Kara Swisher
Book Recommendations

  • Trick Mirror

    Trick Mirror

    Trick Mirror

    Jia Tolentino
    Literary Collections
    4.12 (52,234)

    Trick mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. this is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves around the self. in each essay, jia writes about the cultural prisms that have shaped her: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the american scammer as millennial hero; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the mandate that everything, including

    Kara Swisher

    I read Trick Mirror last year, but just listened to this superb book of essays by @jiatolentino as a contemplate my own and hearing her deliver these blue-flame insights, one after another, that are so exactly right on the internet landscape, inspires. Highly recommend.

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  • Markings

    Markings

    Markings

    Dag Hammarskjold
    Statesmean
    4.15 (1,382)

    Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, dag hammarskjöld concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. a dramatic account of spiritual struggle, markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1964.markings is distinctive, as w.h. auden remarks in his foreword, as a record of "the attempt by a professional man of action to unite in one life the via activa and the via contemplativa."

    Kara Swisher

    It was just so mind blowing. I had never thought of these issues and it really impacted me.

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  • A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

    A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

    A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

    Ray Bradbury
    Fiction
    4.2 (6,505)

    A spaceship captain determined to gather a cupful of the sun. . .a nubile young witch who yearns to taste human love. . .an expedition that hunts dinosaurs across the fragile and dangerous chasm of time. . . these strange and wonderful tales of beauty and terror will transport you from the begininng of time to the outermost limits of the future. selected from his best-selling collections "the golden apples of the sun" and "r is for rocket," here are thirty-two superb stories from one of the master fantastics of

    Kara Swisher

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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