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Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Omnivore's Dilemma von Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Michael Pollan
A Natural History of Four Meals
4.5 (84 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Omnivore's Dilemma?

We face an overwhelming abundance of choices when it comes to what we eat. Should you opt for the local, grass-fed beef, or save time and money with cheap chicken nuggets? Organic asparagus shipped from Argentina, or kale picked from your neighbor’s garden? The Omnivore’s Dilemma examines how food in America is produced today and what alternatives to those production methods are available.

Wer The Omnivore's Dilemma lesen sollte

  • Anyone thinking about changing their eating habits – whether by becoming a vegetarian, switching to organic produce or trying their hand at hunting, gathering or growing their own food
  • Anyone interested in sustainability, food policy or food politics

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Manufacturing Consent von Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent

Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
4.5 (179 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Manufacturing Consent?

Manufacturing Consent (1988) takes a critical view of the mass media to ask why only a narrow range of opinions are favored whilst others are suppressed or ignored. 

It formulates a propaganda model which shows how alternative and independent information is filtered out by various financial and political factors allowing the news agenda to be dominated by those working on behalf of the wealthy and powerful. Far from being a free press, the media in fact maintain our unequal and unfair society.

Wer Manufacturing Consent lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to know who sets the agenda of the mass media
  • Anyone who would like to know whose interests the media serve
  • Anyone who wants to understand why the mass media suppress independent voices

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Fooling Houdini von Alex Stone

Fooling Houdini

Alex Stone
Adventures in the World of Magic
4.0 (8 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Fooling Houdini?

Alex Stone is a magic-enthusiastic and Ph.D. candidate in Physics at Columbia University. He's written for several magazines and newspapers. Fooling Houdini is his first bestselling book.

Wer Fooling Houdini lesen sollte

  • Magicians and mentalists
  • People who’ve been fooled by magic or mentalism

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: A Long Way Gone von Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone

Ishmael Beah
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.4 (27 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Long Way Gone?

A Long Way Gone (2007) is a story of how, as a young boy in Sierra Leone, the author found himself caught in a civil war and recruited as a child soldier. You’ll travel alongside during his harrowing journey, eventual rescue and recovery guided through the kindness and grace of loving people.

Wer A Long Way Gone lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in modern history of Sierra Leone
  • Students of history exploring civil wars and warfare
  • People curious about the ongoing plight of child soldiers in Africa

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Bourbon Empire von Reid Mitenbuler

Bourbon Empire

Reid Mitenbuler
The Past and Future of America's Whiskey
4.5 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Bourbon Empire?

Bourbon Empire (2015) takes you on an exciting journey through time, revealing the complex history of America’s famous corn-based whiskey. Learn how this tipple survived the dry period of Prohibition, numerous corruption scandals and competition from overseas spirits while making its mark in politics and society.

Wer Bourbon Empire lesen sollte

  • People interested in what makes a “true” bourbon
  • Students curious about the role whiskey played in American history
  • Bartenders, mixologists or anyone exploring the popularity of bourbon

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Rain von Cynthia Barnett


Cynthia Barnett
A Natural and Cultural History
4.0 (17 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Rain?

Rain (2015) tells the story of one of the most valued, destructive and inspiring natural forces on our planet. These blinks trace a journey from rain worship in ancient cultures to the use of weather forecasting throughout the ages – and even the scientific explanation behind raining frogs.

Wer Rain lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the relationship between the natural world and human civilization
  • Hobby meteorologists seeking some background to the science

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Big Necessity von Rose George

The Big Necessity

Rose George
The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
4.9 (10 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Big Necessity?

The Big Necessity (2008) takes a detailed look at the issues surrounding human excrement. Most people would rather ignore these issues – but turning a deaf ear is precisely what’s led to the sanitation crises plaguing the world today. Sanitation is too important to dismiss; a lack of it is causing thousands of needless deaths worldwide. Find out what can be done to help in these blinks.

Wer The Big Necessity lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s ever had a bowel movement
  • Anthropologists interested in city-planning, urban design and living
  • Activists interested in global health and saving lives

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Triumph of Seeds von Thor Hanson

The Triumph of Seeds

Thor Hanson
How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
4.3 (30 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Triumph of Seeds?

The Triumph of Seeds (2015) tells the amazing story of the influence of seeds. Find out how plants have managed to endure and evolve over the course of Earth’s long history and how they manipulated both man and animal into doing their bidding.

Wer The Triumph of Seeds lesen sollte

  • Students of biology, ecology or agriculture
  • Botanists
  • Readers who love natural science or gardening

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Playing the Whore von Melissa Gira Grant

Playing the Whore

Melissa Gira Grant
The Work of Sex Work
3.4 (146 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Playing the Whore?

Playing The Whore (2014) busts the myths still surrounding the topic of sex work and explores how and why society continues to shame the chosen profession of the sexually liberated. Unfortunately, society’s attitudes and laws often endanger, rather than protect, those who work in the sex industry. Discover why that is and why it’s time to change our perspective on one of the oldest professions in the world.

Wer Playing the Whore lesen sollte

  • Sexually liberated people tired of being judged
  • Conservative people curious about the opinion of a sex worker
  • Social workers looking for a different perspective

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Napoleon’s Buttons von Penny LeCouter & Jay Burreson

Napoleon’s Buttons

Penny LeCouter & Jay Burreson
How 17 Molecules Changed History
4.5 (60 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Napoleon’s Buttons?

Napoleon’s Buttons (2004) is all about the molecules that have guided the course of human history in the unlikeliest of ways. These blinks explore how major geopolitical and social changes can be traced back to the simple bonding of atoms in a molecule.

Wer Napoleon’s Buttons lesen sollte

  • People interested in the history of chemistry
  • Students of history who want a different perspective on world events
  • Anyone who’s intrigued by the ways everyday objects have changed world history

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Story of Sushi von Trevor Corson

The Story of Sushi

Trevor Corson
An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice
4.0 (48 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Story of Sushi?

The Story of Sushi (2007) takes a closer look at the classic Japanese dish that has taken the Western world by storm. Discover the secrets behind both the traditional and more modern ingredients of sushi – and find out what kind of rituals and techniques are used to make the perfect nigiri.

Wer The Story of Sushi lesen sollte

  • Sushi skeptics wondering what’s so great about tiny portions of rice and fish
  • Foodies who want to know what makes the best sushi
  • Chefs and restaurateurs wishing to add sushi to their menu

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Wellness Syndrome von Carl Cederström and André Spicer

The Wellness Syndrome

Carl Cederström and André Spicer
3.0 (48 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Wellness Syndrome?

The Wellness Syndrome (2015) explains why a health craze that’s sweeping the world may not be all that healthy for you. These blinks get to the root of why we’re obsessed with making ourselves happier, healthier and harder-working – and who is reaping the benefits of this obsession.

Wer The Wellness Syndrome lesen sollte

  • Self-help practitioners looking for alternate viewpoints
  • Students of sociology
  • People suffering from work-related anxiety or depression

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Rift von Alex Perry

The Rift

Alex Perry
A New Africa Breaks Free
4.3 (61 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Rift?

The Rift (2015) is a revealing look at Africa’s emergence as a continent no longer defined by poverty, war, corruption and dependence on the West. Find out how modern farming methods, solar and mobile technologies and new leadership are creating a brighter future for Africa.

Wer The Rift lesen sollte

  • Investors looking for new opportunities in Africa
  • Those dubious of the idea that Africa is only about war and famine

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Narconomics von Tom Wainwright


Tom Wainwright
How to Run a Drug Cartel
4.5 (45 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Narconomics?

Narconomics (2016) gives us a tour of the business side of the $300-billion global narcotics industry. From human resources to PR to franchising and diversification, these blinks show how drug cartels run their operations not unlike highly successful businesses. By exploring the economic phenomena at work behind the world’s drug problem, the author presents new insights into how governments can defeat it.

Wer Narconomics lesen sollte

  • Students looking for fascinating applications of micro and macroeconomics
  • Readers interested in alternative perspectives on social issues
  • Anyone curious as to how the narcotics industry really works

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Moody Bitches von Julie Holland

Moody Bitches

Julie Holland
The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy
4.0 (55 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Moody Bitches?

Moody Bitches (2015) is your guide to the female body and brain. These blinks explain some of the reasons behind the emotions and fluctuating moods that women can experience and how they can better tune into themselves, embrace their feelings and their bodies.

Wer Moody Bitches lesen sollte

  • Women who are frustrated by their mood swings
  • Young girls who want to know more about their brains and bodies
  • Women who want to have better sex

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Falling Upwards von Richard Holmes

Falling Upwards

Richard Holmes
How We Took to The Air
4.0 (13 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Falling Upwards?

Falling Upwards (2014) details the surprisingly rich history of hot-air balloons. It begins with the first successful human attempts to take to the air using balloons and goes on to chronicle their clandestine role in escape attempts and military ventures. From daring balloonists from the golden age of ballooning to the literature they inspired, it’s all covered here.

Wer Falling Upwards lesen sollte

  • Anyone with a taste for exploration and invention
  • Science enthusiasts
  • Historians of science

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Built von Roma Agrawal


Roma Agrawal
The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
4.9 (7 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Built?

Built (2018) tells the story of some of society’s unsung heroes: structural engineers. Sadly, structural engineering tends only to enter the news when something goes wrong, like when a building falls or a bridge collapses. In Built, Agrawal gives a fuller picture of what it means to be an engineer, offering a range of stories and engaging tidbits about the structures of our world and the people who built them.

Wer Built lesen sollte

  • People curious about how buildings are made
  • Aspiring structural engineers
  • Students interested in the history of engineering

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: We Are Displaced von Malala Yousafzai

We Are Displaced

Malala Yousafzai
My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
4.4 (85 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in We Are Displaced?

In We Are Displaced (2018), international activist Malala Yousafzai shares her story of becoming displaced from her homeland of Pakistan. She also shares the stories of some of the women and girls she has met while visiting refugee camps across the globe. With over 68.5 million people currently displaced from their homes worldwide, these stories are a vivid and important reminder of the individuality and humanity of each and every displaced person.

Wer We Are Displaced lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the stories of refugees
  • People inspired by the resilience of women and girls
  • Those looking to dig deeper into the causes of displacement

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: How to Change Your Mind von Michael Pollan

How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollan
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
4.4 (315 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Change Your Mind?

How to Change Your Mind (2018) is a fascinating account of one man’s exploration of the psychedelic drug world. Author Michael Pollan takes readers along for the ride as he learns first-hand about the positive aspects of psychedelic drugs, including the healing and restorative effects they can have on people suffering from depression and addiction. Readers will also hear from neuroscientists to learn exactly what is happening in the brain during a psychedelic trip.

Wer How to Change Your Mind lesen sollte

  • Psychologists and therapists
  • Depressive people and addicts
  • Spiritual seekers

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Go Like Hell von A. J. Baime

Go Like Hell

A. J. Baime
Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
4.4 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Go Like Hell?

Go Like Hell (2009) tells the remarkable story of a high point in automotive racing: the mid-60s rivalry between Ford and Ferrari, two very different car manufacturers that wanted to win at all costs. The pinnacle of this rivalry was the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most gruelling endurance race in the world as well as the most prestigious.

Wer Go Like Hell lesen sollte

  • Fans of the Ford vs. Ferrari movie
  • NASCAR and racing enthusiasts
  • Anyone who loves a good sports story

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Written in History von Simon Sebag Montefiore

Written in History

Simon Sebag Montefiore
Letters that Changed the World
3.8 (93 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Written in History?

Written in History (2018) takes a look at some of the world’s most important letters. From love letters revealing the intimate sides of Mozart and Stalin to political statements which altered the course of history, these blinks guide you through the personal thoughts of many renowned figures of the past. As you’ll see, letters give us insight into historical events as well as remind us what it means to be human.

Wer Written in History lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Students of political science or communications
  • Readers interested in the private thoughts of powerful people

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Touching the Rock von John M. Hull

Touching the Rock

John M. Hull
An Experience of Blindness
4.6 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Touching the Rock?

Touching the Rock (1990) is an account of one man’s understanding of blindness. Having lost his sight as a full-grown man, John M. Hull explores the daily psychological and physical experience of being blind, the tools that the blind use to navigate space and relationships, and the meaning of blindness in a sighted world.

Wer Touching the Rock lesen sollte

  • Friends, relatives, or romantic partners of the blind
  • Anyone suffering from depression or a physical disability
  • Students of philosophy or psychology

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth von Thomas Morris

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth

Thomas Morris
And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine
3.6 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth?

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth (2018) charts some of the most interesting and unpredictable events in the emergence of modern medicine. From tragic operations to bizarre cures, these blinks explore a history of medicine that most doctors would prefer to ignore.

Wer The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth lesen sollte

  • Medical workers interested in the hidden history of medicine
  • Science buffs keen to discover some of history’s wackiest medical theories
  • History nerds interested in a fascinating historical niche

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Ping-Pong Diplomacy von Nicholas Griffin

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

Nicholas Griffin
The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
4.6 (67 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Ping-Pong Diplomacy?

Ping-Pong Diplomacy (2014) is the tale of how China and the United States ended two decades of diplomatic silence and antagonism. This breakthrough did not originate in embassies or politicians’ offices. Instead, it began at the ping-pong table. These blinks show how a sport shaped by a communist-leaning aristocrat changed politics forever. 

Wer Ping-Pong Diplomacy lesen sollte

  • Those with an eye for unusual history
  • People who are interested in ping-pong and politics
  • Sports fans interested in how their passion can change the world

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Open von Johan Norberg


Johan Norberg
The Story of Human Progress
4.5 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Open?

Open (2020) traces the progress of ancient and modern human accomplishments, and reveals that behind all of our major advancements is a policy of openness, tolerance, and free trade. You’ll see how, from the Phoenicians to the Dutch East India Trading Company, the free flow of commerce and ideas has led to wealth, innovation, and problem-solving that would have never been possible otherwise.

Wer Open lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Those interested in the Brexit debate
  • People keen to know the secrets of innovation and progress

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Minor Feelings von Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings

Cathy Park Hong
A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition
3.8 (51 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Minor Feelings?

Minor Feelings (2020) is poet Cathy Park Hong’s searing account of life as an Asian American. Drawing on her own experiences alongside penetrating insights, it paints a picture of the purgatorial status that Asian Americans still face.

Wer Minor Feelings lesen sollte

  • Those looking to explore what it means to be Asian in the United States today
  • Memoir lovers
  • People who want to expand their understanding of racial issues

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Light of Days von Judy Batalion

The Light of Days

Judy Batalion
The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
4.6 (74 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Light of Days?

The Light of Days (2021) tells the thrilling and harrowing story of the Jewish women in Nazi-occupied Poland who served as resistance fighters during World War II. These women took up arms in ghetto uprisings and served as important couriers on dangerous missions to transport guns and supplies across a hostile territory.

Wer The Light of Days lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Anyone interested in forgotten World War II stories
  • People who are inspired by fearless women

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Authoritarian Moment von Ben Shapiro

The Authoritarian Moment

Ben Shapiro
How the Left Weaponized America's Institutions Against Dissent
3.6 (185 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Authoritarian Moment?

The Authoritarian Moment (2021) is a plea to preserve America’s foundational freedoms in an era of rising authoritarianism. Rejecting a culture of censorship and conformity, it urges readers to stand up against the intolerance endemic to many modern institutions.

Wer The Authoritarian Moment lesen sollte

  • Americans of all political parties who fear for their nation’s future
  • Skeptics of widespread wokeism, ideological intolerance, and cancel culture
  • Anyone concerned with preserving foundational American freedoms

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Woke, Inc. von Vivek Ramaswamy

Woke, Inc.

Vivek Ramaswamy
Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam
3.9 (207 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Woke, Inc.?

Woke, Inc. (2021) explores how the ideology of wokeness has come to infect America’s corporate sphere. While paying lip service to various social-justice causes, major American companies are acting in ways that are anything but just –⁠ and generating major profit in the process. Aside from being a nefarious way for corporations to make money, this strategy is also doing lasting damage to American democracy in surprising ways, and it’s time to snuff it out.

Wer Woke, Inc. lesen sollte

  • Conservatives and centrists worried about the excesses of progressivism
  • Liberals who want to hear the other side’s perspective
  • Anyone interested in American social ills

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Extended Mind von Annie Murphy Paul

The Extended Mind

Annie Murphy Paul
The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
4.8 (1.003 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Extended Mind?

The Extended Mind (2021) is an exploration of the power of thinking outside the confines of your brain. It shows that the path to greater intelligence is not locked within your skull. Rather, it's a path through your body, your environment and your relationships with others. 

Wer The Extended Mind lesen sollte

  • People interested in the interaction of the body, brain and environment
  • Anyone interested in designing better spaces for creativity and teamwork
  • Anyone who’d like to optimize their working and learning relationships

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: On the Fringe von Michael D. Gordin

On the Fringe

Michael D. Gordin
Where Science Meets Pseudoscience
4.0 (113 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On the Fringe?

On the Fringe (2021) delves into what defines a pseudoscience along historical and philosophical lines. With the rise of climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers, understanding the demarcation between science and pseudoscience has a newfound urgency. By exploring pseudosciences such as astrology, the flat-Earth model, and ESP, we can learn about the nature of science in both the past and the present.

Wer On the Fringe lesen sollte

  • Historians, scientists, and philosophers
  • Astrology enthusiasts
  • Climate-change activists

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Soul of a Woman von Isabel Allende

The Soul of a Woman

Isabel Allende
A personal meditation on life, feminism, and what it means to be a woman
4.4 (69 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Soul of a Woman?

The Soul of a Woman (2021) is an honest and personal meditation on life, feminism, and what it means to be a woman. Drawing on experiences from the author’s life, it explores issues around women’s oppression, love, ambition, aging, and abuse. It is at once the story of one woman and the story of all women.

Wer The Soul of a Woman lesen sollte

  • Anyone who has experienced misogyny
  • Men who want to understand what life is like for women
  • Fans of biographies and memoirs

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Wanting von Luke Burgis


Luke Burgis
The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
4.5 (124 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Wanting?

Wanting (2021) provides a riveting, philosophical answer to the question Why do we want the things we want? Drawing on theories originally developed by the celebrated polymath René Girard, it reveals an uncomfortable truth: that our desires are all ultimately a product of other people’s desires. The point isn’t to eliminate them,⁠ but rather to choose, carefully and consciously, which ones we should actually strive for. 

Wer Wanting lesen sollte

  • Lovers of philosophy, psychology, and literature
  • Dedicated self-improvers
  • Young entrepreneurs and business leaders

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Disability Visibility von Alice Wong

Disability Visibility

Alice Wong
First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
4.2 (83 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Disability Visibility?

Disability Visibility (2020) is a compilation of original essays by people with disabilities. There are too few stories about what it’s like to be a disabled person navigating environments designed for the nondisabled. This collection brings visibility to some of these diverse experiences, and shows how limiting our ideas about disability really are.

Wer Disability Visibility lesen sollte

  • Disabled people looking for stories that represent diverse experiences of living with disabilities
  • Nondisabled people interested in confronting their prejudices about what it means to be disabled
  • Activists wanting to strengthen their movements by making them more intersectional

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: This Is Your Mind on Plants von Michael Pollan

This Is Your Mind on Plants

Michael Pollan
4.3 (294 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in This Is Your Mind on Plants?

This Is Your Mind on Plants (2021) is a vivid, intricate probe into the history, chemistry, and effects of three plant-derived drugs: opium, caffeine, and mescaline. These substances – a sedative, a stimulant, and a hallucinogen – represent a large part of the human experience with drugs. It’s time to shed new light on how they’ve shaped our histories, cultures, and minds.

Wer This Is Your Mind on Plants lesen sollte

  • Psychonauts and introspective thinkers
  • Botanists, plant lovers, and science geeks
  • Anyone interested in the history of the US war on drugs and its effects

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Hundred Years' War on Palestine von Rashid Khalidi

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Rashid Khalidi
A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
4.4 (232 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Hundred Years' War on Palestine?

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine (2020) is a detailed and rigorous look at one of the most misunderstood regions of the world. This timely text chronicles Palestinian history from the perspective of Palestinians. 

Wer The Hundred Years' War on Palestine lesen sollte

  • Outsiders keen to learn Palestine’s complex history
  • Zionists open to alternative perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict
  • Anyone seeking to understand current events in the Middle East

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Nice Racism von Robin DiAngelo

Nice Racism

Robin DiAngelo
How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm
3.1 (295 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Nice Racism?

Nice Racism (2021) challenges everything we think we know about racism. Most racists don’t belong to the far right, and they don’t consciously support white supremacy. Instead, they’re “nice” progressive white people who commit daily microaggressions because they’ve never properly confronted their own biases. By abandoning niceness and becoming accountable instead, white people can develop into better allies in the fight for racial justice.

Wer Nice Racism lesen sollte

  • White activists seeking better tools to fight racism 
  • White would-be allies who are ready to confront their internal biases
  • Black people and people of color interested in learning more about the workings of white supremacy

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: How Proust Can Change Your Life von Alain de Botton

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton
4.6 (321 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How Proust Can Change Your Life?

How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997) melds literary biography with a self-help structure to argue that reading the work of twentieth-century French author Marcel Proust is not only culturally enriching, but potentially life-enhancing. Botton’s close reading of Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, offers up surprising and delightful insights into how to live better.

Wer How Proust Can Change Your Life lesen sollte

  • Voracious readers who have yet to embark on In Search of Lost Time
  • Reluctant readers who’d like to read more than they currently do
  • Anyone looking to take on a literary challenge

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: You Are Your Best Thing von Edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

You Are Your Best Thing

Edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown
Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
4.2 (94 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in You Are Your Best Thing?

You Are Your Best Thing (2021) is an anthology of original essays that explore Black experiences of living, loving, and parenting in America today. It examines concepts like vulnerability and shame, and shows that the key to personal healing lies in confronting white supremacy and the racist systems that make Black people feel unsafe in their communities. 

Wer You Are Your Best Thing lesen sollte

  • Black people looking for tools to heal from trauma
  • Psychology-lovers seeking new perspectives on how the personal and political intersect
  • Those who want to deepen their understanding of the impact of racism in America

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century von Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein
Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life
3.9 (418 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century?

Hunter Gatherers (2021) explores the mismatch between our evolutionary tendencies and our modern environments. It outlines how seemingly innocuous aspects of contemporary living are harming us, and stifling our true nature and potential.

Wer A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century lesen sollte

  • Psychology buffs looking for fresh insights
  • Anyone interested in evolutionary biology
  • Fans of natural history

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: How to be a Conservative von Roger Scruton

How to be a Conservative

Roger Scruton
3.6 (174 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to be a Conservative?

How to be a Conservative (2014) presents the case for traditional conservatism in a world that seems inhospitable to its existence. In this short volume, English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton lays out the case for the nation-state, a free market, and a more sensible approach to multiculturalism and human rights.

Wer How to be a Conservative lesen sollte

  • Those who walk on the right side of politics
  • Anyone interested in political philosophy
  • Leftists looking for an alternative perspective

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: A Room of One’s Own von Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf
4.5 (226 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Room of One’s Own?

A Room of One's Own (1929) is a perceptive rumination on gender and self-expression. This extended essay explores the social and structural barriers women face when creating art.

Wer A Room of One’s Own lesen sollte

  • Artists looking for inspiring words
  • Women exploring the history of feminism 
  • Those struggling to understand social injustice

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: No Cure for Being Human von Kate Bowler

No Cure for Being Human

Kate Bowler
(and Other Truths I Need to Hear)
4.1 (247 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in No Cure for Being Human?

No Cure for Being Human (2021) is the thoughtful chronicle of Kate Bowler’s attempts to make the most of her life after a brutal cancer diagnosis at only 35. Part memoir, part critique of the widespread obsession with positivity, No Cure for Being Human is a poignant dispatch from the fragile border between life and death.

Wer No Cure for Being Human lesen sollte

  • Those who’ve supporting a loved one through a serious diagnosis, or have received one themselves
  • Critics of the prosperity gospel and impeccably curated Instagram feeds
  • Those grappling with the idea that they, too, might be incurably human

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Quick Fix von Jesse Singal

The Quick Fix

Jesse Singal
Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills
4.2 (78 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Quick Fix?

The Quick Fix (2021) is a skeptical study of recent trends in behavioral psychology. Academic studies and TED talks may appear to make a convincing case for the power of positive thinking or the impact of implicit bias, but sometimes the evidence just isn’t there. In a complex world, the explanations for human behavior are often more nuanced than some modern psychologists would have you believe.

Wer The Quick Fix lesen sollte

  • Psychology skeptics
  • Those interested in societal problems and human behavior
  • Anyone who has ever viewed a TED talk

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Dawn of Everything von David Graeber & David Wengrow

The Dawn of Everything

David Graeber & David Wengrow
A New History of Humanity
4.1 (354 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Dawn of Everything?

The Dawn of Everything (2021) is a reimagining of the history of humanity, based on new discoveries in the worlds of anthropology and archeology. According to the authors, new findings challenge what we thought we knew about hierarchies, inequality, property, and the state. 

Wer The Dawn of Everything lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s ever shaken their fist at bureaucracy
  • History lovers of all stripes
  • Those who want to be Indiana Jones when they grow up

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Cinema Speculation von Quentin Tarantino

Cinema Speculation

Quentin Tarantino
4.1 (129 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Cinema Speculation?

Cinema Speculation (2022) is part personal history, part movie criticism, and part film reporting. It takes a look at several key 1970s movies from director Quentin Tarantino’s perspective. While he discusses each movie, he sometimes also indulges in a few what-ifs.

Wer Cinema Speculation lesen sollte

  • Film buffs eager to get inside Quentin Tarantino’s mind
  • Dirty Harry, Taxi Driver, and Escape From Alcatraz aficionados
  • Fans of Don Siegel and Martin Scorsese

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Dominion von Tom Holland


Tom Holland
How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
4.3 (85 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Dominion?

Dominion (2021) is a grandiose look at the impact Christianity has had on the development of the Western mind. From its roots in antiquity to the pop singles of the twentieth century, the story follows the dramatic development of Christian thought over three thousand years.

Wer Dominion lesen sollte

  • Lovers of broad-sweep history
  • Those looking for an insouciant take on European history
  • Anyone who thinks they know what Christianity is all about

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Forgotten 500 von Gregory A. Freeman

The Forgotten 500

Gregory A. Freeman
The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II
4.6 (192 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Forgotten 500?

The Forgotten 500 (2007) tells the story of Allied airmen who were trapped behind enemy lines in World War II and the courageous citizens of Yugoslavia who risked everything to help them get home. For political reasons, the story remained classified for decades until the 1980s. But now, the events leading to the largest rescue operation of the war are available to us all.

Wer The Forgotten 500 lesen sollte

  • Any and all who are interested in the Balkans or World War II history
  • Serbians and Americans looking to learn more about their nations’ past
  • Everyone who enjoys a riveting story about people overcoming overwhelming odds

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Free Speech von Jacob Mchangama

Free Speech

Jacob Mchangama
A History from Socrates to Social Media
4.5 (128 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Free Speech?

Free Speech (2022) traces the history of this world-defining idea. It provides a soapbox for some of free speech’s greatest proponents and highlights key events that pushed the idea forward from ancient times to the present. Offering an evenhanded treatment of the costs and benefits of free speech throughout history, it’s a powerful retort to all those forces that threaten to erode free speech today.

Wer Free Speech lesen sollte

  • Passionate defenders of free speech who could use more argumentative ammunition 
  • Students preparing for campus debates on whether free speech should be limited
  • Anyone on the left or right seeking insight into modern-day debates on free speech

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Dear America von Graham Allen

Dear America

Graham Allen
Live Like It's 9/12
3.4 (195 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Dear America?

Dear America (2021) is a call to action for Americans. It implores them to unite despite differences – and preserve their nation before it’s too late.

Wer Dear America lesen sollte

  • Americans of all political stripes
  • Anyone interested in US history
  • People intent on preserving free speech and diversity of thought

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Rogues von Patrick Radden Keefe


Patrick Radden Keefe
True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks
4.0 (137 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Rogues?

Rogues (2022) is a compilation of veteran journalist Patrick Radden Keefe’s most famous profiles for the New Yorker Magazine. Keefe delves into the lives of notorious criminals and con artists, exploring their complex motivations. He examines the societies that made them and the systems we have for bringing people to justice.

Wer Rogues lesen sollte

  • Fans of long-form journalism 
  • Anyone interested in how the rogues of this world get away with their crimes
  • People interested in psychology and how past events can influence human behavior

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Nomad Century von Gaia Vince

Nomad Century

Gaia Vince
How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World
4.0 (79 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Nomad Century?

Nomad Century (2022) proposes a radical solution to the looming climate apocalypse, one that’s as practical as it is controversial. To tackle the effects of climate change, we need to migrate and be more tolerant of those who’ve been forced to move.

Wer Nomad Century lesen sollte

  • Supranational bodies trying to tackle the climate crisis
  • Governments dealing with climate migration
  • Scientists, communities, and NGOs

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Myth of American Inequality von Phil Gramm, Robert Ekelund & John Early

The Myth of American Inequality

Phil Gramm, Robert Ekelund & John Early
How Government Biases Policy Debate
4.0 (88 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Myth of American Inequality?

The Myth of American Inequality (2022) corrects widespread misconceptions about inequality in the United States. Taking aim at misleading official statistics, it shows that poverty has all but disappeared in today’s America and that the gap between rich and “poor” isn’t nearly as large as many people assume. 

Wer The Myth of American Inequality lesen sollte

  • Politicos and policymakers
  • Historians and economists
  • Anyone interested in contemporary debates about economic justice

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Walk the Blue Line von James Patterson and Matt Eversmann

Walk the Blue Line

James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
They walk the line between life and death
4.2 (13 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Walk the Blue Line?

Walk the Blue Line (2023) is a collection of real-life stories from police and law enforcement officers working across the United States. Their experiences detail the good, the bad, the gory, and the lasting influence these events have on their lives.

Wer Walk the Blue Line lesen sollte

  • Anyone with an interest in policing
  • Organizations seeking dialogue between communities and law enforcement
  • Citizens trying to understand what it feels like to work as a policeman in the US

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Faith Still Moves Mountains von Harris Faulkner

Faith Still Moves Mountains

Harris Faulkner
Miraculous Stories of the Healing Power of Prayer
3.9 (47 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Faith Still Moves Mountains?

Faith Still Moves Mountains (2022) is a collection of inspiring real-life stories that reveal God’s presence in our lives. Drawing on the testimonies of people who have triumphed against the odds, it shows that prayer is more than a ritual – it’s an essential spiritual strategy in a world filled with hardships.

Wer Faith Still Moves Mountains lesen sollte

  • Believers interested in spiritual practices
  • History buffs
  • Anyone who loves inspiring stories

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Myth of Normal von Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté

The Myth of Normal

Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture
4.6 (895 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Myth of Normal?

The Myth of Normal (2022) unpacks why chronic disease and mental illness are on the rise. Western medicine focuses on individual pathologies, but what if the key actually lies in our culture? Things we consider normal – like stress, adversity, and trauma – are often toxic and breed disease. The pathway back to health rests in identifying and addressing these underlying conditions.

Wer The Myth of Normal lesen sollte

  • Health professionals who want the bigger picture
  • Lovers of a good social critique
  • Anyone working through health challenges

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: “You Just Need to Lose Weight” von Aubrey Gordon

“You Just Need to Lose Weight”

Aubrey Gordon
And 19 Other Myths About Fat People
2.6 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in “You Just Need to Lose Weight”?

“You Just Need to Lose Weight” (2023) takes a deep dive into some of society’s most harmful myths about fat people. By revealing the facts behind these common misconceptions, Aubrey Gordon gives readers the tools to analyze their own internal biases, combat anti-fat discrimination, and support the goal of social acceptance for people of all sizes.

Wer “You Just Need to Lose Weight” lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to learn about the myths surrounding fatness
  • People interested in confronting anti-fat bias and discrimination
  • Supporters of fat activism

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Live Wire von Kelly Ripa

Live Wire

Kelly Ripa
Long-Winded Short Stories
3.1 (101 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Live Wire?

Live Wire (2022) is a compilation of humorous essays by actor and talk show host Kelly Ripa. She opens up about her 30 years in showbiz and shares the challenges and joys of getting ahead in a male-dominated industry while raising a family. 

Wer Live Wire lesen sollte

  • Fans of Kelly Ripa looking for the inside scoop
  • Memoir-lovers who want to learn about one of the power players in media
  • Women looking for inspiration on how to thrive in a male-dominated industry

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Little Women von Louisa M. Alcott

Little Women

Louisa M. Alcott
4.6 (39 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Little Women?

Little Women (1868-1869) tells the story of the four March sisters, and the struggles and day-to-day obstacles they faced while becoming young adults. While the story takes place in the American Northeast, it’s a universal coming-of-age story that has been appreciated around the world.

Wer Little Women lesen sollte

  • Fans of stories told from a female perspective
  • Lovers of classic literature
  • Anyone who likes a good young adult story

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Picasso's War von Hugh Eakin

Picasso's War

Hugh Eakin
How Modern Art Came to America
4.7 (194 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Picasso's War?

Picasso’s War (2022) reveals the fascinating story behind America’s rocky relationship with modern art. It shows how a small group of individuals were able to overcome ridicule and accusations of “degenerate art” in order to turn the country into a haven for the world’s most progressive artists.

Wer Picasso's War lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Fans of Pablo Picasso and modern art

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Real Self-Care von Pooja Lakshmin

Real Self-Care

Pooja Lakshmin
A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths Not Included)
4.2 (305 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Real Self-Care?

Real Self-Care (2023) exposes the dark side of the global self-care industry by connecting the systemic inequality faced by marginalized groups like women and people of color, and the stress, burnout and chronic illness faced by so many. It offers a science-based alternative and cognitive strategies for living with ease and purpose. 

Wer Real Self-Care lesen sollte

  • Frustrated self-carers who feel they’re somehow doing it wrong
  • Tired life-optimizers who wonder why they still feel behind
  • Those looking for kinder, gentler transformation from the inside-out

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Becoming Supernatural von Joe Dispenza

Becoming Supernatural

Joe Dispenza
How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
4.2 (564 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Becoming Supernatural?

Becoming Supernatural (2017) explores how everyday people can become supernatural. It references breakthrough studies, ongoing research, and incredible stories from regular people that show how anyone can create incredible mental and physical changes within themselves and others by connecting to the unseen energies of the world.

Wer Becoming Supernatural lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in intentionally improving their life
  • People searching for greater connection with the world
  • Those curious about how humans can directly access the quantum realm

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: This Naked Mind von Annie Grace

This Naked Mind

Annie Grace
Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
4.2 (157 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in This Naked Mind?

This Naked Mind (2015) challenges our culture's love affair with alcohol. It offers matter-of-fact, actionable insights that help free drinkers from its perceived hold.

Wer This Naked Mind lesen sollte

  • Party animals who want a permanent break
  • Mindful drinkers seeking balance
  • Curious cats who question cultural norms

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Ethical Slut von Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton

The Ethical Slut

Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton
A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
4.0 (82 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Ethical Slut?

The Ethical Slut (1997) has long been the trusted handbook for anyone exploring sex, romance, and intimacy outside the constraints of monogamy. An updated 2017 edition combines time-tested strategies for navigating polyamory with advice on how to embrace an even greater diversity of orientations and relationship configurations.

Wer The Ethical Slut lesen sollte

  • Pleasure-seekers who’d like to explore a greater variety of sexual partners
  • Seasoned polyamorists who want to make multiple partnerships really work
  • Anyone who lives – or would like to live – outside the strictures of conventional monogamy

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: I Am the Storm von Janice Dean

I Am the Storm

Janice Dean
Inspiring Stories of People Who Fight Against Overwhelming Odds
4.1 (34 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in I Am the Storm?

I Am the Storm (2023) is an inspiring dive into what it takes to stand as a David against a Goliath. From a single gymnast who took on a whole abusive system, to a grieving mother who chose to tackle the US opioid epidemic head on, it shows that anyone can make a stand for what they believe in, no matter how big their opponent may seem.

Wer I Am the Storm lesen sollte

  • Anyone looking for inspiration to face the challenges in their life
  • People sick of big organizations acting with impunity
  • Believers in the strength of human will

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Guns, Germs and Steel von Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond
The Fates Of Human Societies
4.1 (429 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Guns, Germs and Steel?

Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) is a short history of humanity over the last 13,000 years. The question it poses is as simple to state as it is hard to answer: Why did some parts of the world develop advanced technologies while others didn’t? It rejects explanations that rely on assumptions about the relative intelligence of different peoples. Instead, it argues that the divergence of human societies is best explained by natural factors such as climate, biology, and geology. 

Wer Guns, Germs and Steel lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Scientists
  • Anyone interested in the big picture of humanity’s development

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Saving Time von Jenny Odell

Saving Time

Jenny Odell
Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock
4.0 (369 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Saving Time?

Saving Time (2023) takes a deep dive into the complicated concepts surrounding time and the multitude of ways it can be experienced. Combining historical research, philosophical ideas, and social commentary, it offers new approaches to perceiving time that can help us learn to truly live in the present while looking toward a more hopeful future.

Wer Saving Time lesen sollte

  • Anyone curious about the concept of time
  • People suffering from a lack of time or burnout
  • Fans of history, science, and philosophy

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Harvard Psychedelic Club von Don Lattin

The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Don Lattin
How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America
4.2 (177 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Harvard Psychedelic Club?

The Harvard Psychedelic Club (2010) tells the remarkable story of four individuals, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil. Each of these men crossed paths at Harvard University in the early 1960s, where experiments were ongoing involving the consciousness-expanding effects of psychedelic substances. Each went on to explore different paths during the counterculture movement that followed.

Wer The Harvard Psychedelic Club lesen sollte

  • Spiritual seekers
  • People interested in 1960s culture
  • Anyone curious about psychedelic drugs

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Myths of Strategy von Jérôme Barthélemy

Myths of Strategy

Jérôme Barthélemy
Dispel the Misconceptions and Deliver a Winning Strategy
4.6 (51 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Myths of Strategy?

Myths of Strategy (2022) responds to the oversimplified generalizations of modern business gurus and consultants by debunking assertions about strategy. Using peer-reviewed research, the book holds advice on business strategy to the same stringent standards as other scientific and sociological fields of study.

Wer Myths of Strategy lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • C-Suite executives
  • Business students

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Comfort Zone von Kristen Butler

The Comfort Zone

Kristen Butler
Create a Life You Really Love with Less Stress and More Flow
4.3 (521 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Comfort Zone?

The Comfort Zone (2023) busts the age-old myth that growth only happens outside the comfort zone, and offers an alternative vision for achieving goals with ease and flow instead of stress and burnout.

Wer The Comfort Zone lesen sollte

  • Exhausted achievers looking for better results from less effort
  • Burnt-out workaholics seeking balance and joy
  • Anyone looking for more flow in pursuing their goals

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Prosperity von Colin Mayer


Colin Mayer
Better Business Makes the Greater Good
4.1 (148 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Prosperity?

Prosperity (2018) examines how business thinking has led to our current state of social, political, and environmental disaster. Drawing on historical, legal, and economic knowledge, it presents a radical new framework in which both corporations and the broader community can flourish together.

Wer Prosperity lesen sollte

  • Business leaders and company directors
  • MBA students
  • Economic policy developers wanting to fix our broken system

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Siddhartha von Hermann Hesse


Hermann Hesse
4.5 (222 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Siddhartha?

Siddhartha (1922) is the beloved classic novel about a pampered prince who goes on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. Through the depths of asceticism to the heights of worldly success, the novel traces one seeker’s path to enlightenment taking the road less traveled.

Wer Siddhartha lesen sollte

  • Seekers curious about this classic texts
  • Path-finders and way-makers looking for stories of kindred souls
  • Anyone interested in alternative visions for society, religion, success, and relationships

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Poverty, by America von Matthew Desmond

Poverty, by America

Matthew Desmond
3.8 (155 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Poverty, by America?

Poverty, by America (2023) delves into the paradoxical issue of poverty in the abundant country of the United States. It explores potential solutions to this pervasive issue, based on extensive research.

Wer Poverty, by America lesen sollte

  • Poverty abolitionists
  • Lawmakers
  • Corporate leaders and shareholders

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Snow Crash von Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson
4.1 (79 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Snow Crash?

Snow Crash (1992) is a cyberpunk sci-fi novel starring katana-wielding, pizza-delivering hacker Hiro Protagonist and his partner, spunky teen skateboarder Y.T. It features a virus called Snow Crash which pervades both the physical world and the virtual world, also known as the Metaverse. But it soon becomes apparent that Snow Crash is more than just a virus –⁠ as Hiro delves deeper, he discovers a conspiracy that has its roots in ancient Sumerian legends and poses a dire threat to humanity.

Wer Snow Crash lesen sollte

  • Science fiction buffs
  • Tech enthusiasts and futurists 
  • Linguistics and anthropology nerds 

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Kybalion von Three Initiates

The Kybalion

Three Initiates
A Study of Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
4.3 (170 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Kybalion?

Kybalion (1908) is an occult classic of the New Thought movement that claims that mind and thought are the ultimate powers of the universe, and human beings can harness those primal forces – like thought, rhythm, and polarities – for health, wealth, and influence. 

Wer The Kybalion lesen sollte

  • History buffs curious about the foundations of the New Age and self-help movements
  • Esoteric thinkers seeking out the texts that shaped modern occultism
  • Anyone wanting to expand their perspective on metaphysics and consciousness

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Quit Like a Woman von Holly Whitaker

Quit Like a Woman

Holly Whitaker
The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
3.5 (15 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Quit Like a Woman?

Quit Like a Woman (2019) encourages women to reconsider their relationship with alcohol, uncovering the misogynist underpinnings of how alcohol is packaged and marketed to women and proposing a new, feminist road map to sobriety. Through personal anecdotes, insights, and research, the narrative provides a road map for individuals seeking a path to sobriety that aligns more closely with their own experiences and identities.

Wer Quit Like a Woman lesen sollte

  • Women who feel increasingly dependent on alcohol to wind down and relax 
  • Newly sober women eager for guidance on this exciting journey
  • Women in recovery who are tired of patriarchal programme-speak

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Unemployed Millionaire von Matt Morris

The Unemployed Millionaire

Matt Morris
Escape the Rat Race, Fire Your Boss and Live Life on YOUR Terms!
3.8 (79 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Unemployed Millionaire?

The Unemployed Millionaire (2009) takes you on a transformative journey from financial despair to self-made prosperity. It provides actionable insights and strategies for aspiring entrepreneurs, emphasizing the significance of mindset, persistence, and smart decisions in achieving financial freedom. Through a blend of personal anecdotes and practical advice, it offers a roadmap to success even in challenging circumstances.

Wer The Unemployed Millionaire lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for motivation and guidance
  • Professionals considering transitioning away from traditional employment
  • Anyone facing financial difficulties and seeking help to turn their situations around

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: More Than Two von Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert

More Than Two

Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert
A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
4.2 (10 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in More Than Two?

More Than Two (2014) is a guide to ethical polyamory that delves into the complexities of building and maintaining relationships with multiple partners. Through a combination of real-life examples and thoughtful analysis, it explores some of the possibilities of polyamorous relationships, provides practical advice on navigating common challenges, and offers insights into fostering open and honest communication.

Wer More Than Two lesen sollte

  • People curious about exploring ethical non-monogamy
  • Those already practicing consensual non-monogamy and looking for guidance
  • Anyone interested in relationship philosophies beyond traditional monogamy

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide von James Fadiman

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

James Fadiman
Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys
4.6 (16 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide?

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide (2011) is the definitive manual for psychedelic voyagers and those who guide them. Combining original research, personal reports, and shamanistic tradition, it teaches how to create safe and successful psychedelic experiences that facilitate healing, self-discovery, and creativity. 

Wer The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide lesen sollte

  • Psychedelic voyagers or those curious about psychedelic experiences
  • Therapists and psychology professionals interested in psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • Anyone seeking healing from trauma, addiction, anxiety, or depression

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Travel Light von Light Watkins

Travel Light

Light Watkins
Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life
4.7 (21 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Travel Light?

Travel Light (2023) is a refreshing take on the practice and philosophy of minimalism. Rather than focusing on streamlining physical possessions, it suggests that true minimalism begins from within, with the streamlining of beliefs and desires. 

Wer Travel Light lesen sollte

  • Minimalism enthusiasts
  • Those who want to live more simply but don’t necessarily want to give away all their stuff
  • Individuals who’ve already given away their stuff who’re questioning the effectiveness of minimalism

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: What They Teach You at Harvard Business School von Philip Delves Broughton

What They Teach You at Harvard Business School

Philip Delves Broughton
My Two Years Inside The Cauldron of Capitalism
3.7 (290 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What They Teach You at Harvard Business School?

What They Teach You at Harvard Business School (2008) is a candid insider's view into one of the world’s most prestigious business schools, providing insights into its curriculum, culture, and impact on students' lives. Through case studies, math, and unsolicited advice, it follows one unlikely student’s memorable experience obtaining this coveted MBA, revealing both the strengths and shortcomings of the HBS education along the way.

Wer What They Teach You at Harvard Business School lesen sollte

  • Business and marketing students
  • Those curious about the inner workings of the world-renowned Harvard Business School
  • Anyone considering doing an MBA

Alternative Perspectives Bücher: Doppelganger von Naomi Klein


Naomi Klein
A Trip into the Mirror World
4.0 (9 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Doppelganger?

Doppelganger (2023) explores what happened after the author, Naomi Klein, spent years being mistaken for media personality Naomi Wolf, her ideological opposite, and how this bizarre situation provided insight into our polarized era. Blending memoir, analysis, and doppelganger mythology, Klein uses her uncanny experience to investigate the fragmented culture of social media avatars, conspiracy thinking, and political tribalism threatening modern democracies.

Wer Doppelganger lesen sollte

  • Those curious about the impacts of social media on society and politics
  • Political thinkers concerned with increasing polarization and conspiracy theories
  • Anyone seeking insights on how to bridge divides and find common ground in a divided culture

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