What I’m Reading


The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why by Amanda Ripley (After reading about the little girl who played dead during the Sandy Hook shootings and then emerged into the daylight covered with blood to be reunited with her family, I picked up this book again. It is not a survival guide as much as a social psychology book on how humans react in disasters and how, if we analyze our behaviors and understand our individual personalities, we can increase survival chances. A journalist, she studies many tragedies of the 20th/21st century–9/11, tsunami, earthquakes, fire, plane crashes, etc.–as cases and examples for us to learn from. FASCINATING.

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