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trending | Nov 30th, 2021

TIME's '100 Must-Read Books' Features Three Lavin Speakers

TIME magazine selected non-fiction books by Heather McGhee, Andrea Elliott, and Annette Gordon-Reed for  their must-read list of 2021. Read their excerpts below.   The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together “Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of knowledge about the... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Nov 25th, 2021

Dragons’ Den Star Wes Hall Joins The Lavin Agency

Wes Hall may be one of North America’s most influential power brokers, and a new co-star on CBC’s show Dragons’ Den, but he learned the value of hard work from his Jamaican grandmother. Inspired by her industrious nature, he went on to found Kingsdale Advisors—and today, he pays it forward by... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 25th, 2021

The New York Times Selects Four Lavin Speakers for Its 100 Notable Books of 2021 List

The editors of the New York Times Book Review select the year’s notable fiction, poetry, and non-fiction reads. This year, four Lavin speakers made the list: please join us in celebrating Andrea Elliott, George Packer, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Eyal Press.  Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 19th, 2021

Lavin Speakers on Amazon's Best Books of 2021

​​Congratulations to the host of Lavin speakers who have triumphed in Amazon’s best books of 2021 lists.   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott’s Invisible Child is the top pick for Best Non-Fiction Book of the year. This is a riveting, unforgettable story of a girl whose indomitable... Continue Reading →
race | Nov 15th, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones Releases the Book Version of Her Landmark ‘1619 Project’

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story is an expanded version of The New York Times’ project, with longer essays, new fiction and poetry, and writing on topics like the Haitian Revolution.  An eye-opening account of the relationship between slavery and modern capitalism, the original ‘1619 Project... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 9th, 2021

David Rose Examines What Augmented Reality Means for Our Lives, Our Work, and the Future

In his new book SuperSight, MIT’s David Rose gives us an enlightening peek (and a proactive guide!) for the future world of AR.  Over the next decade, what we see and how we see it will no longer be bound by biology. Instead, our everyday vision will be augmented with digital information to give... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Nov 9th, 2021

Lori Gottlieb Adapts Her New York Times Bestselling Memoir Into a Practical Guide

Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb captured the hearts and minds of millions with her smash hit Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: a memoir revealing powerful stories from inside her therapy room. Today, she releases its groundbreaking companion guide—a step-by-step process for discovering our most... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 2nd, 2021

Beloved Comedian Rick Mercer Reflects on His Career in New Memoir

In Talking to Canadians, Rick Mercer finally turns the spotlight on himself—revealing how he went from “highly unpromising schoolboy” and aspiring actor, to one of the nation’s most popular comedians and political satirists. In turns hilarious and deeply moving, Rick Mercer’s memoir offers a... Continue Reading →
trending | Oct 28th, 2021

A Reckoning of Racist Ideologies: The Lavin Agency Welcomes Psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl

We are only just beginning to understand the deep impacts of racial resentment—including its fatal consequences on public health. In the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans were drawn to politicians who pledged to make their lives great again. But as Lavin’s newest... Continue Reading →
race | Oct 26th, 2021

Historian Kathleen Belew Presents: A Field Guide to White Supremacy

In this non-fiction anthology, co-edited alongside Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Kathleen Belew reveals how the ideals of white supremacy operate in American life.   A Field Guide to White Supremacy is a remarkably far-reaching book featuring the work of brilliant writers, scholars, and commentators. It... Continue Reading →
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