The world is descending past its tipping point so fast, we may not be able to fix it, even with gaffer tape. These books explain how we are in this together. They are about the beauty and the mess that is humanity.

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler and Shaun Whiteside

The Taliban Shuffle: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion by Humphrey Hawksley

The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia by Don Watson

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back by Mark O’Connell


  1. What an eclectic group of books. No wonder your own books explore all aspects of human nature

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