Tag Archive: non fiction

Mar 11

Book Review: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant Like the best of this sort of non-fiction pop-science book, it’s hard to say exactly what the book is about. Yes, it sort of touches on “how non-conformists move the world” but it’s more like a collection of true stories around the theme of how …

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Dec 06

Book Review: The Violinist’s Thumb

The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean Sam Kean’s first book THE DISAPPEARING SPOON was my favorite book I read last year, so I was very excited to read this one, hoping that it would be chock full of the same …

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Aug 30

Book Review: Columbine

Columbine by Dave Cullen I got this as an audiobook, and had to ask myself “what is a person who hates serial killers doing reading a book about a famous massacre?” But this is much more than just a gruesome true-crime story. It has so many different angles to it that there’s something for…well, maybe …

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Feb 24

Book Review: Quiet, the Power of Introverts In a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain This book brings up some interesting, important, and little-discussed ideas about introversion, the greatest of which is that introversion is a valid personality type rather than a flaw which should be corrected. Cain begins the book in this way, defensively, …

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