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In this anthology, I wrote about how prisoners are my audiobooks over the phone, creating an unexpected connection https://robertkingett.com/posts/6517/ @bookstodon

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John Menadue is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Pearls and Irritations. He was formerly Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser, Ambassador to Japan, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and CEO of Qantas.

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Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

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    Grounding Cognition: The Role of Perception and Action in Memory, Language, and Thinking by Diane Pecher & Rolf A. Zwaan

    This book brings together theoretical arguments and empirical evidence from several key researchers in this field.

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    Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader ed. by Alfredo Saad-Filho & Deborah Johnston

    Neoliberalism is the dominant ideology shaping our world today. It dictates the policies of governments, and shapes the actions of key institutions such as the WTO, IMF, World Bank and European Central Bank. Its political and economic implications can hardly be overstated.

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    Neoliberal Hegemony: A Global Critique by Dieter Plehwe & Bernhard Walpen & Gisela Neunhöffer

    Neoliberalism is fast becoming the dominant ideology of our age, yet politicians, businessmen and academics rarely identify themselves with it and even political forces critical of it continue to carry out neoliberal policies around the globe. How can we make sense of this paradox? Who actually are "the neoliberals"?

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    Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back by Oliver Bullough

    Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland - the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich.
    Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, undermining the foundations of Western stability.

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    The Sky Was Falling: A Young Surgeon's Story of Bravery, Survival, and Hope by Cornelia Griggs

    The dramatic, unforgettable, and ultimately cathartic diary of a young pediatric surgeon and mother working on the front lines as the COVID-19 pandemic hit one of New York City's busiest hospitals.

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    The Nocebo Effect: When Words Make You Sick by Michael Bernstein & Charlotte Blease & Cosima Locher & Walter Brown

    An investigation of the nocebo effect—the placebo effect's evil twin, a phenomenon best summarized as the occurrence of a harmful event that stems from expecting it. The nocebo effect plays a role in side effects for some of the most commonly prescribed medications.

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    Soldiers and Kings: Survival and Hope in the World of Human Smuggling by Jason de León

    An intense, intimate and first-of-its-kind look at the world of human smuggling in Latin America.

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    Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story - From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist by Stephanie Shirley & Richard Askwith

    A moving memoir from a woman who made a fortune in a man's world and then gave it all away...soon to be turned into a film.

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    How to Feel Better A Guide to Navigating the Ebb and Flow of Life by Cathy Rentzenbrink

    In How to Feel Better, bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shares the advice that has seen her through life's ups and downs. From her etiquette for bad news to the words of wisdom she would like to pass onto her son, How to Feel Better is full of warm, gentle guidance and comfort for when you need it most.

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    Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson by James Marcus

    An engaging reassessment of the celebrated essayist and his relevance to contemporary readers.

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    A BLACK PHYSICIAN’S UNSPARING examination of the profound impact racism has on healthcare and health outcomes intertwines with stories of her own, her sister’s, and her mother’s lives as doctors. Thoughtful, deep, engaging. A MINUS

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legacy-uch-blackstock-md/1142804246?ean=9780593491287

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    Anarchism and Art Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins
    by Mark Mattern

    Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world. Situated at the intersection of anarchist and democratic theory, Anarchism and Art focuses on four popular art forms—DIY (Do It Yourself) punk music, poetry slam, graffiti and street art.

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    Purpose and a Paycheck Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life by Chris Farrell

    Purpose and a Paycheck tells the compelling story of how a growing movement of older entrepreneurs and part-time workers are creating a stronger and more vibrant economy.

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    AI, Consciousness and the New Humanism: Fundamental Reflections on Minds and Machines by Sangeetha Menon

    This edited volume presents perspectives from computer science, information theory, neuroscience and brain imaging, aesthetics, social sciences, psychiatry, and philosophy to answer frontier questions related to artificial intelligence and human experience. Can a machine think, believe, aspire and be purposeful as a human?

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    This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together by Jon Mooallem

    In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis—the largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.2 on the Richter Scale.

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    Thirteen Days Diplomacy and Disater The Countdown to the Great War by Clive Ponting

    Enormously gripping popular history of the 13-day crisis that led to world war.
    At the end of the First World War, Germany was demonised. The Treaty of Versailles contained a 'war guilt' clause pinning the blame on the aggression of Germany and accusing her of 'supreme offence against international morality'. Thirteen Days rejects this verdict.

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    The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World by Sophia Moskalenko & Clark McCauley

    The Marvel of Martyrdom takes a broad perspective on self-sacrifice and martyrdom, bringing together religion, popular culture, history, psychology and mythology. Stories of individuals both famous (Gandhi) and obscure (Rodrigo Rosenberg) intertwine with research on altruism, happiness, and radicalization to terrorism.

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    A MEMOIR OF DIVORCE AND MOTHERHOOD shines brightest when talking about the raw physicalities of birth and parenting and love and longing. Candid and impressively unafraid to show the writer’s flaws. B PLUS

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/splinters-leslie-jamison/1143707716?ean=9780316374880

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    Cold Breath of Dormant Volcanoes: The Unknown World of CO2 Mofettes by Hardy Pfanz

    This work, written in an understandable way for the interested layperson, introduces into the unknown world of the CO 2 gas volcanoes, the so-called mofettes. A little explored world that lets animals die in the middle of Europe, changes the flora, influences soils and the atmosphere and can provide clues for upcoming volcanic eruptions.

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    Ransomware and Cyber Extortion: Response and Prevention 2022 by Sherri Davidoff & Matt Durrin & Karen Sprenger

    Ransomware and Cyber Extortion is the ultimate practical guide to surviving ransomware, exposure extortion, denial-of-service, and other forms of cyber extortion.

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    Decided to go to the car to read this. I was sitting in the library, but the subject matter is so personal to me. I was sitting there with tears. Maybe it's a sign that I am not in the right place for this book, but I will never be there so... Powering through is what I will do.

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    Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality by Venki Ramakrishnan

    A groundbreaking exploration of the science of aging and mortality—from Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Venki Ramakrishnan

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