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All reviews are by Daniel B. Clendenin except as noted.


Michelle Alexander The New Jim Crow; Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Louise Aronson Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life
Tal Ben-Shahar Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber
Katherine Boo Behind the Beautiful Forevers; Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Marcus J. Borg Speaking Christian; Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power, and How They Can Be Restored
Arthur C. Brooks Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
David Brooks On Paradise Drive; How We Live Now (And Always Have) In The Future Tense
Jessica Bruder Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Bill Bryson A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Road to Little Dribbling; Adventures of an American in Britain
Akiko Busch How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency
Susan Cain Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
John Carreyrou Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Laura L. Carstensen A Long Bright Future; An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health, and Financial Security
Jeff Chu Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me
Robin DiAngelo White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
James Dillon The Gospel of "It's a Wonderful Life"
Caitlin Doughty Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory
David R. Dow Things I've Learned From Dying; A Book About Life.
Dave Eggers The Circle
Will Ellsworth-Jones Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall
Merve Emre The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
David Epstein Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Finkel Thank You For Your Service
Michael Finkel The Stranger in the Woods; The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Franklin Foer World without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech
Harry Frankfurt On Bullshit
George Friedman The Next 100 Years; A Forecast for the 21st Century
Sarah Frier No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram
Paul Froese and Christopher Bader America’s Four Gods: What We Say About God — and What That Says About Us
Raymond G. Gordon, Jr., ed Ethnologue: Languages of the World
Becky Garrison Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church; Eyewitness Accounts of How American Churches Are Hijacking Jesus, Bagging the Beatitudes, and Worshipping the Almighty Dollar
Atul Gawande Being Mortal; Medicine and What Matters in the End
The Checklist Manifesto; How to Get Things Right
Peter H. Gleick Bottled and Sold; The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water
Michelle Goldberg Kingdom Coming; The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen Worse Than War; Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity
Rebecca Goldstein Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away
Paul Greenberg Four Fish; The Future of the Last Wild Food
Linda Greenhouse Just a Journalist; On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between
Yuval Noah Harari 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Lynn Casteel Harper On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear
Chris Hedges Empire of Illusion; The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
Losing Moses On The Freeway; The 10 Commandments In America
Naoki Higashida The Reason I Jump; The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism
Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty Eleven Rings; The Soul of Success
Jeff Jarvis What Would Google Do?
Frances E. Jensen The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Robert O'Harrow, Jr No Place to Hide
Sebastian Junger Tribe; On Homecoming and Belonging
Erling Kagge Silence in the Age of Noise
Walking: One Step at a Time
Jonathan Keates Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel's Masterpiece
David A. Kessler The End of Overeating; Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
Russell King, et al People on the Move; An Atlas of Migration
Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Michael Kinsley Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
Phil Klay Redeployment
Jonathan Kozol Fire in the Ashes; Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Peter Kramer Against Depression
Jaron Lanier Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Who Owns the Future?
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
Steve Leder More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us
Madeline Levine The Price of Privilege; How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
Alan Lightman In Praise of Wasting Time
Wendy Lustbader Life Gets Better; The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older
Gabe Lyons The Next Christians; The Good News About the End of Christian America. How a New Generation is Restoring the Faith
Gordon Livingston, M.D Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart – Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now
Antonia Malchik A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom—One Step at a Time
Katherine May Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
Christopher McDougall Born to Run; A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Tracie McMillan The American Way of Eating
Roger McNamee Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe
Evgeny Morozov To Save Everything, Click Here; The Folly of Technological Solutionism
Toni Morrison The Origin of Others
Michael Moss Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, .  The Face on Your Plate; The Truth About Food
Cal Newport Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Meghan O'Gieblyn Interior States: Essays
Cathy O'Neil Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Jenny Odell How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Parker Palmer On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old
Fred Pearce Confessions of an Eco-Sinner; Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Karl Pillemer 30 Lessons for Living; Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Mary Pipher The Green Boat; Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture
Sylvia Plath Ariel, the Restored Edition; A Facsimilie of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement
Michael Pollan Food Rules; An Eater's Manual
In Defense of Food; An Eater's Manifesto
Neil Postman Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Marilynne Robinson When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
Richard Rohr Falling Upward; A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Nancy Jo Sales American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
Robert Scheer They Know Everything About You; How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy
Amartya Sen Identity and Violence; The Illusion of Destiny
Karen Stabiner The Empty Nest; 31 Parents Tell the Truth About Relationships, Love, and Freedom After the Kids Fly the Coop
Rebecca Wragg Sykes Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
Julie Tarney My Son Wears Heels: One Mom's Journey from Clueless to Kickass
Anne Thompson The $11 Billion Year; From Sundance to the Oscars, An Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System
Krista Tippett Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
Sherry Turkle Reclaiming Conversation; The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Ellen Ullman Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology
Miroslav Volf A Public Faith; How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good
David Foster Wallace Both Flesh and Not; Essays
Infinite Jest
Amy Webb The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
Karl Weber, editor Waiting for Superman; How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools
Curtis White We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data
Isabel Wilkerson Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani Beyond the Impossible
Edward O. Wilson Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Lauren Winner Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God
Fareed Zakaria Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Shoshana Zuboff The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

[ 117 Book Reviews, from 107 Authors ]

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