Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke: We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting … The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential.
Broken Little Believer by Shane Svorec: Are you searching for greater perspective? Have you felt lost in a world of instability and uncertainty? Or have you lost hope in the face of difficult circumstances? Take a journey with author, Shane Svorec, as she invites readers to see the world through the backseat of a VW bus. Like going on a road trip with a good friend and a great playlist, this book weaves true stories into life lessons while entertaining and encouraging readers.
The Long Slide by Tucker Carlson: From the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and the New York Times best-selling author of Ship of Fools, a collection of nostalgic writings that underscore America’s long slide from innocence to orthodoxy.
The Reckoning by Mary L. Trump: Donald Trump’s niece, Mary L. Trump, examines America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies.
Woke, Inc. by Vivek Ramaswamy: This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda known as “Stakeholder capitalism” offers a better way forward. America’s elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don’t have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021—a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.
The Rise of America by Marin Kartusa: It has become widely accepted within the investment, political, and media sectors that America is on the decline and that China will drive the global agenda in the 21st century. To which I say, not so fast. This book carefully examines the trends and actual hard data from the economic, geopolitical, financial, and demographic spheres and comes to an inescapable conclusion: America’s future has never been brighter.
Land by Simon Winchester: The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future. This book examines in depth how we acquire, steward, and fight over land, and finally, how we can come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter?
A Sense of Self by Veronica O’Keane: Drawing on poignant accounts that include her own experiences, as well as what we can learn from insights in literature and fairytales and the latest neuroscientific research, O’Keane reframes our understanding of the extraordinary puzzle that is the human brain and how it changes during its growth from birth to adolescence and old age. By elucidating this process, she exposes the way that the formation of memory in the brain is vital to the creation of our sense of self.
I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig: The true story of what took place in Donald Trump’s White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency’s inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail.