What We Are Reading Today: Sapiens

Updated 08 April 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Sapiens

Author: YUVAL NOAH HARARI

Yuval Noah Harari’s bestseller, Sapiens, aims at providing a general history of us, Homo Sapiens, and our ancestors, reaching back as far as 2.5 million years ago. 
It is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists. 
“Just about everything you want to know about humankind is skimmed through in 400 dashing pages,” said a review published in goodreads.com.
“Fascinating tidbits to peak your interest are sprinkled throughout. Everything complicated is made simple,” the review said.
Hariri “seemingly optimistic that economic globalization will create a world-empire that will do for the globe that Rome did for Europe, but constantly bewails the effect we have on the world, chronicling extinctions and such,” it added.
A review published in The Guardian said: “Much of Sapiens is extremely interesting, and it is often well expressed. As one reads on, however, the attractive features of the book are overwhelmed by carelessness, exaggeration and sensationalism.”


What We Are Reading Today: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Updated 18 April 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, pulling back the curtain on the therapeutic process and offering the rarest of gifts: An entertaining, illuminating, and quite possibly life-changing account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. 

Author Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who shares her insights not only about her professional experience but her own journey through therapy. 

The book “helps normalize therapy for everyone, and her ability to share the profound growth both she and her patients experienced was so honest and refreshing,” said a review in goodreads.com. 

“While Gottlieb includes many important psychological concepts, her writing is clear and conversational and easy for anyone to engage with. There was a perfect balance with the personal stories that will also help her readers become more aware of their own obstacles and moments of growth as they move through this book,” the review added. 

Gottlieb is a New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advise column for the Atlantic. 

A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for the New York Times Magazine, and is a sought-after expert on relationships, parenting, and mental health topics in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN and NPR.