Nobody willingly bares all for the sake of comedy like David Sedaris. Using the mundane and self-deprecation to shine a light on the oft-buried quirkiness of human existence, Sedaris knocks essay after essay out of the park.
I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lessons about the limitations of wax as adhesive.” —Randall Munroe / What If?
The media storm that has been rumbling for the past few months over Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman will blow full-force into the bookworld this summer with its release. This makes now a perfect time to revisit Lee’s classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
May is a fun time. The world wakes back, and we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial. As you dig in your garden, prepare for your first barbecue of the season, or engage in some vigorous spring cleaning, try out an audiobook. As a special offer, we’ve discounted the following audiobooks all month long.
A lifetime of learning has never been easier or more fun with audiobooks. Take a look at our list of brain-boosting books, and discover something new, from how the internet affects the brain in Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows to difference between a fixed and growth mindset in Carol Dweck’s Mindset and much more!
This month’s book of the month is subtitled “Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions”. The name really says it all, doesn’t it? We’ll bring you great content about it all month, as well as offer it for $9.95. That’s 50% off!
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.” […]
Recently, #WomenWriteFunny was trending on Twitter. We can’t believe that in 2015 this fact of life needs to be stated, but here we are. Some of our favorites include Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maria Semple, and, of course, Jane Austen.
Stephen King calls The Goldfinch “a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.” There’s little wonder why it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
This month’s Indie picks include a magical tale read by a full cast of actors, an ode to economics guaranteed to make you more interesting at dinner parties, and an inspiring memoir. There’s a little something for everyone in these fantastic recommendations from McLean & Eakin, an independent bookstore on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.
Tracy Cutchlow, editor of Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby explains why her HuffPo article about her experience implementing Dr. Carol Dweck’s advice from Mindset went viral.
Dr. Carol Dweck didn’t limit sharing her research to Mindset. With Dr. Lisa Sorich Blackwell, she founded Mindset Works, an organization that helps schools and teachers to implement growth-minded tools. We chatted with Emily Diehl, Director of Professional Learning and Curriculum Design at Mindset Works, about her best tips and tricks in adapting a growth Mindset. Emily is a former teacher and parent herself, who brought her years of experience as well as Dr. Dweck’s research to our conversation.