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5 books high performers should read this month

Clear brain fog and eat like the Greeks.

Being up to date on all things health andwellnessis social andcultural currencythese days. And while quick-hit news bites are great, in-depth reads are still a worthy pursuit. Many non-fiction books come out every month, though, and it can feel overwhelming to cut through the clutter. That’s why we started theFurthermore book club. Here, our picks for this month.


the book: <i>basketball</i>

The Gist: To research their new book, three sports journalists interviewed hundreds of the biggest names in basketball, including current stars Lebron James and Stephen Curry as well as trailblazers Bill Russell, Cheryl Miller, and Lisa Leslie. The result, according to writer and basketball fanatic Chuck Klosterman, is “a shadow history of how basketball became the game that it is today,” and a must-read for any hoops fan.
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the book: <i>you can fix your brain</i>

The Gist: Air toxins, poor posture, and food sensitivities have at least one thing in common. According to Tom O’Bryan, DC, an adjunct professor at the Institute for Functional Medicine, they can all negatively impact brain health. In his latest book, O’Bryan offers dietary and lifestyle changes anyone can use to improve their cognitive function, lift brain fog, and reverse depression.
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the book: <i>farsighted</i>

The Gist: Charles Darwin preferred simple lists of pros and cons, while Benjamin Franklin used a complex “moral algebra” when making a momentous choice. Through compelling anecdotes, science writer Steven Johnson tackles the topic of long-term decision-making, and provides tips for how to take a “future-oriented approach” to any challenging choice.
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the book: <i>modern greek cooking</i>

The Gist: Pano I. Karatassos, chef of the esteemed restaurant Kyma in Atlanta, paired up with former Food & Wine editor Jane Sigal to offer a collection of Greek-inspired recipes to try at home. Favorites of French Laundry chef Thomas Keller include a roasted beet salad with manouri cream and buttered walnuts, and braised whole fish with tomatoes, garlic, and onions.
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the book: <i>small fry</i>

The Gist: At the age of 23, Apple founder Steve Jobs fathered a daughter—and at first denied her paternity. In this enthralling memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs details a chaotic upbringing that jumped between a single mother on welfare to one ensconced in extreme wealth living with Silicon Valley’s most mythical figure. The whole tale is told through compelling, clear-eyed prose.
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