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Books From Our 2019 Speakers

The Aspen Ideas Festival team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our speakers. Their books will be highlighted in talks at the Festival and available at the campus bookstore. See which authors will also be doing signings by checking out the Wine and Sign Author Book Signings (during Aspen Ideas: Health) and Meet the Author: Book Signings and Conversation (during Aspen Ideas Festival). See the list below for recent releases by Festival presenters. The books are arranged by Festival track.

  • May 29th 2019

Aspen Ideas: Health

Ethics, Values, and Health

Leonardo Da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, Mariana Mazzucato

Frontiers of Health and Medicine

The Complete Diabetes Cookbook: The Healthy Way to Eat the Foods You Love, Dariush Mozaffarian

Mila Has A Headache, Ali Raja

Power to the Patient

You're Hired! How to Get That Job and Keep it Too, Nasha Fitter

World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health, William Haseltine

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again, Eric Topol

Sex, Drugs, and Rock-and-Roll

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, Dennis Charney and Steven M. Southwick

Sex Made Easy: Your Awkward Questions Answered for Better, Smarter, Safer Sex, Debby Herbenick

American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics, Dan Savage

When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky

From You to Two: Dr. Ruth's Rules For Real Relationships, Ruth Westheimer and Pierre Lehu

From Lifespan to Healthspan

How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, Marc Freedman

Health and Wealth

Tell Me the Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions, Richard Besser

Inflamed!

The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health, Daniel Davis

ReWild, Jeff Leach

Mental Health: Out of the Shadows

It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and their Parents, Harold Koplewicz

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, Steven Levenson, Val Emmich, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul

Voices and Viewpoints

Reclaimed: A Story of Second Chances, Jerry Blassingame

The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office, David Blumenthal and James A. Morone

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, David Brooks

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, Courtney Martin

No Happy Endings: A Memoir, Nora McInerny

Aspen Ideas Festival

American Reckoning, American Renewal

The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), Kristen Anderson

Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, Emily Bazelon

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Joan Biskupic

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David Blight

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, David Brooks

Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense, Mona Charen

Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper, Art Cullen

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Jennifer Eberhardt

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf 

Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect its Children, Marci Hamilton

Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, Valerie Jarrett

How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

Crossing the Thinnest Line, Lauren Leader

Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy, Eric Liu

Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories, Melissa Murray, Katherine Shaw, and Reva Siegel

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty, Susan Page

William Howard Taft, Jeffrey Rosen

Melting Pot or Civil War?, Reihan Salam

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh

Educated, Tara Westover

Defining Economic Progress

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty, Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon

How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers, Mihir Desai

Capitalists, Arise!, Peter Georgescu with David Dorsey

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, Mariana Mazzucato

Renaissance Nation: How The Pope’s Children Rewrote the Rules for Ireland, David McWilliams

The Curse of Bigness, Tim Wu

Next World Order

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice, Bill Browder

The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal, William Burns

Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World, Zak Dychtwald

A World In Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, Richard Haass

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, Masha Gessen

Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die, Garrett Graff

Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, Leta Hong Fincher

The Rainforest: The Secret To Building The Next Silicon Valley, Victor Hwang and Greg Horowitt

The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization, John Judis

The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World, Robert Kagan

The Bullet, Mary Louise Kelly

How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, Farah Pandith

Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets, Vicente Fox Quesada with Sulay Hernandez

America Vs the West: Can the Liberal World Order be Preserved?, Kori Schake

Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World, Ramesh Srinivasan

The Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity, Amy Webb

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, Graeme Wood

The Art of the Story

How to Love a Country, Richard Blanco

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism, Adam Gopnik

Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon

Another Kind of Madness, Ed Pavlic

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, Dani Shapiro

Hope Made Visible: Innovation by Design

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, Ingrid Fetell Lee

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, Eric Klinenberg

Nature: Collaborations in Design, Matilda McQuaid, Andrea Lipps, Caitlin Condell, and Gène Bertrand

Design as an Attitude, Alice Rawsthorn

Pushing the Limits of Human Performance

Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery, Christie Aschwanden

Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer

Alone on the Wall, Alex Honnold with David Roberts

The Happy Runner, Megan Roche and David Roche

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again, Eric Topol

Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL, Jen Welter with Stephanie Krikorian

Understanding Emotion

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Lisa Barrett

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, Lisa Damour

Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton

Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, Nicholas Epley

Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy, Robert Frank

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb

How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men, Michael Reichert

Pride: The Secret to Success, Jessica Tracy

Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts, Guy Winch

In Search of Meaning

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, Nadia Bolz-Weber

Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I've Loved), Kate Bowler

Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy, Jonathan Gold

Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now, Jordan Kassalow and Jennifer Krause

Rituals for Work, Kürşat Özenç and Margaret Hagan

Why Religion?: A Personal Story, Elaine Pagels

Redefining Conservatism in America

Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt, Arthur Brooks

Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics, Chris Christie with Ellis Henican

The Conservative Sensibility, George Will

The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, Karl Rove

The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, Paul Ryan

How The Right Lost Its Mind, Charles Sykes

Coming to Grips with Climate Change

A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, Joshua Goldstein and Staffan Qvist

The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, Amanda Little

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, Bill McKibben

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, Varun Sivaram

Viewpoints

Let Love Have the Last Word, Common

Congress: The First Branch, Mickey Edwards and Sean M. Theriault 

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, James Fallows and Deborah Fallows

Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All, Wendy Kopp

How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11, Janet Napolitano With Karen Breslau

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, George Packer

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, Rob Reich

Churchill: Walking with Destiny, Andrew Roberts

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle 

Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging, Alex Wagner

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