Ann Fudge

Chair, GBH Public Media

Humankind: A Hopeful History
by Rutger Bregman

Helps us go deeper into understanding our human nature.

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr

[The title] says it all.

Speaking of our brains, I love reading poetry and haiku. Just finished Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon by Richard Wright.

On my list to read:

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
by Heather McGhee

Our existence doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. What must we do differently?

Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
by Ella Frances Sanders

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