Books in my pile

In various stages of undress:

Sheena Iyengar, The Art of Choosing, reviewed by Virginia Postrel here.  Stephen M. Davidson, Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care System (intelligent book, bad timing since it pushes a non-Obama reform).  Peter Heather, Empires and Barbarians The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe; good book but I've read too much on this topic lately.  What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs, has the pluses and minuses of an edited collection.  Boris Groysberg, Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance; interesting hypothesis but I wanted to see more on regression toward the mean.  Stuart Buck, Acting White: The Ironic Legacy of Desegregation, a politically incorrect reexamination of what the title suggests.  Matthew E. Kahn, Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in a Hotter Future.  Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains; is the joke "I couldn't finish it" or "I'm still reading it"?  Daniel Rigney, The Matthew Effect: How Advantage Begs Further Advantage, I wonder how much his last book sold.


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