An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang: One of Silicon Valley’s greatest successes, Facebook has been under constant fire for the past five years, roiled by controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users’ data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech. Drawing on their unrivaled sources, the authors take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company.
1620 by Peter Wood: This book sums up what the critics have said and argues that the proper starting point for the American story is 1620, with the signing of the Mayflower Compact aboard ship before the Pilgrims set foot in the Massachusetts wilderness. A nation as complex as ours, of course, has many starting points, but the quintessential ideas of American self-government and ordered liberty grew from the deliberate actions of the Mayflower immigrants in 1620.
Carry On by John Lewis: Congressman John was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose invocation to “good trouble” continues to inspire millions across our nation. In his last months on earth, even while battling cancer, he dedicated time to share his memories, beliefs, and advice—exclusively immortalized in these pages—as a message to the generations to come.
American Marxism by Mark Levin: Levin’s previous book was about standing at the precipice of progressivism’s threat to our freedom and now, over a decade later, we’re fully over that precipice and paying the price. In American Marxism, Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture.
No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz: Dr. Schwartz shares insights and practices to help you recognize your own “inner family” of parts, understand how each part seeks to help and protect you even when it seems problematic, engage in inner dialogue to restore balance and self-love-and deepen your awareness of the higher Self that holds and encompasses every facet of your diverse consciousness.
The Premonition by Michael Lewis: For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Subpar Parks by Amber Share: Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors.
The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell: Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyro-maniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in American history. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war.
This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollen: Presents a radical challenge to how we think about drugs and explores the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Based in part on an essay written more than 25 years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.