Book giveaway: What are you optimistic about?

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpgI'm very busy this week, with visitors to our department, a stack of grading, and the usual drive to do more research and be a better mommy. Alice isn't in any better shape. I was wondering how I was going to write anything for the blog. And I was also contemplating a bookshelf full of books I'll never have time to read. A ha! I'll give the books to better homes via my that's effective multi-tasking.

Three times this week, I'll be giving away a book from my shelf to the first reader who promises to read the book in a timely fashion (


The first book in our giveaway is "What are you optimistic about?" The book is subtitled "Today's leading thinkers on why things are good and getting better." It's edited by John Brockman, with contributions by Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, Brian Greene, Richard Dawkins, ...

Who wants it?

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Courtney gets the book IF she sends me her snail mail address in the next few days. Otherwise, Joel Bass's solemn vows will earn him the book.