I've been on a book-buying binge lately. I do this every few years, but this one doesn't seem to want to stop. So I figured I'd start sharing what I've been getting into in the print department (and yes, I prefer the old school real deal books, something I can underline or write in - I suspect this harkens back to law school school habits). Also, my interests are often pulled in multiple directions at once, so I may have 3, 4, or even more books going at any one time. So here are two of the ones with the least amount of dust on them right now...
The End of Alzheimer's, by Dale E. Bredesen, M.D. The general idea is that there are three main drivers of the disease - inflammation, not enough "good stuff" in to give our bodies what they need to work (nutrient deficiency), and too much "bad stuff" (toxins, etc.) - and that these can be contolled if we pay attention to things like our diet and environment. Verdict: Recommended, especially if you are higher risk for Alzheimer's. I am implementing a number of the author's ideas just as part of some of the other health improvements that I have been making in my life.
Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari. My neighbor turned me on to this one, which spawned at least a couple good conversations between us about where we fit into things as a species, etc. I'll save my comments until I have read the entire book, but I am far enough in to be hooked. Now I'm seeing the book everywhere. Maybe it's Baader-Meinhof, IDK...but this book is definitely a popular one right now.
Happy holidays and happy reading!
Ben Bauer is a Cincinnati-based attorney who writes about things in law and life that he finds interesting.