Bill Gates recently listed "Upheaval," the latest nonfiction title from vaunted author Jared Diamond, among his top five book recommendations for the summer. Business Insider reports that a few days earlier, writer Anand Giridharadas panned the book in his review for the New York Times, calling it "sloppy" and "riddled with errors." Giridharadas wrote that the book called into question our decision to revere certain authors — particularly white, male ones — because they've produced respected works in the past. But Gates said the book "shows that there's a path through crisis." Gates writes on his blog, "I admit that at first I thought it might be a little strange to borrow from a model of a single person's emotional turmoil to explain the evolution of entire societies. But it isn't strange at all; it's revealing."
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