New Book Alert: October 28-November 1, 2019

My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.

Shut Up & Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed by Tilman Fertitta (HarperCollins; Business on sale September 17, 2019): The owner of the Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta shares his tips for empire building…for real. He uses the word empire! So cool. Success is easy…building an empire…now that’s damn impressive. (Also? Rockets are not making the  Western Conference Finals this year!) #NewBookAlert for October 28, 2019.

Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump and Facebook Broke Democracy by Brittany Kaiser (HarperCollins; on sale November 14, 2019): So looking forward to this book. We’re gonna waste so much time and energy talking about the “Facebook problem.” We don’t have a Facebook problem: we have a stupid problem…a poor education problem. But sure let’s talk about Facebook: that’ll solve everything right? #NewBookAlert for October 29, 2019.

Think. Do. Say: How To Seize Attention & Build Trust In A Busy, Busy World by Ron Tite (Page Two Press; Business on sale October 8, 2019): If I don’t trust you I won’t listen to you: Twitter in a nutshell. Thankfully Ron Tite’s Think Do Say offers insight into the mistrust quandary. #NewBookAlert for October 30, 2019.

Hitler: A Global Biography by Brendan Simms (Basic Books; History on sale October 1, 2019): A revisionist biography of Hitler. Which means if you can remember him and/or WWII time travelers have failed. Again. #NewBookAlert for October 31, 2019.

Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz (Viking Press; Common Sense on sale October 8, 2019): A cursory review of Twitter quickly reveals (and worse confirms!) while we may be out of ideas and leadership we’re clearly not out of lousy narratives. How did it get so bad? #NewBookAlert for November 1, 2019.


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