Frank McCourt

Chair and CEO, Unfinished Labs, an impact network and media platform; Owner, Olympique de Marseille

These Truths: A History of the United States
by Jill Lepore

A tour de force on the history of America and our continuing challenge to live up to the very ideals that we are built upon.

Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History
by Kurt Andersen

[The book] provides keen insight on how economic policy has shaped public policy in America over the last half century. Together, [the books] clearly demonstrate the fragility of both democracy and capitalism in America if justice and fairness are only words.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
by Meg Meeker, MD

Having grown up with a truly amazing mother and three accomplished sisters, and now being married to a super nova, I have always had the greatest respect for women. Yet as the father of five boys, raising my young daughter is an entirely new experience. In my eyes, of course, she can do no wrong. However, the reality is that young girls in particular are trying to navigate an incredibly complex and challenging world, and any insight that I can gain in order to be there for her is very helpful.

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