Book Review: The Innovative University

Clayton M. Christensen and Henry Eyring. The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. 496 pages. In this book, aimed chiefly at university professors and administrators but also trustees, regents, and potential students, the authors attempt to identify just what’s got higher education costing more and … Read more

Book Review: Kosher Chinese

Michael Levy. Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China’s Other Billion. New York: Henry Holt Company, 2011. 256 pages. China’s burgeoning middle class and growing economic power is all over the news these days. But there’s more–about a billion people more–to the large Asian country than Beijing and Shanghai. IN KOSHER CHINESE, Michael Levy … Read more

Book Review: The 100 Best Affordable Vacations

Jane Woolbridge and Larry Bleiberg. The 100 Best Affordable Vacations. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2011. 288 pages. Right now, most people who like to travel are looking at stretching their budget as far as they can, so a book about affordable travel destinations is a practical idea. This book is divided into four chapters: Americana, … Read more

Book review: The Meowmorphosis

Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook. The Meowmorphosis. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2011. 208 pages. Book review Friday is back! This week, I’m taking a look at a little slice of fiction that merges modern man’s sense of alienation with kittens. Quirk Classics pioneered the literary mashup genre. Basically, you take a classic work of literature (e.g., … Read more