The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's "1984"

The author has written a study that places George Orwell s 1984 in a variety of contexts the author s life and times, the book s precursors in the science fiction genre, and its subsequent place in popular culture Lynskey delves into how Orwell s harrowing Spanish Civil War experiences shaped his

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

As revelatory as Atul Gawande s Being Mortal, physician and award winning author Louise Aronson s Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life For than 5,000 years, old has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70 That means most pe

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she d normally avoid at all costs Jessica Pan is going to find out When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the famili

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

An award winning journalist s intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America s most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors We call it domestic violence We call it private violence Sometimes we call it intimate

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

How do you get to what s real Your organization s culture is the key to its success Strategic planning is essential People s competencies should be measured and their weaknesses shored up People crave feedback.These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today But actually, they re lies.

In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

At thirty six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat

The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making

The author of The People Are Going to Rise Upon Your Shore turns his keen eye to our current crisis of masculinity using his upbringing in a rural, patriarchal home as an entry point to consider the personal and societal dangers of performative gender Based on his provocative and popular New York Ti