I feel robbed, let down, downright cheated that I lived 26 years before reading Fan's Notes.
Nudge is a terrific book for anyone interested in how we make choices, public policy, politics and behavioral science. The way that governments and companies frame choices affects our behavior and well-being, often on a subtle level. A "nudge": if Americans defaulted to donating organs upon death (with an option to opt out, of course) thousands of lives would be saved annually.
Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in."--The New York Times.
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story.
"A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." —William Styron