Nudge: The Final Edition, by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

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There have been countless "pandemic books," both fresh takes and old favorites whose popularity has surged as readers everywhere seek hope, catharsis, and escape. Back in 2020, a friend recommended Thaler and Sunstein's Nudge as I clawed desperately for answers, and although I've read 60+ books since the pandemic began, Nudge is truly my "pandemic book." Count me unsurprised that the authors thought to revise and re-release the book, tying in some of its core principles to the advent of Covid-19. Read it to discover the book's beloved standbys like "choice architecture" and "libertarian paternalism," and buckle in for brand new content on "Smart Disclosure," "choice engines," "sludge," and more!
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ISBN: 9780143137009
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

Floriography, by Jessica Roux

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Did you know that would-be brides used to run around holly trees to make their husbands magically appear? Or that the cowslip flower is said to have bloomed after St. Peter accidentally dropped the keys to heaven? What about the unexpectedly dark and twisted legend behind the delicate, starry blossoms of the forget-me-not? Floriography, authored and gorgeously illustrated by Jessica Roux, is one of those rare finds that's packaged as a light, novelty gift, but is secretly a one-of-a-kind read that's both enlightening and a bit coquettish. Each page introduces a different flower: its scientific and colloquial names, origin myth and historical uses, and what to pair it with to express everything from "newfound affection" to "displeasure at an outcome."

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ISBN: 9781524858148
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Broken Horses, by Brandi Carlile

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Brandi Carlile opens her heartfelt memoir by recounting the origin of its title:to her daughter's question, "Mama, remember when you were poor, how could you afford horses?" Carlile answered, "I couldn't, I was given broken ones." This idea--that behind our gilded perceptions lie the broken bones of the past--runs throughout this episodic account. Each chapter walks the reader through a specific era of songwriting, coupled with lyrics and photographs that reveal Carlile's deep commitment to family, faith, social activism, and the music that ties them all together. It's a fast, "love-at-first-read" type of book. (Pro tip: listen to Carlile's songs between each chapter for a truly immersive experience!)
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ISBN: 9780593237243
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Published: Crown - April 6th, 2021