Michelle Zauner tells her story of growing up as one of the few Asian American kids at her school, of struggling with her mother's expectations, of a painful adolescence, of months spent with her grandmother in Seoul. And then the beginning of her adulthood as she moves to the East Coast for college, working in the restaurant industry, and gigs with her fledgling band, and realizing her Koreanness began to feel more distant. Read more here.
We explore the silent conversations we have with ourselves with acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross in his book Chatter. With tools hidden in plain sight, readers can make their inner voice work in their favor. Read the first few pages on the blog.
You can travel the world looking for yourself, but if you don't know what you're looking for, how can you find it? Like Streams To The Ocean is about examining the things that make us who we are and getting to know ourselves, our stories, and the decisions that shape our one and only life. Read an excerpt on the blog.
The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future. Read an excerpt on the blog.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works. Read an excerpt here.
Professor Craig Wright created the popular "Genius Course" at Yale University and had devoted more than two decades exploring what 'genius' really is, probing the nature of the term. He reveals what we can learn from the lives of those dubbed "geniuses," past and present.
In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny.
Katya and Jed share their thoughts on this challenging but necessary read. Check them out below.
Isabel Wilkerson explores caste systems across civilizations and the eight pillars that underlie them — including divine will, bloodlines, stigma and more. This powerful caste system influences people's lives and behavior, even the nation's fate. Using riveting stories of people — from Martin Luther King Jr.'s to her own, and many others' — Wilkerson shows the ways caste is experienced every day.