How to Change Your Mind

just finished this and it is FASCINATING. not just about how psychedelic drugs work (and how promising they seem for helping to treat depression, anxiety, and more) but also about how our brains work and why it’s so easy to get so caught up (and unhappy) in your own shit and why it’s so hard…

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Circe!

finished Circe yesterday and I loved it, and I think you would too even if you are not a slightly myth-and-legend obsessed long-ago anthropology major. 🦁>🐷 . also, this cover design by Will Staehle @unusualco is SO GOOD.

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woohoo it’s real!!

woohoo it’s real!! (ok well, online!) my new book Bibliophile is now available for pre-order!! . it is an illustrated miscellany, made to give you all kinds of ways to find new books to love: recommended stacks by topic, drawings of beloved indie bookstores, great picks from amazing bookish people, and quizzes about which dish…

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Why We Sleep

I suck at sleeping, I do the wake-up-at-4am-and-worry-about-everything type of insomnia. and I liked to think it didn’t matter so much, but after reading this excellent book I am really, finally working on fixing it (even to the point of not drinking any alcohol, which is, you know, hard 🙄). Scribner 2017 hardcover, design by…

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Stay with Me

currently listening to this lovely, heartbreaking book. also, if you like audiobooks, immediately download anything narrated by Adjoa Andoh, she is THE BEST. this, or Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, or Americanah, or I just saw she recently did Naomi Alderman’s The Power, might listen to that next. (Knopf 2017 hardcover, design by Janet Hansen)

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