New year, new books

How We Got to Now: Steven Johnson’s brilliant book connects the dots of the printing press to the discovery that we are not the center of the universe and how air conditioning changed the political landscape for Republicans.

The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control: Katherine Morgan Schafler explains that perfectism is a phenomenon and not necessarily a disorder. In an adaptive way, can be an asset when channeled the correct way. It is also way more nuance than we are led to believe.

The Carbon Almanac: A tremendous feat to gather over 300 climatologists from around the world to put together straightforward information about the climate crisis. Easy. Digestible. Essential. Everyone should pick up a copy. You will realize that you know more than you think you do (and many more are ready to act than you think too). It isn’t too late.

Combatting Cult Mond Control: The kind of book our culture could label dangerous. Not for everyone but essential in understanding undue influence that plagues our world in more places than we realize. Not just in the shadows but right out in the open for all to see (yet not recognize).

iGen: If you want to better understand how anyone who grew up with a cell phone in their hands, this is an important read. Individualism explains so much of where anyone under 30 is coming from. Not only has this helped me in running our nonprofit, it also has shifted how I think about parenting going forward.