Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- Home activities that can help you from feeling overwhelmed by work | TODAY: Eve Rodsky recommends finding your “unicorn space”, which she defines as an activity that you lose yourself in such as gardening, singing, writing, yoga, and meditation.
- Girl Power Gets Sober | The Cut: Holly Whitaker helps women to stop drinking and benefit from sobriety.
- ‘It’s Just Human Nature:’ A New Book Examines Why Our Work Is Better When We Work Less | Entreprenuer: Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel argue that conversations about the future of work too often miss the bigger picture.
- Bad Blood author John Carreyrou discusses Theranos trial | CNBC: John Carreyrou discusses the Elizabeth Holmes case and the verdict which found Holmes guilty of defrauding investors but not patients.
- Roger McNamee: social media without regulation “is exactly as dangerous as allowing quacks to make medicine without FDA approval” | MSNBC: Roger McNamee agrues that social media takes ideas that have historically lived at the fringes of American society and drives them into the mainstream.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson on her new book, The Year We Learned To Fly | CBS: Jacqueline Woodson discusses how teaching children to look to their ancestors can help them overcome difficult times.
- In Her Next Book, Emily St. John Mandel Trades A Pandemic Apocalypse For The Moon | Bustle: Emily St. John Mandel is taking readers from the Canadian wilderness to life on the moon in her next novel.
- Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise Transcends Time to Deliver an Ethical Tale | Vanity Fair: In TO PARADISE, Hanya Yanagihara pens a layered tale blending the past, present and future.
- Jennifer Egan on the Dangers of Knowing | The New Yorker: Jennifer Egan discusses her excerpt of her upcoming novel THE CANDY HOUSE.
- 26 Books To Get Excited About This Year | Buzzfeed News: Emily St. John Mandel, Ocean Vuong, Patrick Radden Keefe, Jennifer Egan, and Hanya Yanagihara are on this list