The gist of this utterly fascinating book is that people hallucinate way more often than you think they do. The implications of this are huge; hallucinations can change the way we think about mental health, spirituality, and mythology, and offer valuable information about the way our brains function (or malfunction). If you are a human being and you have a brain, you should probably read this.
Jon Ronson wrote one of the year’s bestselling pop psychology books—The Psychopath Test—and now he’s back with a book of essays that explore everything from the Insane Clown Posse to Indigo Children to literally following the footsteps of James Bond. Ronson simply cannot resist a good story, and we are all so fortunate for it.
After seven years of unforgettable sketches on Saturday Night Live (my favorites were her Harry Potter skits), Rachel Dratch left the show and found herself creatively frustrated and unable to find good work. This is the story of those years of foundering and questioning, and the life and family she unexpectedly fell into. Hilarious and very real.
Marlantes, author of the bestselling novel Matterhorn, goes beyond headlines and partisanship to carefully examine the experience of soldiers at war. Marlantes writes for veterans, soldiers and civilians, and the result is a meditation on the costs and effects of combat. What It Is Like To Go To War is compassionate, profound, powerfully honest, and very, very important.