Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads
THE WORLD IS FLAT by Thomas L. Friedman
The Pulitzer winner explains how globalization has leveled the playing field and why post-9/11 isolationism could be perilous for the U.S.
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS by Julie Mars
The death of her adored older sister led Mars to write a moving (but never mawkish) account of her own search for spiritual sustenance.
LUCKY CHILD by Loung Ung
In this riveting sequel to her memoir First They Killed My Father, about surviving the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, Ung limns her new life in the U.S.
DON’T EAT THIS BOOK by Morgan Spurlock
The filmmaker behind surprise documentary hit Super Size Me, takes a sobering look at the country’s obesity crisis.
ON BULL by Harry G. Frankfurt
This quotable gem by a philosophy prof argues that the rhetorical scourge is worse than lying since it fosters a disregard for the truth.