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Early October Reading List

Here's what's on my nightstand the next few weeks.

Lou Reed: The King of New York
by Will Hermes

I'm pretty excited to read the new Lou Reed biography by Will Hermes. Hermes is the first biographer to draw from the New York Public Library’s Lou Reed archive.
Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop?
by Chris van Tulleken

Explores the science behind why we eat ultra-processed foods and how they are designed to be addictive, making it difficult to stop eating them.
Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World
by Deckle Edge

A book about the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, which was caused by a combination of climate change, oil sands development, and forest management practices.
A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett
by Rob Chapman

Biography of the Pink Floyd singer-songwriter, drawing on exclusive access to family, friends, archives, journals, letters, and artwork to create a portrait of a brilliant and tragic artist.
Blight - Fungi and the Coming Pandemic
by Rosemary Benson

A look at the growing threat of fungal diseases to plants, animals, and humans, and the need to take this threat more seriously. Sound familiar?
The Practice of Practice
by Jonathan Harnum

Advice from a musician on how to practice music more effectively, so that you can improve your skills faster. Lessons supposedly apply to more than music.
The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
by Joseph Henrich

A look into why the way Western people think has made them so successful economically.
Every Man for Himself and God Against All: A Memoir
by Werner Herzog (Author)

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog publishes his memoir on October 10th. 🤤 I cannot wait to read his adventures.