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The Choose Yourself Stories

MOTIVATIONAL | NON FICTION  James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college […]

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The Big Disconnect

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS The internet seems to be better at saying ‘stop’ than it is at saying ‘go.’ In this urgent overview of a decade of experiments in online organizing, Micah Sifry shows us what happened and lays out what’s next. — Seth Godin Now that communication can be as quick as thought, why […]

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Technocreep

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy. –Thomas P. Keenan Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading […]

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Drone Warfare

NON-FICTION Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, […]

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AN OBAMA’S JOURNEY: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery Across Three Cultures

MEMOIR The book is captivating. It gave me new insights into Mark’s life with his half-brother, “A deft memoir […] oddly engaging”—Kirkus Reviews “President Barack Obama, as well as the limited time that he had with his father, Barack Obama, Sr. This book is a compelling read for those who are very interested in learning […]

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PostApoc

DYSTOPIAN FICTION “If one were to rip the cupcake niceties and corporate regimens from society and present a poetic and existential depiction of the anarchical remains, then that would be PostApoc. Liz Worth’s tour de force of vivid prose and stunning vis-ceral imagery will haunt you long after you’ve read the final chapter. Thought-provoking, powerful […]

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My Heart is Not My Own

LITERARY FICTION …it’s illuminating and refreshing to read a novel set in Sierra Leone that, while never shying away from the brutal realities, paints a fuller picture including lush landscapes, powerful women, philosophical men and secret societies, layered through with magic, adventure and sensuality. –Toronto Star Wuitchik’s alluring novel about the haunted and the hunted […]

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Extraordinary

LITERARY FICTION I finished David Gilmour’s Extraordinary… pretty much in one sitting, which is partly a function of its shortness, but also of its effortless narrative drive and laid-back readability, and because its central character is one of the most interesting and entertaining fictional women I’ve encountered in a while. –The Globe and Mail David […]

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The Perfect Order of Things

LITERARY FICTION … a masterpiece of irony, subversive humour and astonishing self-mockery…. Gilmour handles his material with style and finesse, with a delicious sense of irony and with a creative jouissance. Here is a novel that gleams with intelligence, humour and wickedly precise observation. –The Globe and Mail Like a tourist visiting his own life, David […]

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Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal

NON-FICTION | ECONOMICS Andrew Ross is the very model for a scholar-activist, and Creditocracy, his latest book, is as compelling as it is important. Let’s hope this makes a difference in the world. It really should. —David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years In this lucid and accessible book, Andrew Ross argues that […]

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