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Christopher Sacca is an American venture investor, company advisor, entrepreneur, and lawyer. He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter, investments that resulted in his placement as No. 2 on Forbes' Midas List: Top Tech Investors for 2017.
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Evicted
Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond - 2017-02-28 (first published in 2016)
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In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable sc...
Chris Sacca
2021-01-21T22:19:24.000Z
@DrPhilGoff This book stuck with me:      source
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JAY-Z
Made in America
Michael Eric Dyson - 2019-11-26
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Jay-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson’s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long.This book wrestles with ...
Chris Sacca
2020-11-07T06:40:16.000Z
@EdwardNorton @MichaelEDyson I highly recommend listening to Prof. Dyson’s Jay-Z book. I say “listening” because he did his own reading and it’s perfect.      source
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Red Notice
A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Bill Browder - 2015-10-20 (first published in 2014)
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[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liars Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browders business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putins Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for an...
Chris Sacca
2019-12-20T22:25:51.000Z
@ryandb Was lucky to get to know him over ten years ago. That book and that guy are both special.      source
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Sick in the Head
Conversations About Life and Comedy
Judd Apatow - 2016-05-31 (first published in 2015)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • Includes new interviews!From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon S...
Chris Sacca
2019-12-17T20:54:45.000Z
@JuddApatow That book is so powerful. Thanks for all the love you put into it.      source
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Impeach
The Case Against Donald Trump
Neal Katyal - 2019-11-26
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Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving—held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Co...
Chris Sacca
2019-12-02T16:18:28.000Z
Go read this absolutely fantastic book making the case for Trump’s impeachment. It’s authored by @neal_katyal the guy, who has been leading the biggest lawsuits to keep this WH in check:      source
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It's Garry Shandling's Book
Judd Apatow - 2019-11-12
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From Judd Apatow comes an intimate portrait of his mentor, the legendary stand-up comic and star of The Larry Sanders Show, with never-before-seen journal entries and photos, as well as new contributions by fellow comedians and writers.Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and...
Chris Sacca
2019-11-15T17:00:28.000Z
This @GarryShandling book by @JuddApatow is absolutely beautiful. It’s an intensely intimate portrait that has choked me up countless times. Clearly so much love went into making it and that comes through on every page. Just incredible.      source
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What Really Makes America Great
Creative Action Network - 2018-10-23
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America IS great and all the things that make it REALLY great are unique to each and every one of us and deserve to be celebrated. What Really Makes America Great is a collection of artwork honoring all aspects of America from myriad artists in the Creative Action Network.Creative Action Network founder and CEO Max Slavkin says this art series was ...
Chris Sacca
2018-08-16T17:45:13.000Z
A perfect book to remind us what really makes America great. Get yours:      source
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Ninety Percent of Everything
Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
Rose George - 2014-09-09 (first published in 2013)
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On ship-tracking Web sites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy, and so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work. Yet freight s...
Chris Sacca
2018-05-06T21:30:25.000Z
@jessegenet Related awesome book: Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate      source
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Redefining Girly
How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween
Melissa Atkins Wardy - 2014-01-01
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Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014 All-pink aisles in toy stores, popular dolls that resemble pole dancers, ultra sexy Halloween costumes in tween sizes. Many parents are increasingly dismayed at how today’s media, marketers, and manufacturers are sexualizing and stereotyping ever-younger girls but feel powerless to do much about i...
Chris Sacca
2016-05-09T00:59:37.000Z
@therealarkin Love that book. Check out Redefining Girly too.      source
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Cinderella Ate My Daughter
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
Peggy Orenstein - 2012-01-31
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The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty: the rise of the girlie-girl, she warns, is not that innocent.Sweet and sassy or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a girl looks matters more than who she is. Somewhe...
Chris Sacca
2016-05-09T00:59:37.000Z
@therealarkin Love that book. Check out Redefining Girly too.      source
The Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Not Fade Away by Laurence Shames
I Seem to Be a Verb by R. Buckminster Fuller