| ||BRIGHT-SIDED: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich|
Sociology read by Kate Reading
A sharp-witted knockdown of America’s love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism.
| ||CONNECTED: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD and James H. Fowler, PhD|
Sociology read by Nicholas A. Christakis
Connected will forever change the way we look at one another--and at ourselves.
| ||ELSEWHERE, U.S.A.: How We Got From the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety by Dalton Conley|
Sociology read by Christopher Lane
| ||NEW KIDS, THE: Big Dreams, Brave Journeys-Immigrant Teens Coming of Age in the U.S.A. by Brooke Hauser|
Sociology read by Tavia Gilbert
An uplifting story of modern day students pursuing the American dream.
| ||OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA, THE: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan|
Sociology read by Scott Brick
The bestselling author of the Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why man consumes what he consumes in the 21st century.
| ||SOCIAL ANIMAL, THE: A Story of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks|
Sociology read by Arthur Morey
The Social Animal is a moving and nuanced intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. Impossible to put down, it is an essential book for our time, one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.
| ||THIS BOOK IS OVERDUE!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson|
Sociology read by Hillary Huber
In This Book Is Overdue!---a romp through the ranks of information professionals who organize our messy world and offer old-fashioned human help through the maze---acclaimed author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians and discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners.
| ||TOWN THAT FOOD SAVED, THE: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food by Ben Hewitt|
Sociology read by Arthur Morey
The captivating story of a small town coming back to life, The Town That Food Saved is narrative nonfiction at its best, full of colorful characters and grounded in an idea that will revolutionize the way we eat.
| ||VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme by Richard Brodie|
Sociology read by the author
Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society.
| ||WRONG: Why Experts (Scientists, Finance Wizards, Doctors, Relationship Gurus, Celebrity CEOs, High-Powered Consultants, Health Officials and More) Keep Failing Us---and How to Know When Not to Trust Them by Dave Freedman|
Sociology read by (to be announced)
An eye-opening exploration of why experts are constantly misleading us---and what we can do about it.