Week 3: Books-Blog 3 Three Engrossing Books

By Celeste DiLullo

“The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things” by Barry Glassner.

This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the media and how it manipulates fear. This book helped me understand why “bad” news is frequently part of news shows and articles. It covers topics that not only enforce stereotypes, but gives us a new perspective in a clear, concise way.

link: You can buy it on Amazon

 

“Schindler’s List” by Thomas Keneally.

This novel, which takes place during the Holocaust, focuses on a man named Oskar Schindler. His actions to save Jewish people from death comes across as compelling, noble, and honorable. An important lesson that I learned from this book was that, even in the worst conditions, there is a way to survive against all odds and still be able to save/help others.

Link: You can also get it on AmazonOr you can watch the movie instead

 

“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

Professor Randy Pausch makes one final lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” at Carnegie Mellon before he passed away from cancer. The lecture and notes show how much love and dedication the former professor had for his work. “The Last Lecture” encouraged my love for teaching, and I strive to be a great professor like he was.

Link: You can watch his Final Lecture on TED TalksOr you can buy the book if you prefer reading

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