TREES

I just finished Richard Powers’ novel about trees, The Overstory, and am now reading Peter Wohlleben’s nonfiction The Hidden Life of Trees, and it’s like a parallel universe has just become visible to me that has been right here all along. trees communicate with each other, trade, cooperate, and seemingly love. and I’ve just really…

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great cookbooks

I’m drawing some of the books I’ve really liked over the past year or so and here are 3 cookbooks we’ve actually used (and in reality they are much more stained and sticky than they appear here): 1) @lindsaymaitland ‘s Healthyish, which is excellent for everyday great ideas; 2) @turshen ‘s Small Victories, similarly inspiring…

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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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