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HOW TO BAKE PI author Eugenia Cheng appeared on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Eugenia Cheng talked math, category theory, and puff pastries with Stephen Colbert last Wednesday night. Math is about more than numbers or right and wrong answers. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a way of putting ideas together to make exciting new ideas. And, says mathematician and category theorist Eugenia Cheng, it’s about deliciousness.

WEALTH, POVERTY AND POLITICS is featured in Forbes in Steven Forbes’s round-up of the best books of 2015

“It’s a scandal that economist Thomas Sowell has not been awarded the Nobel Prize. No one alive has turned out so many insightful, richly researched books. His latest is another triumph of crackling observations that underscore the ignorance of our economists and policymakers.”

Courtney Jung’s LACTIVISM reviewed in The Weekly Standard

“Highly readable.... [Jung] makes a strong argument: If women are supposed to have a ‘choice’ about their reproductive activities, why can’t they choose how to nourish the offspring that might emerge?”

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