Ming Zhou Hsu and Daniel Xu Associate Curator of Asian Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
intimacy, by Katie Kitamura
I picked up Katie Kitamura
intimacy on Audible last year. She was drawn to her premise of a hero’s career as an interpreter in The Hague, and to the negotiations she would have to make to represent someone else, but only linguistically, in such a high stakes environment. I’ve had some experience as a translator for artists – as opposed to working on a war crime trial – but I’m always curious about how this kind of role is portrayed in fiction. The question of potency and balance in the context of the book’s political theater is impressive, especially with such vivid depictions of gender performance. The book takes on the complex layers of intimacy in an individual’s public and private life–and the validity of those decisions–that has given me so much to think about.”
Art dealer, owner of Gagosian Gallery
All We Say: The Latest Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, by David Schiff
This interview was originally published in 1981 and reissued to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Lennon’s death. I’ve always been fascinated by the Beatles and find the whole story of John and Yoko extraordinarily interesting. David Schiff’s piece is a clear look at their relationship both artistically and personally. It’s a captivating interview.”
one more power, by Ed Millett
“A mindset is a very important thing to me. Since mindfulness has played such an important role in the success of my career as an entrepreneur, I recently chose this one more power, by famous motivational speaker Ed Millett. In his book, Ed reveals powerful ways to solve problems and achieve levels of success you never thought possible. He explains how we all turn away from thought and deliberate action away from discovering our best life. So far this book has provided me with a roadmap for overcoming mental roadblocks and for tapping into the gifts you already have within you. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to push the boundaries and go beyond anything they can think of.”
Professional golfer, nine-time major champion and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
“Unlike some professional mathematicians, I try to expand my vocabulary and study every day. Currently, I re-read the Bible because it’s the best book ever written. It’s not easy to read, but it covers basically every topic out there. I also enjoy reading Winston Churchill’s writing series. Because he was a man who faced tragedies every day and succeeded in inspiring people.”
Former Chairman and CEO, TD Ameritrade; Former football coach
Stop walking on eggshells:Your life comes back when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder, by Paul T. Mason and Randy Krieger
“From growing up in the Bronx to my dual career in finance and college athletics, I’ve interacted with thousands of people. I’ve led teams in the corporate and athletics worlds. In multiple aspects of my life, I’ve had relationships in which people have had unexpected shifts in their personalities, moods, and behavior. I was Always curious about the psychology behind it.This book was recommended to help me better understand these personality changes.Sometimes people are aware of these changes and sometimes they are not self-aware.But this book helps me learn to be more patient and understanding In my personal and professional life.
This article appears in the September issue of girl magazine.