Kara Swisher

12 Kara Swisher Recommended Books

Kara Swisher is a leading technology business journalist and co-founder of Recode. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, 'aol. com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads, and Made Millions in the War for the Web'. Swisher has interviewed some of the most influential figures in tech, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg.

12 Books recommended by Kara Swisher

Trick Mirror

Trick Mirror

Reflections on Self-Delusion

Author :Jia Tolentino

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"Hearing her deliver these blue-flame insights, one after another, that are so exactly right on the internet landscape, inspires. Highly recommend." - Kara Swisher [Source]

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Author :Michael Pollan

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"Wonderful." - Kara Swisher [Source]

The Araboolies of Liberty Street

The Araboolies of Liberty Street

Author :Sam Swope

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"Highly recommend this children’s book about colorful people and those who try to call out the army against them." - Kara Swisher [Source]

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Essays

Author :Joan Didion

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"I read over and over again, like three or four times a year. It’s so beautifully constructed. She’s so wise." - Kara Swisher [Source]

Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Author :Edward Snowden

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"Quite good and surprisingly a love letter to the Internet as it was." - Kara Swisher [Source]

Super Pumped

Super Pumped

The Battle for Uber

Author :Mike Isaac

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"Great book [on Uber]." - Kara Swisher [Source]

The Trial

The Trial

Author :Franz Kafka

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"Another book I read again and again." - Kara Swisher [Source]

The White Album

The White Album

Essays

Author :Joan Didion

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"[One] of my favorite books." - Kara Swisher [Source]

Markings

Markings

Author :Dag Hammarskjold

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"I’m not a religious person but [this book] really had an impact on me." - Kara Swisher [Source]

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

Author :William Strunk Jr.

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"I reread it every year. It’s a great book." - Kara Swisher [Source]

A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

Author :Ray Bradbury

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"I love that Ray Bradbury story, the one where he goes back and steps on the butterfly and suddenly we have Nazis kind of thing." - Kara Swisher [Source]

She Said

She Said

Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

Author :Jodi Kantor

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"Buy it, I command." - Kara Swisher [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What Steve Jobs biography did Swisher recommend?

Swisher called 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson the definitive telling of the Apple founder's life. She says it's a fascinating look at Jobs' genius, flaws, and relentless innovation.

'Valley of the Gods' by Alexandra Wolfe was eye-opening for Swisher in portraying the greed and ambition behind today's tech moguls. She says it tells the human story behind the larger-than-life figures.

Swisher praised 'Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan...' by Ryan Holiday for exposing how tech elites manipulate the media landscape to their benefit.

Swisher enjoyed 'The Three-Body Problem' by Cixin Liu for its unique exploration of technology and alien contact. She calls it a genre-defining epic.