Ask DN: Which books are you reading currently?

8 years ago from Youlanda Kuo, Product designer at Funding Societies

  • Christine RødeChristine Røde, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    To be honest, since graduating from university I've been terrible at reading design books. I find I get much more of a kick out of reading fiction and non-fiction from different industries. I'm currently making my way through these two:

    • The Second Sex — Simone de Beauvoir: Gettin' my feminism history on. Just a hundred pages in, but finding it extremely interesting so far. A lot of the psychoanalysis is fairly outdated (it's from 1949), but I'm surprised by how many of her observations are relevant and relatable even in today's debates around women in tech.

    • Ham on Rye — Charlies Bukowski: Could Bukowski be any more different from Beauvoir? I've always been a huge fan of his poetry, so it's about time I get through his novels.

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    • Benjamin HarlowBenjamin Harlow, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

      "Ham on Rye" is a favourite and I like the idea that it's a reply to "Catcher in the Rye."

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