While most people know about China's "one child policy", they usually don't stop to consider all of the social implications that come with it. In One Child, Mei Fong explores them and lays them out for us. Through male favoritism, adoption, fertility, retirement, adoption and more we begin to see just how far the policy reaches through Chinese society. Beginning in January of this year, the policy was relaxed to two children, but after reading this you may find yourself wondering if it's too little too late.
Who would you rather hear personal stories and life lessons from than the second man to ever have walked on the moon? In No Dream Is Too High, Buzz Aldrin does just that. Honest and remarkably candid at times, the stories are sometimes painful, usually hilarious and always inspiring. Who knew astronauts encounter the same frustrations and issues as the rest of us? Though small, this book is a must read and provides an excellent perspective. Follow it's advice and maybe your own dreams will move within your reach.
In Writing My Wrongs, Shaka Senghor takes us on a journey with him through the troubling events of his childhood, into his time selling crack as a young adult and the events that ultimately landed him in prison. Through self education, reflection, forgiveness both to those who harmed him and to himself, and the love of family and one very special woman, Shaka overcomes his past and carves a better future for himself, providing inspiration for all of us.