Peter T. Coleman, author of The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization recommends a great collection of books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Peter's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
Sapiens. By far. Read it and annotated it. Twice. Back to back. Fascinating, even if I took issue with some of Harari's positions/interpretations. But the idea that all is story is profound.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
Thinking Fast and Slow. I was familiar with much of the science but not of the context in which it arose and is applied. I would rate it highly.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
I prefer holding a paper book in my hands.
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
I love to visit the COOP in Cambridge whenever I visit there. Eclectic reads, great vibes, and their wall of Harvard authors always irritates me and motivates me to write better books.
Image Copyrights: Columbia University Press (The Way Out), Vintage Publishing (Sapiens), Penguin Books Ltd (Thinking, Fast and Slow, The Catcher in the Rye) .