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The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane by Barry Glassner
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane

DANE, May 8, 2015

This is one of those books I wish everyone would read and then keep on the shelf for reference. It seems like we've been overwhelmed with stories about how bad EVERYTHING is these days but the facts just don't support the claims. Glassner does an excellent job of giving all sorts of concrete examples of how the two just don't match up. For example, the media tries to tell us that crime and drug use are massive problems but the rates of both have been declining for years. We may hear the stats but we pay attention to the sensational stories instead and then react in a way that's totally inappropriate. "The Culture Of Fear" will definitely make you think twice the next time you hear a report about the next doom and gloom report-of-the-day.
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Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data by Joel Best
Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

DANE, May 7, 2015

This short n'easy read is an excellent introduction to understanding the statistics we're bombarded with every day. It's only 100 pages and you'll get through it in a sitting or two so if stats send you running for the door, don't be afraid. It's actually full of extremely important tips to keep in mind whenever you're faced with any sort of statistical reporting in the media. Topics covered include: Sources - Who Counted and Why? ... Definitions - What Did They Count? ... Measurements - How Did They Count? These all seem pretty basic but the examples he gives really drive home the point that we should never take these numbers at face value.
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Dangerous Liaisons (Penguin Classics) by Choderlos De Laclos
Dangerous Liaisons (Penguin Classics)

DANE, April 22, 2015

Over the years there must have been a dozen adaptations of this story but if you've never read the original, do pick up a copy of this newer translation. Composed of a series of letters between the characters, this classic novel is a wonderfully wicked snapshot of aristocratic life in 18th century France. And if you think Madame de Merteuil came to a bad end in the Glenn Close film version, wait until you see how things turn out for her here!
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Sweet Vegan: A Collection of All Vegan, Some Gluten-Free, and a Few Raw Desserts by Emily Mainquist
Sweet Vegan: A Collection of All Vegan, Some Gluten-Free, and a Few Raw Desserts

DANE, April 21, 2015

"YUM!!" simply does not do justice to this collection of treats. In no time at all, many of these recipes have quickly become repeatables in our house. The cakes are especially delicious but there's something in here for everyone: cinnamon buns, cupcakes, cookies, tiramisu, trifle etc. Regardless of whether or not you're vegetarian or vegan, if you have a sweet tooth and like to bake this is a must-have addition to your cookbook collection!!
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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

DANE, April 13, 2015

This incredibly thorough book delves into the link between capitalism and climate change like no other I've read before. You'll go away knowing exactly how we got into the present situation and what needs to change in order for us to get out of it. The remedy might just be too hard for us to swallow though.
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