by Erica Huntley
Natural Causes: an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live lon by Barbara Ehrenreich, 2018
Author of the award-winning book, Nickel and Dimed: On (not) getting by in America, self-described myth-buster, Ehrenreich is back to bust up myths of the medical establishment and the wellness industry. Natural Causes dishes out unsurprising criticism of diet culture, and takes a shocking critical view of preventive medical screenings. An interesting perspective, from an author with a PhD in cellular immunology, Natural Causes challenges deeply held notions about our power to control life’s only certainty.
Dopesick: dealers, doctors and the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy, 2018
The onset of the global pandemic had a tragic impact on the lives of people already struggling with addiction. In BC, we lost more people to this public health crisis than to Coronavirus. Dopesick examines the epicenter of the opioid crisis in the United States, providing a valuable history of it that is inextricable from Canada’s. This tragic, but humane account provides a thoughtful background with far-reaching pertinence for those of us working with or adjacent to addiction recovery work.
Coronavirus: leadership and recovery by Harvard Business Review, 2020
Always providing fresh insight into the most current business issues, HBR tackles the essential skills and management policies businesses need to embrace to get through the global pandemic and beyond. As always, this addition to the HBR series is brief and to-the-point, packed with everything you need to know in one handy, and highly readable guide. What more could a business-minded individual ask for?