Lenny Rachitsky

Lenny Rachitsky

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30+ Book Recommendations by Lenny Rachitsky

  • Connect

    David Bradford Ph.D.

    A transformative guide to building more fulfilling relationships with colleagues, friends, partners, and family, based on the landmark Interpersonal Dynamics ("Touchy Feely") course at Stanford's Graduate School of Business The ability to create strong relationships with others is crucial to living a fulfilled life and becoming a more effective manager and leader. Yet many of us find ourselves struggling to build solid connections at work, with friends and at home, or unable to handle challenges that inevitably arise when we grow closer to others. When we find ourselves in an exceptional relationship--the kind of relationship where we feel fully understood and supported for who we are--it can seem like magic. But the truth is that the process of building and sustaining these relationships can be described, learned, and applied. David Bradford and Carole Robin taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their legendary Stanford Graduate School of Business course Interpersonal Dynamics (affectionately known to generations of students as "Touchy Feely") and have coached and consulted to hundreds of executives for decades. In Connect, they show readers how to take their relationships from shallow to exceptional, along the way offering time-tested strategies for giving feedback, negotiating boundaries, and working through disagreements. Through stories of people navigating tricky moments in relationships--all based on real dynamics Bradford and Robin have witnessed or experienced--we see the six hallmarks of an exceptional relationship in action: authenticity, vulnerability, honesty, a willingness to ask for and offer help, a shared commitment to growth, and an ability to deal productively with conflict. Filled with relatable scenarios and research-backed insights, Connect will be an important resource for anyone hoping to improve existing relationships and build new ones at any stage of life.

    I got in touch with Carole after hearing her interview with @JamesCurrier. I knew I had to bring her wisdom to the newsletter. Huge thank you @JamesCurrier for making this connection possible 🙏 Finally, do yourself a favor and buy Carole's new book https://t.co/EJK8R46zJK

  • Obviously Awesome

    April Dunford

    You know your product is awesome-but does anybody else? Successfully connecting your product with consumers isn't a matter of following trends, comparing yourself to the competition or trying to attract the widest customer base. So what is it? April Dunford, positioning guru and tech exec, is here to enlighten you.

    15/ Also, buy April's book! https://t.co/iyDlvQedLC

  • Deep Work

    Cal Newport

    One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

    @nate2xs https://t.co/fJUR9n94SY

  • Did I screw up? How do I achieve work-life balance? Am I eating too much cheese? Do I have too many plants? Through artful charts and funny, insightful questions, Michelle Rial delivers a playful take on the little dilemmas that loom large in the mind of every adult. Building on her popular Instagram account, Am I Overthinking This? brings whimsical charm to topics big and small, and offers solidarity for the stressed, answers for the confused, and a good laugh for all.

    P.S. I removed the sponsored section from the web post, here's what she's referring to https://t.co/B05vMQiaYK

  • Founding Sales

    Peter R Kazanjy

    This book will make you better at all things sales: pitching, closing, hiring, scaling, etc. 👇 https://t.co/JLprRTUpJO

  • 5/ The single biggest lesson I've learned about better writing: cut, cut, cut. Read through your work many times and find more things you can cut. Also, make it easy to skim. Imagine your readers drunk, stumbling through the post. This book is everything https://t.co/vmne1L4Q8d

  • Argues that a manager's central responsibility is to create and implement strategies, challenges popular motivational practices, and shares anecdotes discussing how to enable action-oriented plans for real-world results.

    5/ Essential reads: Good Strategy Bad Strategy: https://t.co/Y5n93RWS2s Divinations newsletter: https://t.co/pfX2vF2WPr The Innovator's Dilemma: https://t.co/qBDiRpnr0Y 7 Powers: https://t.co/qek7elRewF Good to Great: https://t.co/3W3QWDqRrz

  • 7 Powers

    Hamilton Helmer

    7 Powers details a strategy toolset that enables you to build an enduringly valuable company. It was developed by Hamilton Helmer drawing on his decades of experience as a strategy advisor, equity investor and Stanford University teacher. This is must reading for any business person and applies to all businesses, new or mature, large or small.

    5/ Essential reads: Good Strategy Bad Strategy: https://t.co/Y5n93RWS2s Divinations newsletter: https://t.co/pfX2vF2WPr The Innovator's Dilemma: https://t.co/qBDiRpnr0Y 7 Powers: https://t.co/qek7elRewF Good to Great: https://t.co/3W3QWDqRrz

  • This book tingled my brain in all the right places. Thank you for the gift @kivestu ❤️ https://t.co/lzAgV1680Q

  • The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

    @Austen Three Body Problem, and don’t give up after the first book

  • Did I screw up? How do I achieve work-life balance? Am I eating too much cheese? Do I have too many plants? Through artful charts and funny, insightful questions, Michelle Rial delivers a playful take on the little dilemmas that loom large in the mind of every adult. Building on her popular Instagram account, Am I Overthinking This? brings whimsical charm to topics big and small, and offers solidarity for the stressed, answers for the confused, and a good laugh for all.

    @_harryhurst @HarryStebbings @arteeninLA @briannekimmel @jmj @jbrowder1 @domm @abarrallen @Taylor_Nieman Here’s what you want https://t.co/4UhakjRUkE

  • Inspired

    Marty Cagan

    Summary of top recommendations: 🥇 Inspired, by @cagan (https://t.co/V9WukznWoW) 🥈The Mom Test, by @robfitz (https://t.co/F7JNJsb5ag) 🥉 User Story Mapping, by @jeffpatton (https://t.co/9vo0IZ9HfC) Many more excellent recommendations in the thread below 👇

  • The Mom Test

    Rob Fitzpatrick

    Summary of top recommendations: 🥇 Inspired, by @cagan (https://t.co/V9WukznWoW) 🥈The Mom Test, by @robfitz (https://t.co/F7JNJsb5ag) 🥉 User Story Mapping, by @jeffpatton (https://t.co/9vo0IZ9HfC) Many more excellent recommendations in the thread below 👇

  • Summary of top recommendations: 🥇 Inspired, by @cagan (https://t.co/V9WukznWoW) 🥈The Mom Test, by @robfitz (https://t.co/F7JNJsb5ag) 🥉 User Story Mapping, by @jeffpatton (https://t.co/9vo0IZ9HfC) Many more excellent recommendations in the thread below 👇

  • Can your software sell itself? Convention and the trillion-dollar sales industry claim that it's impossible for your product to sell itself. Yet successful software businesses like Slack, Dropbox, Atlassian, and HubSpot make millions selling to customers who never once reached out to a sales rep. In Product-Led Growth: How to Build a Product That Sells Itself, growth consultant Wes Bush challenges the traditional SaaS marketing and sales playbook and introduces a completely new way to sell products. Bush reveals how your product--not expensive sales teams--can be the main vehicle to acquire, convert, and retain customers. In this step-by-step guide to Product-Led Growth, Bush explains: Why you should flip the traditional sales process on its head and turn your product into a sales machine; How to decide whether your business should use a free trial, freemium, or hybrid model; How to turn free users into happy, paying customers. History tells us that "how" you sell is just as important as "what" you sell. Blockbuster couldn't compete with Netflix by selling the same digital content, and you need to decide "when" not "if" you'll innovate on the way you sell. Are you going to be product-led? Or will you be disrupted, too?

    1/ Books: • Escaping the Build Trap by @lissijean • The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky • Crossing the Chasm by @geoffreyamoore • Product-led Growth by @wes_bush • 7 Powers by Hamilton W. Helmer • High Out Management by Andy Grove

  • High Output Management

    Andrew S. Grove

    The president of Silicon Valley's Intel Corporation sets forth the three basic ideas of his management philosophy and details numerous specific techniques to increase productivity in the manager's work and that of his colleagues and subordinates

    1/ Books: • Escaping the Build Trap by @lissijean • The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky • Crossing the Chasm by @geoffreyamoore • Product-led Growth by @wes_bush • 7 Powers by Hamilton W. Helmer • High Out Management by Andy Grove

  • "To stay competitive in today's market, organizations need to adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs. In this book, Melissa Perri explains how laying the foundation for great product management can help companies solve real customer problems while achieving business goals. By understanding how to communicate and collaborate within a company structure, you can create a product culture that benefits both the business and the customer. You'll learn product management principles that can be applied to any organization, big or small"--Page 4 of cover.

    1/ Books: • Escaping the Build Trap by @lissijean • The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky • Crossing the Chasm by @geoffreyamoore • Product-led Growth by @wes_bush • 7 Powers by Hamilton W. Helmer • High Out Management by Andy Grove

  • The Messy Middle

    Scott Belsky

    1/ Books: • Escaping the Build Trap by @lissijean • The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky • Crossing the Chasm by @geoffreyamoore • Product-led Growth by @wes_bush • 7 Powers by Hamilton W. Helmer • High Out Management by Andy Grove

  • The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets—now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards—there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority. While early adopters are willing to sacrifice for the advantage of being first, the early majority waits until they know that the technology actually offers improvements in productivity. The challenge for innovators and marketers is to narrow this chasm and ultimately accelerate adoption across every segment. This third edition brings Moore's classic work up to date with dozens of new examples of successes and failures, new strategies for marketing in the digital world, and Moore's most current insights and findings. He also includes two new appendices, the first connecting the ideas in Crossing the Chasm to work subsequently published in his Inside the Tornado, and the second presenting his recent groundbreaking work for technology adoption models for high-tech consumer markets.

    1/ Books: • Escaping the Build Trap by @lissijean • The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky • Crossing the Chasm by @geoffreyamoore • Product-led Growth by @wes_bush • 7 Powers by Hamilton W. Helmer • High Out Management by Andy Grove

  • 7 Powers

    Hamilton Helmer

    7 Powers details a strategy toolset that enables you to build an enduringly valuable company. It was developed by Hamilton Helmer drawing on his decades of experience as a strategy advisor, equity investor and Stanford University teacher. This is must reading for any business person and applies to all businesses, new or mature, large or small.

    1/ Books: • Escaping the Build Trap by @lissijean • The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky • Crossing the Chasm by @geoffreyamoore • Product-led Growth by @wes_bush • 7 Powers by Hamilton W. Helmer • High Out Management by Andy Grove

  • In the tradition of Phil Knight's Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company-all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph. Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought-leveraging the internet to rent movies-and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning. But Hastings was intrigued, and the pair-with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO-founded a company. Now with over 150 million subscribers, Netflix's triumph feels inevitable, but the twenty first century's most disruptive start up began with few believers and calamity at every turn. From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to server crashes on launch day, to the now-infamous meeting when Netflix brass pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, gut instincts and determination can change the world-even with an idea that many think will never work. What emerges, however, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies. Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even is success? From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, That Will Never Work is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable, but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.

    Picked up “This Will Never Work” at the bookstore and couldn’t put it down. Both a great story, and full of lessons. One of the most interesting was how Netflix kickstarted growth: 1. Piggybacking off existing platforms 2. Partnerships 3. PR (Thread) https://t.co/ogsRG3V34K

  • Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction." --Barack Obama From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others--the basis for the Academy Award -nominated film Arrival: a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction. "THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD." In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity's oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. In "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom," the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic--revelatory.

    Book tip: Exhilation Best sci-fi since The Three Body Problem. The mind that it takes to come up with this variety of imaginative stories, rooted in legit science, and written so eloquently...unbelievable 🤯 https://t.co/3QLjcPt6gg

  • Book tip: The Science of Enlightenment — How Meditation Works More than any other book immediately deepened my meditation practice. Builds on neuroscience, Buddhism, and personal experience to give u a tactical set of instructions to use when meditating. https://t.co/yoPB8SFO6k

  • No Hard Feelings

    Liz Fosslien

    We're addressing the elephant in the room. Managers who understand mental and emotional health are empowered to talk openly about it. This helps create an environment where everyone can do the job they were hired to do, including employees with a mental illness or psychiatric disability. In this book, we identify mental health conditions most commonly found in the workplace. Then, we recommend practical steps you can take as a manager to notice, identify, and properly interact with the elephants in your office. That's right. Elephants. We use a herd of elephants as a metaphor for employees experiencing a mental illness or episode of poor mental health. Amazing Mammoths need help addressing external stressors. Invisible Elephants benefit from routines and consistency. Rampaging Pachyderms can destroy relationships and the company's reputation with one stampede. Each pack looks, behaves, and communicates differently, but they all run the risk of becoming an obvious issue that no one wants to discuss. Knowing how to recognize and support these groups of employees (that absolutely exist in your office) is the key to meeting performance, business, and financial expectations. It also keeps you safe from potential discrimination claims and lawsuits. To make it easy for you to succeed in this endeavor, we included real stories from real companies so you know how other professionals intervened in some complex situations. We also provided the most relevant pieces of information from the Americans with Disabilities Act so you have a quick and easy reference for what you can say and do. Bottom line-you can meet people where they are, show empathy, and find new ways to accomplish tasks without jeopardizing your career, office.

    Book tip: No Hard Feelings — The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work A deeply researched, beautifully illustrated, and immediately actionable guide to turning emotions at work from a liability to an asset, for you and your team. https://t.co/2qyKbrnb8f https://t.co/T0E5D6eqg6

  • Great at Work

    Morten T. Hansen

    Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller A Financial Times Business Book of the Month Named by The Washington Post as One of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018 From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Great by Choice comes an authoritative, practical guide to individual performance—based on analysis from an exhaustive, groundbreaking study. Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen’s seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You’ll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his restaurant (tucked away under a Tokyo subway station underpass) being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices (even before they were identified). Each chapter contains questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Once you understand your individual style, there are mini-quizzes, questionnaires, and clear tips to assist you focus on a strategy to become a more productive worker. Extensive, accessible, and friendly, Great at Work will help you achieve more by working less, backed by unprecedented statistical analysis.

    Book tip: Great at Work It’s the best synthesis I’ve seen of what behaviors are key for being good at a job, particularly at larger orgs but also anywhere. Every chapter I was like “YES! SO RIGHT!” https://t.co/GswenCUPA1

  • Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?" Supported by the latest groundbreaking research, Quiet Leadership provides a brain-based approach that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own and their colleagues' performance. Rock offers a practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance change by unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and greater job satisfaction.

    A few additional must-read books for any manager: 1. Quiet Leadership by David Rock 2. Drive by Dan Pink 3. Deep Work by Cal Newport And, obviously, The Making of a Manager, by @joulee

  • Drive

    Daniel H. Pink

    Challenges popular misconceptions to reveal what actually motivates people and how to harness that knowledge to promote personal and professional fulfillment.

    A few additional must-read books for any manager: 1. Quiet Leadership by David Rock 2. Drive by Dan Pink 3. Deep Work by Cal Newport And, obviously, The Making of a Manager, by @joulee

  • Deep Work

    Cal Newport

    One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

    A few additional must-read books for any manager: 1. Quiet Leadership by David Rock 2. Drive by Dan Pink 3. Deep Work by Cal Newport And, obviously, The Making of a Manager, by @joulee

  • A few additional must-read books for any manager: 1. Quiet Leadership by David Rock 2. Drive by Dan Pink 3. Deep Work by Cal Newport And, obviously, The Making of a Manager, by @joulee

  • Did I screw up? How do I achieve work-life balance? Am I eating too much cheese? Do I have too many plants? Through artful charts and funny, insightful questions, Michelle Rial delivers a playful take on the little dilemmas that loom large in the mind of every adult. Building on her popular Instagram account, Am I Overthinking This? brings whimsical charm to topics big and small, and offers solidarity for the stressed, answers for the confused, and a good laugh for all.

    The brains behind this chart is the very special @TheRialMichelle, whose hilarious book is available for pre-order and currently happens to be discounted on Amazon by 30% (only $10!) If you have a sense of humor, and/or a coffee table, buy this book 🤩 https://t.co/cMvvesmxI0 https://t.co/SKDds8foWr

  • Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

    From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story "The Story of Your Life" was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short stories This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in "The Lifecycle of Software Objects," a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: "Omphalos" and "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom." In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth--What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?--and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.

    @Kantrowitz Short story sci-fi that will 🤯: Exhilation by Ted Chiang Memoir that till suck you in 😳: Educated by Tara Westover Non-fiction that will change your life 🧘‍♂️: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

  • Educated

    Tara Westover

    ‘An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU’VE HEARD.’ – Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. ________________________ · From one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019 · Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards · Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe

    @Kantrowitz Short story sci-fi that will 🤯: Exhilation by Ted Chiang Memoir that till suck you in 😳: Educated by Tara Westover Non-fiction that will change your life 🧘‍♂️: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

  • @Kantrowitz Short story sci-fi that will 🤯: Exhilation by Ted Chiang Memoir that till suck you in 😳: Educated by Tara Westover Non-fiction that will change your life 🧘‍♂️: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

  • @brianmwang @sachinrekhi @justinkan That book was life changing for me.