The time has come to look at the the most exciting nonfiction releases of November 2023. As we step into November, I’ve scoured the literary landscape to bring you a collection of 5 new thought-provoking books worth your attention. Let’s dive straight into this month’s nonfiction releases. This November release list is also available in curated video format on YouTube.
1. “Same as Ever” by Morgan Housel
Discovering the Unchanging Truths
Embark on a journey to uncover the timeless truths that underpin our ever-changing world with “Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes” by Morgan Housel. This author, known for his enlightening work “The Psychology of Money,” which I liked a lot, invites us to explore the unchanging foundations of life. Scheduled for release on December 7th, this book offers a guide to understanding the enduring aspects of our existence. In a world of constant flux, Housel’s work reminds us to start with what remains constant. A book for anyone interested in diving into this fascinating exploration of unchanging truths.
2. “Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World” by Scott Shigeoka
Nurturing the Power of Curiosity
Curiosity is a powerful force that can shape our lives and impact the world. In “Seek” by Scott Shigeoka, we embark on a journey through curiosity’s transformative potential. Shigeoka combines cutting-edge research on curiosity with the wisdom derived from years of grassroots community work. Along the way, we encounter a diverse range of individuals, from ancient wayfinders of the Pacific Ocean to dedicated Catholic nuns and millennial seekers. Together, their stories illuminate the profound impact of deep curiosity. Let’s embrace the spirit of exploration and uncover how curiosity can transform our lives and the world around us.
3. “Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines” by Joy Buolamwini
Revealing the AI bias
Joy Buolamwini’s “Unmasking AI” takes us on an extraordinary journey, revealing the unsettling truths hidden within the world of artificial intelligence. Buolamwini, a pioneer who began her foray into computer science and robotics during her high school years, exposes the gender and racial bias embedded in the algorithms of big tech companies. This book, set to be released on October 31st (practically November!), uncovers what Buolamwini terms the “coded gaze.” It’s a compelling account of her mission to safeguard humanity’s values in a world increasingly dominated by machines. The book is an invitation to explore the challenges and implications of AI in our rapidly changing world.
4. “Deterrence Under Uncertainty: Artificial Intelligence and Nuclear Warfare”
Navigating warfare in an age of AI
As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, it raises complex questions about its role in the realm of nuclear warfare. “Deterrence Under Uncertainty” employs insights from computer science to evaluate how AI might alter the landscape of nuclear conflict. In a world where uncertainty looms large, this book delves into the profound implications of AI on the feasibility of nuclear war. The book helps us navigate the intricate web of AI and its potential impact on the most critical aspects of international security.
5. “Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative” by Jennifer Burns
A Biography of an Economic Icon
Milton Friedman, a luminary in the field of economics, left an indelible mark on the 20th century. “Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative” by history professor Jennifer Burns offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of this influential figure. As we traverse the pages of this biography, we gain insight into Friedman’s profound impact on economic thought and the global shift towards free markets in the 1980s. This release is the first full biography of Milton Friedman that draws from archival sources, promising an illuminating journey through the life of one of history’s most influential economists.
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November may not be overflowing with new releases, but the books on this list deliver unique insights into the enduring truths of our world, the transformative power of curiosity, the challenges posed by AI, and the impact of a towering figure like Milton Friedman. If you didn’t find any books of your liking on this list, then check out the nonfiction releases for August, September, or October for more exciting reads.