We all know why it's a waste of time to follow pop culture at the expense of serious goings on in the world. But Postman shows us how the very tools of pop culture -- from the telegraph and camera to the computer -- overwhelm us with a deluge of information without helping us put it into context. We have to be aware of the dark side of these tools of progress, in order to use them wisely. Excellent book that made me see ordinary things in a new way.
Incredible personal tale of an avalanche that spared him but killed his friend 20 years ago, when the friend's daughter was a baby, woven with the tale of a recent trip with the now 20-year-old daughter to revisit the scene of death.
Fun, light reading. It's a mystery about the death of a school pet, set in the hyper competitive world of Manhattan pre schools. A bit over-the-top in its descriptions and events, but in a good natured way.
Helpful look at why women are more likely to try to change the way their bodies feel with food or alcohol when they really should be focusing on changing things outside of themselves. I got a lot out of it. Also provides a good introduction to progressive relaxation and meditation techniques, which have been extremely valuable to me.