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August 15th, 2010

August 15th, 2010
09:23 am

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Recent Reading: Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele and Hung by Scott Poulson-Bryant
I'm pairing these books in one post not only because I read them in the same weekend, but also because they have a related theme. The first is a popular treatment of psychological research on stereotypes and how they affect individuals. The second is a more personal book musing on the effect of a particular stereotype in American culture: the belief that black men have larger penises than white men. I was reading Whistling Vivaldi while spending the weekend with friends at their house in East Hampton and when I read bits of it that I thought were particularly interesting out loud to my friend D. he brought out Hung and said he thought I should read that one as well. So I did.

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. SteeleCollapse )

Hung by Scott Poulson-BryantCollapse )

So another couple of books I've read recently. I've read 47 books so far in 2010. I won't be profiling them all, but I like writing up books I recommend.

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