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trending | Nov 30th, 2021

Lavin Speakers Wrote Three of TIME's '100 Must-Read Books'

Heather McGhee, Andrea Elliott, and Annette Gordon-Reed lauded for their amazing work.

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trending | Nov 25th, 2021

Lavin Speakers on the New York Times 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 →
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 →
trending | Oct 18th, 2021

Acclaimed Chef Bryant Terry Celebrates Black Food and Culture in His Latest Book

For his sixth book, renowned chef, author, and food justice advocate Bryant Terry turned to his friends and colleagues. Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes From Across the African Diaspora is a heartfelt celebration of Black culinary ingenuity, featuring the work of countless influential... Continue Reading →
trending | Oct 15th, 2021

Books to Read This Fall

Fall is upon us, so we here at Lavin wanted to bring you a selection of our favorite reads to grace your bookshelves this season. From riveting non-fiction that will change the way you see the world, to practical guidebooks for finding success in an unpredictable climate, there’s something here for... Continue Reading →
trending | May 28th, 2021

Luke Burgis’ Wanting Reveals the Power of Mimetic Desire

The billion-dollar question of business, politics, even the foundation of society itself—why do we want the things that we want? It is both shocking and revealing that everything we desire, do, or create is powerfully influenced by those around us. In his new book,Wanting, serial entrepreneur... Continue Reading →
trending | May 18th, 2021

Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg: Geometry is Your Missing X-Ray Vision

We lost an essential toolkit for solving today’s challenges when most of us left geometry behind in the back of a high school classroom. In his new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy and Everything Else, New York Times bestselling author JORDAN ELLENBERG... Continue Reading →
trending | Feb 3rd, 2021

Understanding the Rules of Ownership: Introducing Michael Heller and James Salzman

“Mine” is one of the first words babies learn. By the time we grow up, the idea of ownership seems natural to us, whether we’re buying a cup of coffee or a house. But what if everything we thought we knew about ownership was wrong? That’s exactly what esteemed lawyers Michael Heller and James... Continue Reading →
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