“Slingerland amuses and educates, not just about ethanol excess, but also the relevance for understanding guilty pleasures as a whole, in the present and in its ancient roots.”
Jesse Singal says his “book is an attempt to explain the allure of fad psychology, why that allure is so strong, and how both individuals and institutions can do a better job of resisting it.”
“a campaign history from this war that is engaging, insightful, and compelling . . .”
“The book is a lamentation on the fate of the post-World War II American Dream.”
“. . . today’s Americans are embracing a kaleidoscopic panoply of spiritual traditions, rituals, and subcultures from astrology and witchcraft to SoulCycle and the alt-right.”
“what makes this book interesting is that the author has effectively generalized the purpose and behavior of a number of liars throughout the centuries.”
Conformity is both necessary for a society and one of its grave dangers. Cass Sunstein has been interested in this tension for a significant part of his career.
“an extremely interesting approach and a much-needed paradigm shift in the treatment of racialized trauma . . .”
Everyone loves a good murder mystery.
“Long for This World is a grand survey of cutting-edge biology in the hands of visionary researchers, made vivid by Mr. Weiner’s marvelous writing.”