Where the Trauma Never Ends: Inside Chicago’s Urban War Zones
Chicago’s inner city has long been termed an “urban war zone.” A new book by acclaimed journalist Alex Kotlowitz reveals the personal stories of trauma and grief, as well as solace and support, that unfold over one summer.
The Scourge of Opioids
A new book takes a close-up look at the opioid epidemic in America.
Generations in Jail: When Crime Is a Family Value
A new book explores how criminal behavior gets handed down in families from one generation to the next.
The U-Curve of Happiness
A new book claims that even if you find yourself suffering through a gloomy midlife slog, you’re likely to experience a brighter landscape in your 50s and 60s.
When Is Enough Enough?
Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich believes that our obsession with longevity may have gone too far.
A Tale of Mismatched Twins
Review: Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture
A book about two sets of mismatched twins testifies to the power of both heredity and family loyalty.
Life After Extremism: What It Takes to Renounce Hate
Review: Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism
A look at how to help former skinheads, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and jihadists leave extremist hate groups and find new ways of thinking and being.
Measuring Mercy: Uncovering the Link between Cruelty and Compassion
Review: The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
There’s a surprisingly strong link between altruism and psychopathy.
Review: Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Exploring contemplative practice may not be for everyone.
How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.
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