Daniel H. Pink (born 1964) is an American author. Four of his books have been featured on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. He was host and co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control.

  • A Sense of Where You Are

    When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee’s first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen.,McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley’s magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself???his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility.,Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate???a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was “the most stupendous event of my whole life”; Ernest Hemingway declared that “all modern American literature stems from this one book,” while T. S. Eliot called Huck “one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet.”,The novel’s preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author’s remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book’s understated development of serious underlying themes: “natural” man versus “civilized” society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, and other topics.,Most of all, Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story, filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters.

  • Animal Farm

    A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned ???a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.,When , was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell???s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

  • Annals of the Former World

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years.,Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World.,Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction.,Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

  • Bird by Bird

    For a quarter century, more than a million readers???scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities???have been inspired by Anne Lamott???s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne???s father???also a writer???in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:,???Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he???d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother???s shoulder, and said, ???Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.??????,An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

  • Cumulus

    In the not-so-distant future, economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. Lilly Miyamoto is a passionate analog photographer striving to pursue an ever more distant dream. Huian Li is preeminent among the Silicon Valley elite as the founder and CEO of the pervasive tech giant Cumulus.,Graham Chandler is a frustrated intelligence agent forging a new path through the halls of techno-utopian royalty. But when Huian rescues Lilly from a run-in with private security forces, it sets off a chain of events that will change their lives and the world. The adventure accelerates into a mad dash of political intrigue, relentless ambition, and questionable salvation. Will they survive to find themselves and mend a broken system?

  • Death of a Salesman

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman???s deferred American dream.,Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity???and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.,”By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater.” ???Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times,”So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it.” ???Time

  • Draft No. 4

    The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher., is an elucidation of the writer’s craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he’s gathered over his career and refined during his long-running course at Princeton University, where he has launched some of the most esteemed writers of several generations. McPhee offers a definitive guide to the crucial decisions regarding structure, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and presents extracts from some of his best-loved work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising and revising, and revising.,More than a compendium of advice, , is enriched by personal detail and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with , and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at , magazine. Enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world, , is the long-awaited master class given by America’s most renowned writing instructor.

  • Earthseed

    A multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner???s powerful saga of survival and destiny in a near-future dystopian America.,One of the world???s most respected authors of science fiction imagines an apocalyptic near-future Earth where a remarkable young woman discovers that her destiny calls her to try and change the world around her. Octavia E. Butler???s brilliant two-volume Earthseed saga offers a startling vision of an all-too-possible tomorrow, in which walls offer no protection from a civilization gone mad., ,Parable of the Sower: In the aftermath of worldwide ecological and economic apocalypse, minister???s daughter Lauren Oya Olamina escapes the slaughter that claims the lives of her family and nearly every other member of their gated California community. Heading north with two young companions through an American wasteland, the courageous young woman faces dangers at every turn while spreading the word of a remarkable new religion that embraces survival and change., ,Parable of the Talents: Called to the new, hard truth of Earthseed, the small community of the dispossessed that now surrounds Lauren Olamina looks to her???their leader???for guidance. But when the evil that has grown out of the ashes of human society destroys all she has built, the prophet is forced to choose between preserving her faith or her family., ,The Earthseed novels cement Butler???s reputation as ???one of the finest voices in fiction???period??? (TheWashington Post Book World). Stunningly prescient and breathtakingly relevant to our times, this dark vision of a future America is a masterwork of powerful speculation that ushers us into a broken, dangerously divided world of bigotry, social inequality, mob violence, and ultimately hope.

  • Flow

    Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called ,. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. , teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

  • Infomocracy

    It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.,With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the ,. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?, is Malka Older’s debut novel.

  • It Can’t Happen Here

    ???The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump???s authoritarian appeal.??????Salon,It Can???t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis???s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.,Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler???s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.,Called ???a message to thinking Americans??? by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can???t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today???s news.,With an Introduction by Michael Meyer,and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

  • Levels of the Game

    This account of a tennis match played by Arthur Ashe against Clark Graebner at Forest Hills in 1968 begins with the ball rising into the air for the initial serve and ends with the final point. McPhee provides a brilliant, stroke-by-stroke description while examining the backgrounds and attitudes which have molded the players’ games.

  • Loonshots

    What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?,In ,, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.,Drawing on the science of ,, Bahcall shows why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice. Mountains of print have been written about ,. ,identifies the small shifts in , that control this transition, the same way that temperature controls the change from water to ice.,Using examples that range from the spread of fires in forests to the hunt for terrorists online, and stories of thieves and geniuses and kings, Bahcall shows how this new kind of science helps us understand the behavior of companies and the fate of empires. ,distills these insights into lessons for creatives, entrepreneurs, and visionaries everywhere.

  • Man’s Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.,At the time of Frankl’s death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a “book that made a difference in your life” found Man’s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.,Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man’s Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers.

  • Mindset

    After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a ,???those who believe that abilities are fixed???are less likely to flourish than those with a ,???those who believe that abilities can be developed. , reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.,In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love???to transform their lives and your own.

  • Oranges

    A classic of reportage, Oranges was first conceived as a short magazine article about oranges and orange juice, but the author kept encountering so much irresistible information that he eventually found that he had in fact written a book. It contains sketches of orange growers, orange botanists, orange pickers, orange packers, early settlers on Florida’s Indian River, the first orange barons, modern concentrate makers, and a fascinating profile of Ben Hill Griffin of Frostproof, Florida who may be the last of the individual orange barons.,McPhee’s astonishing book has an almost narrative progression, is immensely readable, and is frequently amusing. Louis XIV hung tapestries of oranges in the halls of Versailles, because oranges and orange trees were the symbols of his nature and his reign. This book, in a sense, is a tapestry of oranges, too???with elements in it that range from the great orangeries of European monarchs to a custom of people in the modern Caribbean who split oranges and clean floors with them, one half in each hand.

  • Range

    The 1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.,Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award,???The most important business???and parenting???book of the year.??? ???Forbes,???Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.??? ???Daniel H. Pink ??,???So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.??? ???Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet ?? ,???As David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated??? a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts.??? ???Wall Street Journal,Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you???ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world???s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. ?? ??,David Epstein examined the world???s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields???especially those that are complex and unpredictable???generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They???re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can???t see.,Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

  • Take Pride

    A leading psychologist reveals how our most misunderstood emotion???pride???has shaped our minds and our culture, and shows how we can harness its power.,Why did Paul Gauguin abandon middle-class life to follow the path of a starving artist? What explains the massive success of Steve Jobs, a man with great ideas but weak programming skills and a questionable managerial style? How did Dean Karnazes???the famed ???Ultramarathon Man??????transform himself from a directionless desk jockey into an extreme athlete who once ran fifty marathons in fifty days? ,As the renowned emotion researcher Jessica Tracy reveals in , each of these superachievers has been motivated by an often maligned emotion: pride. Its dark, hubristic side is well known, but Tracy shows that pride is also essential for helping us become our best, brightest selves. By making us care about how others see us and how we see ourselves, pride makes us strive for excellence. In the right doses and the right contexts, it has been proven to boost creativity, motivate altruism, and confer power and prestige on those who display it. But while pride can inspire feats of genius, Tracy explains, it can also compel acts of apparent insanity and spectacular self-destructiveness, causing some people to seek status not through hard work but through intimidation, deception, and self-aggrandizement. Avoiding the bad kind of pride while nurturing the good kind might just be the secret to success.,In , Tracy explains why our species came to feel pride in both its good and bad varieties, and how we can make this double-edged emotion serve us???rather than the other way around.

  • The 4-Hour Workweek

    What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: “I race motorcycles in Europe.” “I ski in the Andes.” “I scuba dive in Panama.” “I dance tango in Buenos Aires.” He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture who has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies-time and mobility-to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now. Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.,Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you: