I learned about this a few weeks ago, but forgot to post about it here! My upcoming book on Invisibility was selected as a “must-read book” for April 2023 for The Next Big Idea Club!
The Next Big Idea Club is a membership club that focuses on bringing the most interesting new non-fiction books every year to its audience. To quote from their page:
We are all hit by a tsunami of content options every day – never in human history has there been so much to read, watch, forward, swipe and winky-face. Over 600,000 new books are published every year. On YouTube, 300 new hours of video are uploaded every second. Where do you even start?
At the Next Big Idea Club, we believe you start with the people behind the ideas : writers, both established and up-and-coming, who engage, inspire, and motivate readers to make changes in their lives and the world.
Neuroscientists, historians, biologists, economists, journalists, psychologists, entrepreneurs … Next Big Idea Club authors come from a wide range of backgrounds. What they all share is a love of discovery, of investigation and exploration, and equally important, a love of communicating their stories and insights in entertaining, memorable ways.
So do we. We are believers – we think that the right book, the right speech, the right new habit, the right insight on what makes us tick, the right cautionary tale or clarion call or I-just-can’t-take-it-anymore rant — even the right tidying tip — at the right moment, can be life-changing.
Our goal is to make sure that everyone has access to these transformative ideas, and to nurture a community to discuss and build upon those ideas—both with each other and directly with the authors themselves.
I am very excited and honored to be chosen! I recorded some short audio files for the club to hit some of the key insights of the book, and am delighted that my book is being recognized in this way. I’m looking forward to everyone getting a chance to read this book.
Just wanted to say that I finished reading the ebook about a week ago, and it was a lot of fun. Fortunately my friends and loved ones have already self-selected to be people who don’t mind when I turn to them and say “I just learned something really neat from this book I’m reading…”, because that happened very, very, very many times in the course of reading Invisibility.
I knew I liked your authorial voice after Falling Felines (and subscribing to your blog for an unspecified number of years), but for this book it being in your area really showed. You have so many tiny details that (I’m guessing) a lot of people just wouldn’t know, and the intersection between your research and your hobby (?) of reading classic genre works made this an incredibly fun book.
Thank you very much! I’m glad you enjoyed it.