FiveBooks Newsletter 81


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus a
  pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
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FiveBooks at The Browser

At The Browser we're geared up for a stellar year of FiveBooks interviews in
  2012. To help you with your new year's resolutions, science writer [5]Gary
  Taubes talks about good and bad diets, and lifestyle philosopher [6]Roman
  Krznaric considers the art of living. We also talked with [7]William Boyd on
  his inspirations, [8]Emma Rothschild on economic history and Orville Schell
  on China's relations with the US – which he predicts is going to be "a very
  long, hard slog".
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gary-taubes-on-dieting
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roman-krznaric-on-art-living
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emma-rothschild-on-economic-history-and-world-economy

Next week, keep your eyes peeled for Peter Boettke on Austrian economics,
  Toby Young on journalism, the five must-read books on American football, and
  more.

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[9]Gary Taubes on Dieting
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gary-taubes-on-dieting

Friday January 6

Sticking to your new year’s resolutions? Still digesting Christmas lunch?
  Ignore  the conventional wisdom, says the diet expert – it’s carbs and
  refined sugars that are keeping you a belt-hole too broad, not meat and fats
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gary-taubes-on-dieting

[11]Orville Schell on China and the US
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/orville-schell-on-china-and-us

Thursday January 5

The changing relationship between China and America will be one of the
  defining foreign policy issues of our times. To understand its dynamic, says
  the  sinologist,  we  must  take account of China's lingering sense of
  victimhood [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/orville-schell-on-china-and-us

[13]William Boyd on Writers Who Have Inspired Me
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me

Wednesday January 4

The acclaimed novelist tells us about the authors, from Heller to Chekhov,
  who most influenced his own development as a writer – and reveals the secret
  to a well-crafted sex scene [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me

[15]Emma Rothschild on Economic History
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emma-rothschild-on-economic-history-and-world-economy

Monday January 2

In time of economic crisis, studying the past can teach us much about the
  world economy today. The professor of history and economics recommends
  essential reading to get us started [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emma-rothschild-on-economic-history-and-world-economy

[17]Roman Krznaric on The Art of Living
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roman-krznaric-on-art-living

Sunday January 1

To learn how to live well we must look to the past, says the author of a new
  book on the subject. He recommends five books, from Thoreau to Orwell, that
  inspire us to live more adventurously [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roman-krznaric-on-art-living

[19]When Currencies Collapse
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/whPsTW

Barry Eichengreen | Foreign Affairs | 15 December 2011

Superb  essay. Euro, dollar account for 90% of global foreign exchange
  reserves. What would happen if investor confidence in either faltered?
  Eichengreen looks back to 1930s and 1970s for clues (Free access for Browser
  readers) [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/republican-contenders

Will it be Romney? Or Anyone-But-Romney? These are the Republicans hoping to
  be their party's choice to challenge President Obama [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/republican-contenders

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]Walden by Henry David Thoreau
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/walden-by-henry-david-thoreau

[24]Roman Krznaric says: "Thoreau was one of the great masters of the art of
  simple living" [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roman-krznaric-on-art-living
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]The # 1 Rock Climber In The World
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/1-rock-climber-world

Free solo climbing with Alex Honnold. No ropes. Just a massive cliff, one
  man and a battle against gravity. Astonishing
  [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]John Kay, on growing up
    Links:
      28. http://www.johnkay.com/2004/12/21/reasons-to-believe-in-hedge-funds-or-fairies

"Adulthood is the moment at which your expenditure on Christmas presents
    first exceeds the value of the gifts you can expect to receive"

[29]More quotes
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

_@smiler29_ hmmmmm just started Bikram Yoga and now this How Yoga Can Wreck
  Your Body _#browsings_ http://t.co/8pC7PwfG[31]More like this
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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