Reviews of books in this genre:

The Idiot Brain by

Our brains are amazing things. They’re how we perceieve the world. What we forgot is they exist separate from the world, isolated in a bone box. Everything they experience is fed to them tiny input channels: sight, sound, smell, etc. This book tries to explain some of how it works. And offers some reasons for – Read the rest of this review

Educated by

I remember this one coming up on a lot of best-of lists (including those of Obama and Bill Gates), and I’m very glad I added it to my TBR pile. I will start by saying this is not an easy read — it’s dark in a lot of places, and each time you think we’re – Read the rest of this review

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by

Another short one to blow through. I was due to see him live soon, but it’s been postponed due to “the virus.” While entertaining, and easy to read, with some genuinely laugh-out-loud passages, this felt like a bit of a cynical cash grab. I’ve not read his longer book yet (this was a gift), but – Read the rest of this review