Profile picture
Patrick McGee @PatrickMcGee_
, 7 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
I'm running a lot these days, which means I'm listening to lots of good books as well.
Quick thread on some @audible recommendations:
1. Coddling of the American Mind by @JonHaidt - the first 'applied' Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy book I've read. About the rise of safe spaces and 'call-out culture' on American campuses. Easy to condemn these (I do), but the book goes out of its way to explain how we got here.
2. Fear by @bobwoodward_ - Honestly I didn't intend to read, thinking a few reviews covered the main bits. Wrong. The reviews brought up the salacious bits; this is a far more serious, policy-oriented book than I presumed. A Trump supporter would find much in here they'd like.
3. Sex & the Constitution by @stone_geoffrey - Brimming with insight, facts and history I was ignorant of. It's about laws re: obscenity, homosexuality and abortion. US-focused, but goes back to ancient Israel and Greece to give context. Granted, it's a weird book to run to ;)
4. Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by Carol Tavris - a wide-ranging book on cognitive dissonance. Gets better with each chapter, with examples from politics, policing, law and love. Eye-opening. Easy to see others in it; the trick is to see your yourself, too.
5. Crashed by @adam_tooze - I'm only a few chapters in, but it's very good so far. Probably necessary to know a fair bit about banking and economics, but it's not as dense as other finance books.
6. How Not to Die by Michael Greger (@nutrition_facts) - a simple thesis: eat more whole, plant-based foods. Somehow remains interesting throughout. By far the most comprehensive thing on nutrition I've (almost) read.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Patrick McGee
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!