reAlity iS BroKen
Why games Make us Better and
how They Can Change the World
Drawing on positive psychology, cognitive science, and sociology,
McGonigal uncovers how game designers have hit on core truths
about what makes us happy and utilized these discoveriesto astonishing effect in virtual environments. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows us that the future will belong
to those who can understand, design, and play games.
Penguin Press • 400 pp. • 978-1-59420-285-8 • $26.95
Available February 2011
my freShmAn yeAr
What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. So
Nathan enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the
dining hall, and took a full load of courses. Her discoveries about
contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable. “An insightful, riveting look at college life
and American values.”—The Boston Globe.
Penguin • 208 pp. • 978-0-14-303747-7 • $14.00
the emPAthic ciVilizAtion
The Race to global Consciousness in a World in Crisis
Popular social thinker, educator, and policy advisor Jeremy Rifkin
models his argument for a new globalized, empathic consciousness after the changes of the Enlightenment. “A fascinating book
that boldly challenges the conventional view of human nature embedded in our educational systems, business practices, and political culture.”— The Huffington Post.
Tarcher • 656 pp. • 978-1-58542-765-9 • $27.95
who do you thinK you Are?
The Essential guide to Tracing Your Family history
Featuring step-by-step instructions from one of America’s top genealogical researchers, this companion guide to the ground-break-ing NBC series covers everything a beginner needs to know to start
digging into their roots.
viking • 224 pp. • 978-0-670-02163-5 • $24.95
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-311891-6 • $15.00
Paperback available January 2011
a Down to Earth Journey around the World
Travel columnist Stevenson winds his way around the world by
biking, walking, hiking, riding in rickshaws, freight ships, cruise
ships, ancient ferries, buses, and the Trans-Siberian Railway—but
never gets on an airplane. He finds that from the ground, one sees
the world anew—with a deeper understanding of time, distance,
and the vastness of the earth. “[Stevenson] pulls no punches in describing the people and places he encounters en route, but always
with a deft touch and a big heart.”—Eric Weiner, author of The
Geography of Bliss.
Riverhead • 288 pp. • 978-1-59448-442-1 • $15.00