“you cannot be wise about the world around you if you cannot first know yourself.’
“Hello World looks under the hood of computers and is a good read for everyone about our ‘now’ and our near future.”
“An overblown title signals a kitchen-sink approach—too much, too repetitive, too speculative. The molecule of more has taken over judgement and discernment.”
“Swiping our smartphones reorganizes the brain’s sensory-motor maps for the hand.
“No other species puts so much effort into exploring imaginary territories, nor does it seem so determined to turn the make-believe into the real.”
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought is a gripping memoir that blends personal experience with history and complex empirical research.
“an intelligently written look into why most people take an optimistic view of life. . . . stimulating discussion . . . in easily understood language . . .