Julia Ebner, author of Going Mainstream: How extremists are taking over recommends a fantastic selection of books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Julia's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt.
How Democracies Die by Levitsky and Zieblatt (if that counts as a smart thinking book). It made me appreciate how fragile our democracies are but also points to the fundamental pillars that can hold them together.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.
Deep Work by Cal Newport (excellent, still so timely and relevant - perhaps even more so today than it was when it was first published)
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Pipi Longstocking
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
On paper, ideally with a cup of chai latte next to me
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
Hatchards on Piccadilly, I love its atmosphere and could spend hours there just looking around
Image Copyrights: Bonnier Books Ltd (Going Mainstream: How extremists are taking over), Crown Publishing Group (NY) (How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future), Little, Brown Book Group (Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World), Penguin Random House Children's UK (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).