Mark Zuckerberg ‘s latest Facebook Book Club choice on the Year of Books page is
‘On Immunity: An Inoculation.’
As a new mother Eula Biss investigates ‘the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. She researches what fears about vaccines mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment.’ The book was recently nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Prize in the US.
His third choice was ‘Gang leader for a day: a rogue sociologist crosses the line’ by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh. The author is a sociologist and spent a decade living with the Black Kings gang in Chicago’s south side. His research later became famous in ‘Freakonomics.’ This is his account of his time with the gang.