The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

From one of America s most courageous young journalists NPR comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50 year old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness how do you diagnose it,

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people and explores how this intensifies racial inequality American culture loves blackness From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence Yet,

Beauty

A powerful meditation on beauty and body image from the author of Eggshell Skull You were either fit and trim or you weren t working hard enough Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values an ethical ideal In recent

Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world How often are women harassed What percentage of the population are immigrants How bad is unemployment These questions are important, but most of us get the answers wrong Research shows that people

Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

From a rising star at The New Yorker , a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet and how the cynical propagandists of the alt right exploited that freedom to propel the extreme into the mainstream For

Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers Mindf ck goes deep inside

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDBy the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation Why did Neville Chamberlain think he