The Word

In search of the best ideas, insights and perspective in published works.


Books | Thank you for smoking

A review of Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Economic Revolution, by Doug Fine.


Books | Scientific anarchy

A review of Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science, by Michael Brooks


Books | Card blanche

A review of Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire -- and How It All Came Crashing Down, by Ben Mezrich.