Thoughts on: Educated by Tara Westover

A memoir. Likely one of the best I’ve read. —— Tara grew up in a pious Mormon family lead by a survivalist father with a fondness for conspiracy theories. His plan was to be fully self-reliant and “off the grid” before the End of Days, an event he was sure to be imminent. Tara’s storyContinue reading “Thoughts on: Educated by Tara Westover”

Thoughts on: Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson

A book about hope. About our desperate chase for it. How easily it’s lost and what happens when we don’t have it; How to instill it, and how to overcome it. 📝 “Today appealing to the hopeless is easier than ever before. All you need is a social media account. Start to posting extreme andContinue reading “Thoughts on: Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson”

Thoughts on: “The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker

It’s an odyssey through the history of human violence. Pinkers thesis is that we have seen a great decline in violence both in the long term , as well as short term history of mankind and he sets out to find out why this is. This is a dense book. I listened to the audiobookContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker”

Thoughts on: Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh

This is the story of a sociology student who gets a unique opportunity to study, hang out with, and even act as a stand in for, a gang leader. It’s a great peak into the underground economy and organization of the public housing projects in Chicagos most crime ridden districts. 📝 “Was is possible, IContinue reading “Thoughts on: Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh”