"Cooking is key to our humanness."

Michael Pollan’s latest book, Cooked, is available now and we’ve got it on BOOKD!

Brainpickings.org on Michael Pollan's "Cooked"

Pollan returns with Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (public library) — a powerful manifesto for reclaiming food in a way that liberates us from our reliance on consumer culture while at the same time strengthening our shared sense of belonging and connection. 

We’re huge fans of Brainpickings here at THNKR and Maria Papova just posted an incredible write-up about Cooked, the new Michael Pollan book we just covered on BOOKD.

Watch our episode HERE.

Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink argues that everyone, no matter what their profession, is in sales now. In this video Pink, reveals the “New A,B,C’s”, of selling, and gives you the secrets to successful sales in the 21st century.

BOOKD profiles The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s breakthrough book about the rise of mass incarceration in America.  Alexander agues that “by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control.  Includes commentary by rapper Talib Kweli!

Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink argues that everyone, no matter what their profession, is in sales now. In this episode of BOOKD, Pink joins a group of experts from different backgrounds to discuss his brand new book, TO SELL IS HUMAN, and what skills the new art of selling requires.


SURE. I stand behind these words.

UNLIKE most of the afternoon diatribes I offer I am being held captive in a stranger’s apartment in Brooklyn. 

BUT MOSTLY: I cannot wait til someone does a mashup of this video to Skrillex (HINT) so that Glee can cover it. 

Michael Sims, author of THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB, shares fascinating details about E.B. White’s eccentric life!

Also be sure to check out our Charlotte’s Web guide: http://thnkrtv.tumblr.com/bookdclub

And our GOODREADS BOOK CLUB! THE BEST PLACE FOR BOOK DISCUSSIONS ONLINE! http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/82026-bookd

Join Our Goodreads Discussion!

We recently launched a BOOKD Goodreads group to give you guys a place to continue the conversation begun by our experts in the episode.  Still confused by the structure of Cloud Atlas? Have a bee in your bonnet over an issue Chris McDougall raised in Born To Run? Here’s your chance to voice it and discuss with other readers! 

We just launched our video book club series with this 50 Shades Of Grey video hosted by the very talented (and hilarious) Beth Hoyt of My Damn Channel Live! Watch the video and get the companion guide above—just click the “Start A Bookd Club” link.

Book Club Guides Now Available!

Hi fellow readers,

There’s a new tab on the top of our Tumblr page that will let you download a supplemental guide for each of the books we feature on our awesome new series BOOKD.  Currently you can find a helpful guide to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, complete with discussion questions, drink recommendations, and recipes! Check back soon for guides to The Big Short, Born To Run, and yes, even 50 Shades of Grey!  

Let us know what you think!  Send us a tweet or a message with any comments or suggestions, we’re always looking to make improvements.

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