Everyone Reads: Mark Duplass

Mark Duplass is one of the most successful independent filmmakers working today. With his brother, Jay Duplass, he has created countless films and television shows as well as their memoir on creativity, Like Brothers. Here, Mark shares why he loves reading and libraries.

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Cover of "The Overstory" by Richard Powers depicting a forest scene with a Pulitzer Prize winner badge.

The Overstory by Richard Powers

An impassioned novel of activism is comprised of interlocking fables about nine strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.

Cover of "The Night of the Gun" by David Carr, featuring photos of Carr and bold text with book details and endorsements.

The Night of the Gun by David Carr

A confessional account of the author’s struggles with addiction traces his rise from a crack house regular to a columnist for The New York Times, describing his experiences with rehabilitation, cancer, and single parenthood.

Book cover: "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell, red background with blue shapes and text praising the book.

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.

Book cover with a gradient background; text reads: "This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World" by Yancey Strickler.

This Could Be Our Future by Yancey Strickler

Challenging popular assumptions that today’s adversarial world is natural and inevitable, the co-founder of Kickstarter and regular guest speaker outlines a blueprint for a society that looks beyond money to maximize the values that make life worth living.

Book cover of "There There" by Tommy Orange featuring black text over a red and orange feather design.

There There by Tommy Orange

A novel—which grapples with the complex history of Native Americans and a plague of addiction, abuse and suicide—follows 12 characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.

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