The Best of 2016: Lavin Speakers Top Lists from NYT, Time, Harper’s, & More
To start, four Lavin speaker books were named to Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Nonfiction of 2016” list:
Also gracing Time’s list, at #5, was Margot Lee Shetterly’s debut Hidden Figures. The book chronicles the black female “human computers” at NASA in the 1950s and 60s—mathematical geniuses who were instrumental in America’s Space-Race efforts against Russia. It’s an epic history—a story of science, innovation, and overcoming prejudice—and a blockbuster film coming this January, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner.
Shetterly also landed on Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2016.”
Naming it to her yearly top ten, veteran New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani calls David Sax’s The Revenge of Analog an “insightful and entertaining account” of the comeback of real stuff in the digital age. Why are Polaroid cameras, vinyl records and board-game cafés suddenly popular again? Why do digital businesses like Facebook and Yelp rely on seemingly outdated tech like whiteboards in their offices? Sax explores the curious trend, and tells you what it means for culture, business, and 21st-century life.
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