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The Anthropocene Reviewed
The Anthropocene Reviewed

Essays reviewing different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale.

Somebody's Daughter
Somebody's Daughter

A childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father.

How the Word Is Passed
How the Word Is Passed

The legacy of slavery that is preserved in monuments and landmarks that hold violent and racist symbolism.

The Ugly Cry
The Ugly Cry

A sharp, hilarious memoir about a nontraditional upbringing and growing up Black in a predominantly white community.

Punch Me Up to the Gods
Punch Me Up to the Gods

A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir about Blackness, masculinity, and addiction

Black Smoke

A smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The Premonition

Medical visionaries who refused to follow directives that were based on misinformation and bad science. 


The history of the antitrust movement shows us what led to this being a pressing issue facing America today. 

The Wreckage of My Presence

Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful and emotion-filled essays.


Philip Roth

An indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene.

Broken (in the best possible way)

Lawson explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty and humor.

Dirty Gold

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America and the three Miami businessmen who got rich.

The Code Breaker

A gripping account of pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna.

The Three Mothers

A celebration of Black motherhood through the story of the three women who raised America's most pivotal heroes.

Animal, Vegetable, Junk

From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultra-processed foods, this is the story of our species.


The power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves.

How to Avoid A Climate Disaster

A vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. 

Come Fly the World

Glamor, danger, liberation in a Mad Men-era of commercial flight with Pan Am World Airways. 

We Need to Hang Out

At the age of forty, Billy Baker discovers that he's lost something crucial along the way: his friends.

Drug Use for Grown-ups

A powerful argument that the greatest dangers from drugs flow from their being illegal.

Walking with Ghosts

A lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

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