Biblio File: What to Read Now — May 2020

Photo: Erin Attkisson

We Recommend: Our Common Ground

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind book cover

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind, Jonah Berger, ’02, PhD ’07; Simon & Schuster. The trick is in convincing the “five horsemen of inertia” that they want to dismount.

Honestly Speaking: How the Way We Communicate Transforms Leadership, Love, and Life book cover

Honestly Speaking: How the Way We Communicate Transforms Leadership, Love, and Life, Andrew Blotky, ’02, JD ’09; Wise Ink Creative Publishing. Authenticity rules: Know your audience, know yourself—and approach both with compassion. 

How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet book cover

How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet, Sophie Egan, ’09; Workman Publishing. So, you lucked into the supermarket right after a restock? Here’s how to bring home a better-for-everyone bounty.

Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life book cover

Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life, Allison Holzer, Sandra Spataro, ’88, MA ’88, Jen Grace Baron; Da Capo Press. Moments of insight need not be fleeting; the energy they spark can keep the motivation going.

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World book cover

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, Jamil Zaki, associate professor of psychology; Crown. The time is now: Learning to empathize with “the other” is an urgent step toward a stronger, kinder future.