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Dwell At My Door: On Being Homeless -- Forty-five Life Stories Paperback – August 4, 2009
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
About the Author
Anna Carvlin was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently resides there, though she grew up mostly in the south suburbs of Chicago. She holds a degree in biology with a minor in gender studies from the University of Illinois, as well as a master's in international public health from Tulane. She completed training for a nonprofit management certificate from University of New Mexico. During a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps, she taught HIV/AIDS awareness in West Africa. She has worked and volunteered at homeless shelters in New York, Chicago and Santa Fe, including the original Catholic Worker, a transitional house for people with HIV, and a meals service and job training program for refugees and homeless people.