Books of the Week

Books of the Week

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Hello Readers,

another week another bunch of books. Not a very fortunate one, I have to admit, but still worth sharing.

Coincidences amaze me and knowing that there is a science behind that amaze me even more, Connecting with Coincidence will show you how they work in our lives. This book wasn’t exactly my favourite, a bit redundant, but quite informative anyway.

Evicted brought light on an extremely painful issue that America needs to face! Removing families from their homes in name of profit and greediness is wrong and counterproductive on the long run.

Being reclused because of a bad seasonal cold made me think about loneliness and if it’s really a bad thing that we should avoid at any cost. If you live in the city though, some “alone time” can be something your body and mind will crave at some point. The Lonely City is a beautiful reportage through the art of being alone.

My deep love for New York brought me another splendid book: A Bronx Boy’s Tale is Newell’s personal account of life in the Bronx, when life was good.

That’s it for Books of the Week. See you the next week… happy reading everyone!

When Family is All You Have

When Family is All You Have

Evicted. Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond

Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. cover74027-medium.pngAll are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. All are going to be evicted.

Based on real fieldwork and solid data of the human cost of America’s inequality, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today, as evictions are becoming more and more commonplace.

I highly recommend you to read this book, because we have to understand how this sick system of removing families from their homes in name of profit is exacerbating cycles of poverty, especially among minorities and women.


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