Jessica Nordell, author of The End of Bias: A Beginning : The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias recommends a fantastic group of books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Jessica's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
The Gift by Lewis Hyde is a longtime favorite-- the original subtitle was "Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property." He explores the role of art and artists in a market economy. True art cannot be a commodity, he says-- it is a gift that makes its own magic and meaning outside any monetary value the world assigns it.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
Suzy Hansen's book Notes on a Foreign Country. It's a rich and thoughtful meditation on what it means (and what it takes) to let go of one's own country's stories and myths, and really start to see the world from others' perspectives.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
I loved The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. She was my favorite author as a kid-- her characters were always wild and adventurous, just as I imagined myself to be!
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
Paper! I mark up pages with tons of notes, underlines, and stars.
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
Many thanks to Jessica for recommending fantastic group of books! Please don't forget to check out Jessica's book The End of Bias: A Beginning : The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias.
Image Copyrights: Granta Books (End Of Bias), Canongate Books Ltd (The Gift), Little, Brown Book Group (Notes On A Foreign Country), Simon & Schuster (The Egypt Game)