Jonny Gelle is CEO of Original Talent. He is also Chairman of Curtis Brown and Chair of the books division.
12 books on the list
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In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and redemption.What drives someone to commit an act of terrible violence? Drawing from her thirty ye...
Thank you @AgentSophieL for the proof of this remarkable book - The Devil You Know. Dr Gwen Adshead writes beautifully and with huge compassion about those who perpetrate heinous acts. Recommend this book, published by @faber in June. – source
Jonny GellerMar 25, 2021
This is an extraordinary book- beautifully written and so powerful. It lingers in your mind for months after reading. – source
Jonny GellerMar 18, 2021
The arrival of Maxwell the Labrador in Nicky Campbell's life 12 years ago was a major turning point. Ever since the death of his beloved dog Candy, he'd craved the unique companionship that had so enriched his childhood. Co-presenter of ITV's Long Lost Family, reuniting parents with children, as an adopted child himself Nicky knows all too well the...
One of the Family is a wonderful, uplifting book about how the love of a dog can save your life. A brave and unflinchingly honest moment here by @NickyAACampbell. – source
Jonny GellerFeb 16, 2021
Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, ...
This is a very good book. Essential reading for anyone who has been confused about antisemitism on the Left in recent years and, essentially, what the Jewish British experience has become. Bravo, @Baddiel – source
Jonny GellerFeb 10, 2021
Happy publication day to @reedhastings & Erin Mayer. If you want to know the secrets of @Netflix, read the book by its CEO. Fascinating and will make you think differently about the organisation where you work. – source
Jonny GellerSep 08, 2020
The reason why you listen to writers when they recommend books is that they are never wrong. @lindasgrant has been urging us to read Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman for years and now I have all I can say is thank you & I must pass this on to you. Breathtaking, devastating book. – source
Jonny GellerAug 10, 2020
The Lonely Century
How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart
From an economist hailed as "one of the world's leading thinkers," (The Observer), an eye-opening exploration of the most urgent social issue of our time."Noreena Hertz delivers a compelling vision for how we can bridge our many divides at this time of great change and disruption."--Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive GlobalEven before a ...
This is an outstanding book and important read by @noreenahertz and published by @SceptreBooks on September 10th. – source
Jonny GellerAug 10, 2020
During the #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate 48 hour silence on Twitter I read this book. A very good use of my time and recommend it. – source
Jonny GellerJul 29, 2020
Also recommended byReese WitherspoonNicola SturgeonDaniel PinkBethanne PatrickShauna NiequistHelen Pidd
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev , 1872. Ivan Turgenev (1818 - 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Turgenev was born to wealthy, noble Russian parents and grew up surrounded by by foreign governesses; thus he became fluent in French, German and English languages. His first major publication, a short story collec...
Some brilliant book recommendations below. Mine would be Spring Torrents by Turgenev – source
Jonny GellerJan 19, 2020
Think this the best (non Curtis Brown) book I read last year. – source
Jonny GellerJan 18, 2020
Remember the pleasure of recommending to someone a book that changed your life? Books are transformative but also bind people together. Share a book that changed your life. Mine is 100 Years of Solitude by Marquez which I read at age 17, 18, 30. #booksthatchangedmylife – source
Jonny GellerJul 14, 2019
Also recommended byRichard BransonShashi TharoorJacqueline NovogratzAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTendai BitiDaniel GolemanNeil StraussChimamanda Ngozi AdichieCal Fussman
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari