background preloader

Book ideas

Facebook Twitter

Interview: Sherry Turkle, Author of 'Alone Together' As soon as Sherry Turkle arrived at the studio for her Fresh Air interview, she realized she'd forgotten her phone.

Interview: Sherry Turkle, Author of 'Alone Together'

"I realized I'd left it behind, and I felt a moment of Oh my god ... and I felt it kind of in the pit of my stomach," she tells Terry Gross. That feeling of emotional dependence on digital devices is the focus of Turkle's research. Her book, Alone Together, explores how new technology is changing the way we communicate with one another. "The pull of these devices is so strong, that we've become used to them faster than anyone would have suspected," says Turkle, a clinical psychologist and the founder of MIT's Initiative on Technology and Self.

Her research investigates how devices are changing the way parents relate to their children, how friends interact, and why many people — both young and old — keep their devices in-hand all the time — even as they sleep. Interview Highlights On young children using digital devices "Children are getting these phones earlier and earlier. Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn: 'A Path Appears'

The Power of Two. In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song.

The Power of Two

He was in rural Spain at the time, on the set of a movie called How I Won the War, but the lyrics cast back to an icon of his boyhood in Liverpool: the Strawberry Field children’s home, whose sprawling grounds he’d often explored with his gang and visited with his Aunt Mimi. In late November, the Beatles began work on the song at EMI Studios, on Abbey Road in London. After four weeks and scores of session hours, the band had a final cut of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” That was December 22. Association for Library Service to Children. 2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (G.P.

Association for Library Service to Children

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - By Ishmael Beah - Books - Review. E-books by John Green And Other Featured Authors. "I Live in the Future: & Here's How It Works" by Nick Bilton. Freedom for thought we hate. Having been removed as editor of my college newspaper at Boston’s Northeastern University by the president who thought I took the First Amendment too seriously, I have been a First Amendment enthusiast ever since, including writing books about it.

Freedom for thought we hate

I can now attest that the most accurate and enlivening account of its history and often extraordinary resilience is the newly published “Freedom for the Thought That We Hate” by Anthony Lewis. Part of the title comes from Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ warning of the most powerful need of the First Amendment, especially in times of national danger and epidemics of speech-suppressing political correctness: “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.”

I commend the title and the Lewis book to Sen. For many years, Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Living History, by Hillary Rodhan Clinton. When the Prisoners Ran Walpole. Our website shopping cart is currently not operational.

When the Prisoners Ran Walpole

To order this or any other title, please visit your favorite local independent bookstore, or email us directly at Thank you for your patience and support. A lovely solution is on its way! Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller (Penguin Press HC, The, Hardcover, 9781594202995, 256pp.)

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Publication Date: August 23, 2011 Other Editions of This Title: Paperback , Paperback , Hardcover , Hardcover , Paperback , Paperback Categories: Personal Memoirs Description Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and to her unforgettable family. We see Nicola as an irrepressible child in western Kenya, then with the man who fell in love with her, Tim Fuller. A Memoir by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Slavery By Another Name. Slavery by Another Name:The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II Author: Douglas A. Blackmon Publisher: Doubleday, $29.95 (512p) ISBN 978-0-385-50625-0 On Sale: March 25, 2008. Spoma Jovanovic details first ‘truth and reconciliation’ effort in the U.S., in new book. Book Review: 'How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia,' By Mohsin Hamid.

Novelist Mohsin Hamid lives in Lahore, Pakistan, quite some distance from the Long Island of Jay Gatsby.

Book Review: 'How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia,' By Mohsin Hamid

But his new novel — his third and, I think, best so far — reminded me of F. Scott Fitzgerald's quintessential American work. Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House: William Irwin, David Kyle Johnson: 9781444334531: Some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal. One Book, One College.