Five Books Newsletter 4

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Five Books Newsletter

Dear Five Books reader,

Below are our book picks for this week, from some of my favourite interviews.

Please enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

Sophie Roell (

This Week's Books

"The Dhammapada is one of the greatest psychological works ever written."

Jonathan Haidt on Happiness (

"Friendship is a very important thing for Aristotle, and perhaps one of the most beautiful things in the Nichomachean Ethics is his discussion of friendship."

AC Grayling on Being Good (

"All writing teachers hate adverbs. I don’t know why. What’s wrong with a little adverb every now and then? Why does our language have adverbs if we’re not supposed to use them?"

Eric Olsen on How to Write (

"It also shows you how much other people have control, at the end of the day, over our actions."

Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics (

"This book may be the best scientific biography that I’ve ever read."

Jerry Coyne on Evolution (

Quote of the Week

"The main reason for the survival of religion is not a desire to live a better life, but our fear of death."
Susan Jacoby on Atheism ( )

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