There is a certain personality type who is overconfident, an amazing salesperson and confuses wanting something to be real with it actually being real. These people turn their convictions into impossible promises, lies and downright fraud. In the world of Silicon Valley, Elizabeth Holmes is the embodiment of such a person. The incredible story of her company, Theranos, and its meteoric rise to fame and fortune is told in this true story by the journalist who unraveled it all. I defy you to put this book down for long once you start it.
This courtroom drama is set in the very unlikely community of parents of children with disabilities. The plot centers around a fringe therapy for autism and other conditions called hyperbaric oxygenation (HBOT). HBOT is dangerous and experimental so a deadly accident occurs, but how? The story is revealed through the participants’ heartbreaking testimonies and confessions. It is clear that Kim knows a lot about the worlds both of autism and lawyers as well as the immigrant experience having moved to Baltimore from South Korea as a preteen. An excellent who dunit.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb is a unique memoir that examines the world of psychotherapy from both sides of the couch. It follows four of Lori’s patients and their healing journeys from overcoming bad habits and grief, as well as from dealing a terminal diagnosis and being unwilling to change. Lori also writes about the relationship she forges with a therapist who she goes to after a bad break up. This book is sometimes light and sometimes heavy but always entertaining. The perfect summer read.