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Bad Blood

By John Carreyrou, A thrilling and sensational story of ambition, corporate fraud and deceit

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, a biotech startup that had a staggering rise to a close to $10 billion valuation and an even more dramatic fall. The very short version of this review: I was really impressed by this book. Being in …

                    

The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson, The fascinating story of an architect, a serial killer and the 1893 World Fair in Chicago

When I first moved to Chicago for grad school, we were assigned The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson as recommended summer reading. It was an apt choice — our building is located along the Midway Plaisance which served as the entertainment area for the 1893 World’s Fair featured in the book. According …

              

The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish, If you're curious at all, you should just read it

I first really noticed Tiffany Haddish when I saw a clip of her on Drunk History talking about the story the Monuments Men is based on. If you haven’t seen it, take a look cause it’s pretty entertaining. Her book, The Last Black Unicorn, is more than that, though. It’s also inspirational and heartbreaking and …

              

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton, A relatively benign memoir from a historical presidential candidate

In the Fall of 2016, I was hopeful. Like many, I felt secure in the belief that reason and human decency would prevail and that Clinton would win the election definitively. Having a female president was long overdue, but beyond that I genuinely thought she would be able to accomplish more than any other president …

                    

Yes, Please

By Amy Poehler, All You Need to Know Is That I Love Amy Poehler So You Can Guess Where This Review Is Headed

I love Amy Poehler. I decided I liked this book before I started reading it. This book was my Christmas present to myself (though to be honest, I buy a lot of books for myself, all the time, but this one was special because I was excited about it). I like Tina Fey, I like …