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books | Jan 23rd, 2019

Want to Read More This Year? Check Out What Lavin Speakers are Publishing in 2019

Want to read more this year? Start with these upcoming books by Lavin speakers—from Angie Thomas’ highly anticipated follow-up to #1 New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give to the final installment of Jared Diamond’s sweeping trilogy on what makes nations thrive, which the Times called “one of... Continue Reading →
books | Jan 17th, 2019

Lavin Speakers Wrote the Best Books of 2018

From an in-depth analysis of failure, to data-driven proof that the world is getting better, the biggest, boldest and best books of 2018 came from Lavin speakers.       Andras Tilcsik and Chris Clearfield’s Meltdown, an analysis of why our systems fail and what we can do about it, landed on the... Continue Reading →
books | Apr 13th, 2017

Spring Reads: Retail, Labels, Lies and more

While spring flowers can’t be counted on, spring books stay true to their release dates. Several of our new and veteran speakers have titles hitting the shelves this month, so we’ve highlighted a few that make for good reading, April rain or shine: 1. Maureen Chiquet’s Beyond the Label:... Continue Reading →
books | Nov 27th, 2012

NYT's 100 Notable Books of 2012: Paul Tough & E.O. Wilson Make The List!

The New York Times has announced its choices for their 100 Notable Books of 2012 list, and contributions by Paul Tough and Edward O. Wilson made the cut! Every year, the editors of The New York Times Book Review compile a list of books that have captured their attention, and the subject matter... Continue Reading →
books | Nov 25th, 2012

Jared Diamond's The World Until Yesterday Slated For December Release

Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, will be releasing his first new book in almost 8 years this coming Decemeber. Titled The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, the book takes a probing look into our past. In his... Continue Reading →
books | Nov 18th, 2012

Washington Post Rounds up the Year's Best Books; Three Are By Lavin Speakers.

The Washington Post has hand-picked 50 of the best non-fiction books from 2012—and three of them are written by Lavin speakers! If you're looking for a few new page-turners to add to your collection, look no further. The first on the list is 500 Days by Kurt Eichenwald. Described by The Post staff... Continue Reading →
books | Mar 3rd, 2011

Margaret Atwood on Why People Love Giving Books as Gifts

Author Margaret Atwood needs no introduction. She’s simply one of Canada’s — one of the world’s — best-known champions of literary culture. In a recent op-ed for The Daily Telegraph, Atwood praises Unesco’s World Book Night and muses on the extraordinary power of books to connect people. From The... Continue Reading →
books | Feb 22nd, 2011

New in Paperback: Lisa Shannon's A Thousand Sisters

Lisa Shannon’s memoir A Thousand Sisters, about her journey to help women in the Congo at enormous personal cost, is now out in paperback. Since its release, Lisa has been named to Oprah Magazine’s Power List, profiled on ABC’s World News Tonight, and championed by Nicholas Kristof in both his... Continue Reading →
books | Feb 21st, 2011

Indisputable Proof (Sort of) That College Students Love Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

Every year, designer John Gall asks his first-year students to design a book cover for their all-time favorite book. Unsurprisingly, Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs — which the Onion AV Club calls, correctly, “one of the brightest pieces of pop analysis to appear this century” — is... Continue Reading →
books | Jan 18th, 2011

Religions Expert Karen Armstrong Focuses on Compassion in Her New Book

Lavin speaker Karen Armstrong, one of the foremost experts on world religions, has just released her new book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life — a hardbound manifestation of the journey she started, in 2007, when she won the prestigious TED Prize. Using her prize money, and working with input... Continue Reading →