RaveThe Washington PostIf you plan on reading James Bridle’s Ways of Being — and I cannot recommend highly enough that you do — you might consider forming a support group first. The ideas in this book are so big, so fascinating and yes, so foreign, you are going to need people to talk to about them. Have your people on speed dial, ready to go. And make sure you set aside a good amount of time for reading. You probably won’t be reading this book once. You’ll want to read it several times. This book is going to stretch you ... In this book, Bridle has created a new way of thinking about our world, about being. How would we live our lives and change our world if we embraced this thinking? If we did not place ourselves at the center of everything? Please read this important book. Read it twice. Talk about it. Tell everyone you know.
RaveThe Washington PostRoberts’s memoir is a rich and loving ode to the sea, to coral reefs and to science itself ... he not only describes with great beauty the reefs he visited and studied, he also lets readers see his evolution as a scientist ... He frequently tells us that science requires patience and that strides in knowledge are incremental and slow. There’s an honesty to this. He admits that even in places of great splendor, there is repetition and banality ... You don’t have to appreciate his science or his suffering to appreciate Roberts, though. When he describes life below, you are truly swept away ... Roberts’s rich language will call to you.