This month’s featured book is The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Both Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama are Nobel Peace Prize laureates who have spent their lives fighting against oppression.  Their collaboration through this book celebrates the joy they find in life… Read More

The Nix is author Nathan Hill’s widely acclaimed first novel.  In a story that travels from the suburbs of Chicago to New York City, and through Norwegian folktales and obsessive video-gaming, Hill tells a story of the fraught relationship between a son and his mother. The Nix is at times sad, dark, but also politically… Read More

Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page

If movie awards season has your attention, grab some popcorn and one of these new additions to the DePaul University Library collection. You don’t even have to dress up. In Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page, DePaul faculty author Blair Davis (Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies) examines Americans’ enthusiasm for comic book… Read More

Anna Kendrick is best known as an actress and singer, star of Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.  She also appeared in Up In The Air, a performance for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  Late last year, Ms. Kendrick also published her memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody. The series of… Read More

Herman Koch is a Dutch author and actor who has written both short stories and novels. His latest, Dear Mr. M, is one of our recent acquisitions for the Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection – a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction best-sellers available at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campus libraries. Dear Mr.… Read More

The National Park Service marked a century of stewardship at the end of August. If a celebratory visit to one the nation’s parks, forests or monuments is not possible, you can still make good use of your backpack by filling it with a few books about our natural resources. The books profiled below offer a… Read More

In 1981, a national design competition was held  to create a memorial for  veterans of the Vietnam War. The winner of the competition was a 21 year-old Yale undergraduate named Maya Lin.  Lin’s design, a sunken V-shaped wall cloaked in black granite and inscribed with the names of the fallen, had been inspired by WWI… Read More

One of the most fascinating new books about brain science and how our minds work is this recent addition to our Unwind the Mind collection: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin.  Levitin is James McGill Professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. In this book,… Read More

Many DePaul students will soon be leaving the academic environment to begin their careers. This month’s blog post presents three examples of the wide-ranging books in our collection that provide work and career guidance and inspiration. Successful careers are often equated with climbing the ladder, money, and material goods. This narrow, exclusionary view of work… Read More