David's Nonfiction Noggin-Scratchers 2019

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197494
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Published: Melville House - April 9th, 2019

In this examination of persuasive design, and the multi-billion dollar battle for our attention, Jenny Odell challenges what we think of as life well spent, building upon the work of storied artists and thinkers to outline a conception of community and productivity, while reaffirming basic truths that we've lost in the digital ether.

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

With bracing honesty and elucidated research, Esme Weijun Wang - a psychiatric researcher from Stanford University also diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type - tackles the group of personality disorders known as  "the collected schizophrenias" from both sides - the personal and the clinical.

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
By Erik Olin Wright, Michael Burawoy (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781788736053
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Published: Verso - September 3rd, 2019

American intellectual Erik Olin Wright condenses decades of Marxist thought into this 150 page manifesto. Wright analyzes the ubiquitous malaise of capitalism, several schools of alternative approach and how to get there. Wright's 4-prong strategy of "eroding" capitalism outlines a vision of social and economic democracy that speaks to the faithful and unconverted.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525431992
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Published: Vintage - January 28th, 2020

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes - backed by a board of directors featuring names like George Schultz, Henry Kissinger and James Mattis- ventured out to disrupt the medical industry with her cutting edge blood testing technology, which could run over 200 diagnostic exams from a single finger prick. The only problem? It didn't exist.

King of Spies: The Dark Reign of an American Spymaster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128861
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2018

In 1940's Korea, Donald Nichols, an impoverished 7th grade dropout initiated a decade long black ops career that saw him oversee a small army of spies, deploy an impromptu navy and operate clandestinely with a "license to kill". This stranger than fiction tale saw him pushed to the brink of legality, morality and ultimately sanity.