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Award-winning illustrator and writer Brian Lies ’85 is hitting his stride Read More

April–May 2021

Reviews by Edward Hardy

Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind
by Kermit Pattison ’90 (William Morrow)

In this vast and vivid debut, Pattison starts with the story of Ardi, the 4.4-million-year-old fossil remains of an Ardipithecus ramidus woman found in Ethiopia’s Middle Awash in 1994. Ardi was uncovered by a team led...

The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values
by Brian Christian ’06 (Norton)

With the odds increasing daily that the first read of your mortgage application or even your medical tests is not being carried out by a human, the question is now how to make sure artificial intelligence understands what we want—with all the...

Launched: Start Your Career Right After College Even During A Pandemic
by Rob Feinstein ’81 

While the pandemic has short-circuited internships and upended countless job searches, Feinstein, a former executive at CareerPath and MonsterTRAK, the recent-grad division of Monster.com, has put together a helpful and even optimistic guide to landing a first job. There is...

Check out the complete list of books from BAM's April–May 2021 issue.

January–March 2021

By Edward Hardy

They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties
by Lisa Levenstein ’94 (Basic Books)

“Is Feminism Dead?” That was Time magazine’s late June cover story in 1998. But here Levenstein, a history professor at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, argues that feminism became deeply, if quietly, embedded in ’90s culture. She points...

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival
by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess ’00 with Laura Sullivan (Bloomsbury)

Sabic-El-Rayess was just 16 in 1992 when Serbian tanks clanked into her town of Bihać, near the Bosnian-Croatian border. That day upended her Muslim family’s life and signaled the start of a 1,100-day Serbian...

Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
by Ariel Sabar ’93 (Doubleday)

The possibility that Jesus might have married intrigued and confounded the religious world in 2012 after Karen King, a Harvard Divinity School professor, announced the discovery of a second-century papyrus fragment that hinted this was the case....

Check out the complete list of books from BAM's January–March 2021 issue.

November–December 2020

By Edward Hardy

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
by Bess Kalb ’10 (Knopf)

Bobby Bell is gone but she’s still talking. That’s the premise of Kalb’s intriguing debut, a memoir told through a scrim of fiction. Barbara “Bobby” Bell, Kalb’s grandmother, lived to be 90—and Kalb, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, conjures her brassy, advice-laden...

Likes
by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum ’95 (FSG)

In the title story of this exquisite collection, a father tries to decode his taciturn 12-year-old daughter’s life by scrolling through her Instagram posts. It’s a quiet, moving drama as he worries the mystery, afraid his daughter’s silence might be his fault. For many of Bynum’s characters,...

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
by Larry Tye ’77 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tye’s eighth book brings Joe McCarthy back in ways that make the self-aggrandizing senator seem both more sinister and surprisingly human. This illuminating look at McCarthy’s rise, beginning with growing up on a Wisconsin farm, and final...

Check out the complete list of books from BAM's November–December 2020 issue.

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Illustration of Democrat DonkeyUse Your Voice: Political Poetry and More
by Dorothy Crews Herzberg ’57

Use Your VoicePolitical Poetry and More 
Dorothy Crews Herzberg ’57. Election year 2016 tore us apart. As events unfolded, poetry erupted. One No Trump; Collusion Confusion; and Susan B. Set Us Free. Relevant, thought-provoking, enjoyable. Amazon.

Text, title, author names, image of peanut.The End of Food Allergy
by Dr. Kari Nadeau and Sloan Barnett, ’89

The End of Food Allergy 
Dr. Kari Nadeau and Sloan Barnett, ’89. 
The bible for everyone who has food allergy – why it occurs, how to find the right treatment, and a plan to eradicate this global
health issue. 
theendoffoodallergy.com

Illustration of an ear.Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners
by Monica Brady-Myerov ‘89

Listen WiseTeach Students to be Better Listeners 
Monica Brady-Myerov ‘89. Listening skills are crucial to academic success but are overlooked in K-12 education. Journalist and entrepreneur Monica Brady-Myerov examines how to build powerful listening skills. monicabradymyerov.comAmazonB&N.

Image of balance scale.Chasing Social Justice: How Do We Advance the Work that Matters Most?
by Laurie Sherman, '84

Chasing Social Justice
How Do We Advance the
Work that Matters Most?
 
Laurie Sherman, '84. 
Michael Dukakis describes this award-winning book -- which combines personal experience with management lessons -- as "Just what we need at just the right time."  
ChasingSocialJustice.com

Image of bright lights and markers on globeSubversive Addiction: Ben Porter Series Book Three
by Christopher Rosow '93

Subversive Addiction
Ben Porter Series Book Three Christopher Rosow '93. James Patterson applauds 
Subversive Addiction: 
“An extremely fast-paced thriller with a seriously memorable lead character. 
Christopher Rosow is the real deal.” Spyglass Media agrees, optioning the series for film. 
RosowBooks.com
Amazon.

Illustration of two children watching a little bird in flight.Little Bird’s Big Message
by Elizabeth Cureton ’95

Little Bird’s Big Message Elizabeth Cureton ’95. A message of antiracism, inclusion and social justice for toddlers and all of us. “Great for fans of: Innosanto Nagara’s A is for Activist, Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Baby” - Booklife.com.
Elizabethcureton.com,
Amazon.

Illustration of automotive junk yard in sandy, hilly desert.Sandpeople
by Hal Barwood ’63

Sandpeople Hal Barwood ’63. Alien plants have seeded the Arizona desert with robots. They’re hunting for a treasure from the distant past, using human slaves to find it. Soon the killing starts and the dead arise. See
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