Breaking news from the Next Big Idea Club: Curators Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink are proud to announce their two hand-picked selections for their new season of reading. The two most groundbreaking nonfiction books of the season are…
Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
The 19th Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy makes a case for loneliness as a public health concern, a root cause and contributor to many of the epidemics sweeping the world today. From alcohol and drug addiction to depression and anxiety, the effects of loneliness appear in myriad forms—but a better future is within reach.
“Much gratitude to Vivek for shining his light on a problem that afflicts so many of us—especially right now.” – Susan Cain
Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
The Atlantic staff writer Olga Khazan explores why it is that we crave conformity, and how that affects people who are different. She then reveals the hidden upsides to being “weird,” as well as the strategies that people who are different can use to achieve success in a society that values normalcy.
“A wonderful celebration of the quirks that make us all distinctively human.” – Adam Grant