Amazon Book Review recommends USER FRIENDLY

October 15, 2019

For Amazon Book Review, Chris Schluep recommends Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabrican’ts new book:

“In this job, you never know what book is going to come across your desk. Sometimes you see something unexpected, pick it up, and discover yourself reading and reading. Those chance discoveries are a really fun part of our job. Recently, I picked up a book called User Friendly by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant (November 19), which has the subtitle “How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play,” and I’ve just been reading and reading ever since. The basic point of the book goes back to an Apple advertisement that the authors cite in the beginning of the book. To paraphrase: One day some engineers decided, since computers are so smart, let’s teach computers about people instead of having to teach people about computers. For some reason I found myself rolling that idea around in my mind; it really caught my attention. The book hasn’t lost my attention since.”

LA Times publishes Wendy Wood op-ed

October 14, 2019

Wendy Wood, author of Good Habits, Bad Habits, pens op-ed in LA Times, “How to kick your cellphone addiction — and other bad habits, too”.

Wendy Wood on Good Morning America

October 01, 2019

​The USC professor and Good Habits, Bad Habits author discusses the science of habits on Good Morning America.

Publishers Weekly review Wendy Wood’s GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS

September 25, 2019

“[An] enlightening debut… insightful, data-driven advice…Wood’s research & perspective on the malleability of habits will bring hope to any reader looking to create long-term behavioral change.”

Washington Post recommends GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS

September 25, 2019

Bethanne Patrick includes Wendy Wood’s Good Habits, Bad Habits, in her list for The Washington Post, “10 Books to Read in October”.

Publishers Weekly on USER FRIENDLY: “an engrossing history”

September 23, 2019

Publishers Weekly reviews Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant’s USER FRIENDLY:

“An erudite & insightful exploration of a revolution in human thinking that most people have probably never considered.”


August 26, 2019

​National Book Review includes Amy Gutmann and Jonathan Moreno’s new book in their list of “5 Hot Books”:

“Their clear, short and conversational, jargon-free chapters, which weave in stories from their own medical care, will prompt readers to be prepared and take control of their medical decision-making on choices such as organ donation and transplantation, physician-assisted suicide, as well as questions of business ethics and cybersecurity.”

Adam Grant recommends GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS

August 25, 2019

For LinkedIn, Adam Grant recommends Wendy Wood’s Good Habits, Bad Habits in his list of “new fall books to read on behavioral science, leadership and life.”

“If you’ve ever struggled to make or break a habit, this is the book you need to read. USC psychologist Wendy Wood is widely recognized as the authority on the science of habits, and her lively writing busts myths and builds evidence about what actually helps with making behavior changes that last.”

Society of Environmental Journalists Honors Pulitzer Center Grantees

August 16, 2019

Society of Environmental Journalists honors Pulitzer Center Grantee and Losing Earth author Nathaniel Rich.

Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno publish op-ed in New York Times

August 14, 2019

The authors of Everybody Wants to go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die pen an op-ed for New York Times, “The Ethical Mess of Our Health Care System.”

“The party exclusively responsible for passing the ACA is now waging political warfare over whether to reform it or eliminate it.”

Nadia Owusu in Washington Post’s The Lily

August 07, 2019

Nadia Owusu, winner of a 2019 Whiting Award, honors Toni Morrison in The Lily: “In Toni Morrison’s words, I found the wisdom and protection my mother wasn’t able to provide.”

Announcing the 2019 winners of the Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes

July 18, 2019

​Lit Hub covers the five 2019 winners of the Whiting Foundation’s Literary Magazine Prizes:

The Common (Amherst, MA)

American Short Fiction (Austin, TX)

Black Warrior Review (Tuscaloosa, AL)

The Margins, A Publication of Asian American Writers’ Workshop (New York, NY)

The Offing (Seattle, WA)

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