New Books Network

Fay Bound Alberti, “A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Before the global pandemic of Covid-19 arrived, public health experts in the U.S. and U.K. were warning of the epidemic of loneliness. Loneliness steals more years of life than obesity. Loneliness is as much of a risk as smoking. Loneliness shortens a lifespan as much as poverty. It is associated... Read More
Caroline Stokes, “Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company” (Entrepreneur Press, 2019)
How does avoidance of conflict ultimately create more conflict in the workplace? Today I talked to Caroline Stokes, author of Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company (Entrepreneur Press, 2019) Stokes is the CEO of FORWARD, and the podcast host of The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter. She... Read More
Saul J. Weiner, “On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020)
Medical students and physicians-in-training embark on a long journey that, although steeped in scientific learning and technical skill building, includes little guidance on the emotional and interpersonal dimensions of becoming a healer. On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients (Johns Hopkins University Press)... Read More
Evy Poumpouras, “Becoming Bulletproof” (Atria Press, 2020)
Former Secret Service agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games, Evy Poumpouras, shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you are perceived, and... Read More
Ruth Leys, “The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique” (U Chicago Press, 2017)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they) interviews Dr. Ruth Leys (she/hers), Professor Emeritus of Johns Hopkins University, on The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique (University of Chicago Press, 2017). In recent years, emotions have become a major, vibrant topic of research not merely... Read More
S. Moskalenko and C. McCauley, “Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford UP, 2020)
Terrorism and radicalization came to the forefront of news and politics in the US after the unforgettable attacks of September 11th, 2001. When George W. Bush famously asked “Why do they hate us?,” the President echoed the confusion, anger and fear felt by millions of Americans, while also creating a... Read More
Charlene Li, “The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail” (IdeaPress, 2019)
What does it take for a company’s culture to enable ongoing growth? Today I talked to Charlene Li, author of The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail (IdeaPress, 2019). Li is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and is also... Read More
Emily Balcetis, “Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World” (Ballantine Books, 2020)
How can we improve our productivity by literally seeing the world differently than before? Today I talked to Emily Balcetis about her new book Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World (Ballantine Books, 2020) Balcetis is an associate professor psychology at New York University. She received her PhD... Read More
Ben Cohen, “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks” (Custom House, 2020)
For decades, statisticians, social scientists, psychologists, and economists (among them Nobel Prize winners) have spent massive amounts of precious time thinking about whether streaks actually exist. After all, a substantial number of decisions that we make in our everyday lives are quietly rooted in this one question: If something happened... Read More