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Susan Horowitz Cain is an American writer and lecturer, and author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people.
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Lost & Found
A Memoir
Kathryn Schulz - 2022-01-11
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Lost & Found is a moving exploration of love, loss, and discovery in a world that's both wonderful and full of suffering. With both memoir and guidebook elements, author Kathryn Schulz delves deeply into the complicated nature of our finite lives with curiosity, tenderness, erudition, and wit. Don't miss this enduring account of love in all its many forms from one of the great writers of our time.
Susan Cain
@sebtown @amyjccuddy @kathrynschulz It is a great book.      source
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Maria Popova
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The Critic's Daughter
A Memoir
Priscilla Gilman - 2023-02-07
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A powerful memoir about growing up in a world of literary giants, and the unraveling of a family. The Critic's Daughter explores themes of identity, artistic criticism, and the impact of divorce on a child. As Priscilla Gilman navigates the fallout of her parents' separation, she grapples with revelations about her father's double life and sexual identity. This book is a moving portrait of grief, and a testament to the power of forgiveness and love.
Susan Cain
I read a preview of this book, in galley form, and LOVED it. If you love art, beauty, literature, tenderness, and love - this one's for you. @priscillagilman      source
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Mia Farrow
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Manifesto for a Moral Revolution
Jacqueline Novogratz - 2020-05-05
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Manifesto for a Moral Revolution is a must-read leadership book for anyone who wants to create a better world. The author Jacqueline Novogratz, the founder of Acumen, shares her insights on impact investing, which is not only morally defensible but also economically advantageous. The book includes inspiring stories from change-makers around the world and discusses the most common leadership mistakes and the mindset needed to rise above them. It is an essential shortlist of leadership ideas for all those who seek to leave this world better off than they found it.
Susan Cain
Is this you? "I was a born pleaser...But this tendency..butted heads w/another side of me, which was daring, justice-seeking,.determined to make a difference in the world." In her beautiful book, "Manifesto for a Moral Revolution," @jnovogratz has advice for you: "JUST START."      source
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Chris Anderson
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Apollo's Arrow
The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
Nicholas A. Christakis - 2020-10-27
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"Unravel the science behind the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our lives with this thought-provoking must-read for 2021. Apollo's Arrow presents a captivating analysis of the virus as it infiltrated American society in 2020 and the future implications of its aftermath. Author Nicholas A. Christakis expertly weaves in historical epidemics, contemporary research, and interdisciplinary insights to shed light on the collective experience of human existence during a time of plague. Discover how this pandemic has divided our society and also revealed opportunities for cooperation in a startlingly new way. With vivid examples and bold arguments, Apollo's Arrow offers a unique perspective on the intersection of science, medicine, genetics, data science, sociology, and epidemiology."
Susan Cain
It's a wonderful book and I can't recommend it enough.      source
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Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists
Phaidon Editors - 2016-10-10
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Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this book. Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by artists through the ages and across the globe, this exquisite keepsake is the ideal book for artists, collectors, and armchair enthusiasts. As painters, scu...
Susan Cain
My husband bought me this book for me on my birthday, and we both love it so much that now it has pride of place in our entryway. Here are some of the interior pages: Do any of these specially resonate?      source
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The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
Vivek H Murthy - 2020-04-28
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This book sheds light on the hidden impact of loneliness on our health and society. As humans, we are social creatures, and loneliness is affecting not only our health but also our children's schooling and work performance. The book offers four strategies to help us heal our social world and forge lasting bonds with others. With personal experiences shared by the author, this book is a universal and timely read for everyone.
Susan Cain
Sometimes the most obvious thing is the hardest to see. Thank goodness we have this author to light the way toward understanding loneliness and its dark corners. This book is a gift for us all.      source
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Waking Up
A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Sam Harris - 2014-09-09
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Discover the scientific and contemplative approach to spirituality in this groundbreaking meditation guide. Written by neuroscientist Sam Harris, explore how paying attention to the present moment can shape the quality of your life, and uncover important truths found in historical figures like Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, and more. Harris argues that there's more to understanding reality than science, backed by his expertise in philosophy and skepticism. Part memoir, part exploration of spirituality, Waking Up is a unique and informative read.
Susan Cain
Such a fantastic book. And it was really, for me, completely lifechanging.      source
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Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - 2013-04-09
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"Unlock the Secrets of Success with Give and Take" - Dive into the world of success and discover what it takes to rise to the top. In this award-winning book, Wharton's highest-rated professor, Adam Grant, reveals the unexpected factors that determine individual success in today's rapidly changing world. Learn to interact with others in ways that can make or break your climb up the success ladder with Give and Take.
Susan Cain
As brilliant as it is wise, this is not just a book—it’s a new and shining worldview.      source
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Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott - 1995-10-01 (first published in 1994)
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Learn to write like a pro with this step-by-step guide from a seasoned writer. From "Getting Started," to "Shitty First Drafts," and "Publication," this book covers it all. Along with practical tips, the author shares her own humorous and honest experiences with the writing process. With insights on everything from writer's block to jealousy and fear, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their writing skills and navigate the writer's life.
Susan Cain
I love Bird by Bird. Such a good book.      source