PositiveLibrary JournalFuller’s importance was only partially understood during his lifetime, however, and he was arguably a key prototype for the Ivy-League-dropout start-up founder, as Nevala-Lee argues in this meticulously researched biography, with more than 450 notes and an extensive bibliography ... This dense biography is best for readers seeking a deep understanding of a countercultural icon of futurist thinking that has impacted many modern tech industry leaders.
PositiveLibrary JournalNovelist Montemarano presents a unique personal perspective from the height of the COVID pandemic in the United States, which he equates to a \'1950s science fiction movie\'...Most of his family has contracted the virus, and he takes precautions to protect his parents from the illness, going so far as to remind them that \'hugs could kill\'...Unfortunately, both of his parents eventually contract the virus, and his mother in particular becomes critically ill with pneumonia and requires hospitalization...This account is written in an unusual style that combines aspects of memoir, stream-of-consciousness narration, and poetry...Montemarano’s unique literary memoir offers an absorbing, visceral experience of the pandemic and should easily find a dedicated audience.
PositiveLibrary JournalAn intriguing character study for anyone interested in the life of a man with an adventurous spirit and an engaging personality, who collected friends across the country.
PositiveLibrary JournalMeditation has become increasingly popular in self-help in recent years; Epstein’s book is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the potential benefits of a meditation practice.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis memoir, from a left-of-center political perspective, provides an honest account of the pandemic that will be relatable to many like-minded readers.
PositiveLibrary JournalHiggins used hundreds of interviews and multiple primary sources to weave together an intricate story of one company\'s mission to become the dominant car maker of the present and the distant future ... This book is a well-documented and comprehensive look at Tesla, Elon Musk, and the people involved with its creation and successes.
David W Brown
PositiveLibrary JournalJournalist Brown provides a narrative of one of the most ambitious science projects ever conceived: NASA’s deep-space mission to Europa. This true story has not been previously written about in such detail ... This inspiring story provides a look into some of the characteristics needed to make change in a large industrial complex. Extensive notes are provided for further research.An engaging read for all, especially for anyone curious about the details of space exploration.
Michael Ian Black
PositiveLibrary JournalBlack combines humor and seriousness throughout—he uses humor when examining what it means to \'be a man,\' but he also shows a side that is serious and vulnerable, drawing from his childhood experiences and giving advice on navigating complex gender issues as a young adult ... Both thoughtful and lighthearted, this work will appeal to anyone interested in masculinity and modern gender roles.
PositiveLibrary JournalAn original perspective on the perfectionist personality. Recommended for avid readers of memoirs.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe beginnings of how religion came to distinguish itself from other aspects of human life is succinctly described and explained ... A challenging discourse into the foundations of religion as a separate idea and topic of study. Scholars and students of theology will benefit most from the thought-provoking concepts presented throughout.
PositiveLibrary JournalTo create this book, Neely...spent 12 weeks on a journey to retrace the first overland Spanish expedition through California ... Neely\'s account is a solid mix of adventure story and history lesson. Recommended for anyone interested in California history.
Jonathan Safran Foer
PositiveLibrary JournalThis book provides a well-researched solution for addressing climate change and is highly recommended for all libraries
Ed. by Arjun Singh Sethi
PositiveLibrary JournalThe collection presents the pain and struggle these individuals endure but also their resilience in the face of adversity ... The idea of equality under the law and freedom from harm are questioned through the individual accounts, creating a great companion to Deepa Iyer\'s We Too Sing America. Recommended for anyone interested in immigrant rights.