FiveBooks Newsletter 47


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Dear readers,

Today on FiveBooks, best-selling author Joshua Foer talks about [1]memory,
  and how “we’ve forgotten how to remember.” He follows a week of great
  interviews, from Cheapflights.com co-founder David Soskin on [2]the Internet
  to sports columnist Joe Posnanski on [3]baseball.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joshua-foer-on-memory
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-soskin-on-internet
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joe-posnanski-on-baseball

Look out this week for interviews with Tim Harford on “unexpected
  economics”, Lawrence Kaplan on US intervention, and five must-read books to
  understand what’s happening in Syria.

This weekly FiveBooks newsletter will be delivered on Fridays from now on.
  Thanks for reading!

FiveBooks News

[4]Joshua Foer on Memory
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joshua-foer-on-memory

Monday May 16th

The best-selling author and 2006 US Memory Champion picks five unforgettable
  books about the art of remembering [5]Continue reading…
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joshua-foer-on-memory

[6]Joe Posnanski on Baseball
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joe-posnanski-on-baseball

Saturday May 14th

The Sports Illustrated columnist says the best sports books tell human
  stories – and tells us why nostalgia is intrinsic to baseball [7]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joe-posnanski-on-baseball

[8]Richard Tofel on the Changing Business of Journalism
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-tofel-on-changing-business-journalism

Friday May 13th

General manager of the non-profit newsroom ProPublica and former assistant
  publisher of the Wall Street Journal tells us his predictions for the future
  of news [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-tofel-on-changing-business-journalism

[10]Edward L Glaeser on Urban Economics
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-l-glaeser-on-urban-economics

Thursday May 12th

The Harvard economist chooses books on the economics of cities, from
  Chicago’s life story to how urban transport shaped New York [11]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-l-glaeser-on-urban-economics

[12]Danny Dorling on Modern Britain
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/danny-dorling-on-modern-britain

Wednesday May 11th

From the North-South divide to middle-class insecurity and the correlation
  of petrol use and obesity, five books on what makes Britain British
  [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/danny-dorling-on-modern-britain

[14]David Soskin on the Internet
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-soskin-on-internet

Tuesday May 10th

The co-founder and former chief executive of the website Cheapflights tells
  us what (not) to do to succeed online, and how to learn from Google and
  Facebook [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-soskin-on-internet

[16]Here Be Monsters
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/l72few

Michael Finkel | GQ | 9 May 2011

Epic tale of three boys found in a dinghy in the middle of the Pacific.
  "They had no food, no water, no clothing, no fishing gear, no life vests,
  and no first-aid kit. They were close to death. They had been missing for 51
  days"

Featured Topic

[17]Poetry
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/topics/poetry

From poets on poetry and lives of the great poets, to fact-checking verse
  and Google Voice as poetry ... something for the bard in us all

Book of the Week

[18]Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay
Shirky
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/here-comes-everybody-power-organizing-without-organizations-by-clay-shirky

[19]Richard Tofel says: “This is the smartest thing that I have read, of
  book length, about social media and what it will mean for journalism”
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-tofel-on-changing-business-journalism

Video of the Week

[20]A Love Story In Milk
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/love-story-milk

If you don't like it, you can always just skim it

Quote of the Week

[21]Rodney Dangerfield, on getting older
    Links:
      21. http://www.gourmandizer.com/ezine/albini

"I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact,
    I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table"

Reader Recommendations

@TheAmScho:  What 1930s pop culture can tell us about our own economic
  hardships. http://tinyurl.com/3uwaqot #browsings

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