FiveBooks Newsletter 88


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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.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

Be sure to explore this week's stellar offering of FiveBooks interviews
  at The Browser, including: former war reporter and independent MP
  [5]Martin Bell on reportage and war; technology writer [6]Nicholas Carr
  on the information age and how the Internet is splitting our attention;
  former bishop of Oxford [7]Richard Harries on Christianity; and
  [8]Peggy Orenstein on parenting outside of gender stereotypes.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/martin-bell-on-reportage-and-war
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-carr-on-impact-information-age
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peggy-orenstein-on-gender-trap

Next week, keep your eyes peeled for recommended reading from Adam
  Gopnik on essay collections, Andy Borowitz on humour and satire, and
  much more. Thanks for following us!

FiveBooks News

[9]Martin Bell on Reportage and War
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/martin-bell-on-reportage-and-war

Friday March 2

The former BBC war reporter picks out essential reading on the Bosnia
  and Vietnam wars and explains why a book of poetry speaks more to him
  about the reality of conflict than any other writing [10]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/martin-bell-on-reportage-and-war

[11]Nicholas Carr on Impact of the Information Age
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-carr-on-impact-information-age

Thursday March 1

Is the Internet dividing our attention? Are we so buried in technology
  that we ignore one another? The technology writer discusses the history
  and implications of the information age, from the mechanical clock to
  the iPhone [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-carr-on-impact-information-age

[13]Peggy Orenstein on the Gender Trap
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peggy-orenstein-on-gender-trap

Wednesday February 29

From an early age, girls learn to be pretty in pink while boys are
  marketed a prepackaged masculinity. The author of Cinderella Ate My
  Daughter explains how parents can give their children a broader, more
  imaginative outlook [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peggy-orenstein-on-gender-trap

[15]Jonathan Evison on The American West
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-evison-on-american-west

Tuesday February 28

The acclaimed novelist, and resident of Washington state, recommends
  fiction that captures a sense of the rugged landscape and people of the
  American West [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-evison-on-american-west

[17]Richard Harries on Christianity
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity

Monday February 27

The former bishop of Oxford tells us about books that explore what it
  means to be a Christian – from St Augustine and medieval mysticism to
  grappling with Dostoyevsky and more modern dilemmas [18]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity

[19]I Was A Warehouse Wage Slave
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/zSgOBM

Mac McClelland | Mother Jones | 27 February 2012

Portrait of the American workplace in all its horror. Intrepid reporter
  goes to work in warehouse owned by, or servicing, unnamed online retail
  giant. Impossible targets; negligible pay; if you don't like it, you're
  fired [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]How To Die
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/how-die

How to face the end? Peacefully? Still fighting? With all of medicine's
  help? Or naturally? [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/how-die

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/brothers-karamazov-by-fyodor-dostoevsky

[24]Richard Harries says: “A great novel of belief and unbelief."
  [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]The City of Samba
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/city-samba

Tell me you don't want to go to Rio after seeing this
  [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]Roy Amara, on change
    Links:
      28. http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2012/02/29/just-add-water

"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two
    years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10"

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

Reader Recommendations

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  More Like Greece, #whburning preview [30]t.co/uKdpvMcV #gfc2
  [31]#browsings [32]More like this
    Links:
      30. http://t.co/uKdpvMcV
      31. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      32. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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