The term “summer reading” might evoke images of long novels being read by the beach. But nonfiction offers some of the best summer reads this year: a memoir about working for the CIA, a book with tips on how to rebuild the world from scratch should it fall apart and a book full of insight about how psychopaths function. If reading about psychopaths isn’t your thing, we’ve also selected a few funnier, psychopath-free books for you in this week’s list.
FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT
"If you've ever had the feeling that the system is out for itself at your expense, well, look no further. A riveting, maddening yarn that is causing quite a stir already, including calls for regulatory reform."
In trademark Lewis (Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, 2011, etc.) fashion, a data-rich but all-too-human tale of "heuristic data bullshit and other mumbo jumbo" in the service of gaming the financial system, courtesy of—yes, Goldman Sachs and company. Read full book review >