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The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

Juliette Kayyem

Faculty chair of the Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Gretchen Rubin

Five-time New York Times bestselling author

Apr 12 2022

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Susan Cain

Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking

Amy J. C. Cuddy, Ph.D.

Social psychologist, professor, and New York Times bestselling author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Apr 7 2022

The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Thomas Fisher, M.D., MPH

Emergency medicine physician at The University of Chicago Medical Center

Natalie Y. Moore

Journalist and author

Apr 6 2022

I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

Mónica Guzmán

Journalist, entrepreneur, and author

Eric Liu

Co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, and director of the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program

Mar 10 2022

Roadmap to a Brighter Future: Reimagining and Realizing America’s Possibilities

Paul A. Laudicina

Chairman emeritus of Kearney and founder of its Global Business Policy Council

Nicole Isaac

Senior Director of the International Strategic Response team at Meta, and former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, Office of Legislative Affairs

Mar 8 2022

The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale

John A. List, Ph.D.

Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

Steven D. Levitt, Ph.D.

William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Co-author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics.

Mar 2 2022

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.

William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School

Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Mar 1 2022

Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work

Robert Frank, Ph.D.

H. J. Louis Professor Emeritus of Management and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management

David Wallace-Wells

Editor-at-large at New York magazine and author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

Feb 24 2022

Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives

Michael Heller

Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law at Columbia Law School

James Salzman

Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the UCLA School of Law and the UCSB School of Environment

Barton Gellman

Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for The Atlantic

Feb 17 2022

Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage

Heather Havrilesky

“Ask Polly” advice columnist on Substack, essayist, and author

Leslie Jamison

New York Times bestselling author

Feb 10 2022