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Foer’s World Without Mind named an NYT Notable Book of 2017

The New York Times‘ annual list of 100 notable books praised Foer’s “persuasive brief against the big four tech giants who he believes pose a threat to the individual and society.”

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NYT raves about Finn Murphy’s THE LONG HAUL

Meghan Daum of the New York Times calls Finn’s memoir “terrific,” “nuanced,” and “refreshing,” praising Murphy’s “sharp diversion from the expected up-by-the-bootstraps allegories.”

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NPR: ‘World Without Mind’ Is An Urgent, Personal Polemic

NPR praises Foer’s “lucid, absorbing” book, from Foer’s assertion that democracy and technology have collided to his “concise, insightful psychological profiles” of the movers-and-shakers in Big Tech.

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Kirkus Raves about David Ignatius’ Quantum Spy

Bestselling novelist and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ “geeky” spy thriller is  “fun—and the complex intrigue will please thriller fans.”

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PW Review of Cartoon County

Publisher’s Weekly lauds Cartoon County, describing Cullen Murphy’s depiction of his father’s experience in the war and his relationship with mentor Norman Rockwell as “particularly fascinating.”

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Machine, Platform, Crowd Rave Review

The Economist praises MIT Professors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson’s latest, calling it  “an astute romp through important digital trends” that’s “hard to beat.”

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Finn Murphy’s The Long Haul lauded in NYT

The Times raves “The stories Murphy tells…my goodness, how astonishing they are, and how moving, and how funny, and how just plain weird. Wait until you get to the one about the unlikely polygamist. Or the client who dies, mid-move. The next time you think of your movers as invisible, remember: They see all of … [Read More]

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NYT Review of Talking Pictures: “Hornaday is a Genius”

Inspired by a series of instructional articles she assembled for her readers some years back, here Ann Hornaday, an estimable movie critic at The Washington Post and a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in criticism, considers various aspects of filmmaking in chapters that roughly follow the timeline of production.

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“Mothers and Sons”: NYT Review of Rebel Mother

Caught between parents, cultures and ideologies, Andreas’s thoroughly engrossing account of his conflicted upbringing is enriched by excerpts from his mother’s diaries, offering glimpses into the mind of a woman so driven by a desire for social equality that her actions call into question what constitutes quality parenting. “I really feel terrible sometimes when I … [Read More]

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Why Buddhism is True Starred PW Review

Publisher’s Weekly raves “Wright’s joyful and insightful book is both entertaining and informative, equally accessible to general audiences and more experienced practitioners.”

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Rave WSJ review of Change Agent

In the words of Tom Shippey “Biopunk has been waiting for its William Gibson, to bring a whole new vision of the future as Mr. Gibson did for cyberpunk, and Daniel Suarez has done it. The central story is riveting…Even more compelling, maybe, is the imagined background, the ‘agritowers’ or vertical hydroponics farms, the ‘pharmatowers,’ … [Read More]

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Eric Liu’s How-To Book for Wielding Power

David Bornstein raves Liu’s “engaging and extremely timely book” takes stories of citizen action and distills them into “powerful insights and strategies.” In Liu’s words “This book is for underdogs and challengers. It’s for people who want to be change agents, not defenders of the status quo.”