabilities we can live with in our twilight years.
Susan recommended I read this book about The Great Migration. It was excellent. Find out what I liked and a little of what I learned inside...
I read this book in November, long before the thought of this blog existed. I am relying on my unreliable memory and the notes I wrote about the book to create this post. I highly recommend this book and apologize for the inadequacy of this post. I have just added it back on to my reading list.
Stop on in and see my thoughts on Dave Eggers' 2009 book Zeitoun. I have enjoyed his books for a long time, and was therefore a bit surprised when I took a break from social justice themed books and ended up reading another book about social justice!
Just read it. It is wonderful, it is accessible, and it is important.
A review of this wonderful philosophy based book about the meaning of Justice from several different theories and schools of thought. A helpful practice for anyone looking to improve their understanding of justice and ability to speak more intelligently on the topic.
A nice adventure into beginnings of Buddhism and spirituality. The book also shares the history of the unrest in Tibet, and opened my eyes a bit.
I read this back in November 2015, and it remains in the top 5 books since I started reading again. It is not the easiest read, but it is profoundly intelligent, humbling, and inspiring.
If it is not, it certainly should have been a seminal work and foundation for limiting racism and prejudice in America. W.E.B Dubois wrote a masterpiece that depicts life for the African American at the beginning of the 20th Century, and a level of insight that is so difficult to grasp without the benefit of great hindsight.
A fascinating book to start understanding the complexities of poverty.
An impressive work of non-fiction by Katherine Boo. Many themes in the book are quite similar to those we witness here in Thailand, but maybe there are universal themes of poverty. Read a few of my thoughts on the book here.
Jonathan Kozol has been writing about poverty in New York City for over 25 years, this is the first book I have read by him.
I finally got around to reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I thought it an excellent book that is surprisingly relevant today.