Posts Tagged ‘Sociology’

Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

February 21 . 2013

In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman use cutting edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of every great triumph – and every tragic failure.

Phoebe Baker Hyde

January 25 . 2013

The Beauty Experiment chronicles Phoebe Baker Hyde’s quest for self-acceptance in nothing but her own skin, holding up a mirror to all women and showing how perfectionism can keep us from achieving what we really want: happiness, confidence, and serenity.

Jason Howard

January 23 . 2013

A Few Honest Words by Jason Howard explores how Kentucky’s landscape, culture, and traditions have influenced notable contemporary musicians. The detailed profiles reveal the importance of the state and the Appalachian region to the creation and performance of music in America.

Michelle Morris

January 17 . 2013

Seventeenth-century New Englanders were not as busy policing their neighbors’ behavior as Nathaniel Hawthorne  would have us believe. Under Household Government reveals the extent to which family members took on the role of watchdog in matters of sexual indiscretion.

Joan Walsh

September 28 . 2012

Joan Walsh talks about race in honest, unflinching, unfamiliar terms, acknowledging not just Republican but Democratic Party political mistakes—and her own in What’s the Matter With White People?

Randy Cohen

September 19 . 2012

The New York Times Magazine‘s original “Ethicist” Randy Cohen helps readers locate their own internal ethical compasses as he delivers answers to life’s most challenging dilemmas—timeless and contemporary alike in Be Good.


Robert Provine

September 6 . 2012

Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors in Curious Behavior.

Geoffrey Nunberg

August 17 . 2012

Prominent linguist, Geoffrey Nunberg talks about his new book, Ascent of the A-Word, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness.

Ingrid Croce

July 17 . 2012

Jim Croce‘s memoir, I Got A Name, reveals the man behind the denim jackets and signature mustache, a hard-working, wry charmer who was also beset with exhaustion at the sheer magnitude of his own success.

Charles Dunn, Jill Lepore

July 17 . 2012

Election year politics have heated up with dueling singing ads; what’s going to be important in the campaign for the presidency? Dr. Charles Dunn with Regent University offers some insight. Then, Harvard scholar , Jill Lepore who  has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave in The Mansion of Happiness.