I'm a huge fan of Barbara Ehrenreich's work.  My favorite to date: Brightsided.  I haven't read her latest book but did hear talk about it in her interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. I was blown away to hear her summarize the thesis of my book and would just love to sit down with her and discuss my ideas on how science could deliver the research we require to KNOW the nature of our consciousness/soul. I have the burning desire to get my ideas out and she has the connections and the attention of the world !  

Here's what she said:

"Why believe when you can know? I don't believe in extraterrestrials; I am really curious. I want to find out. I'll say I don't believe in evolution; I'm more or less convinced by the evidence. I would like to put the whole idea of faith and belief away. Let's try to find out things...The religions that fascinate and could possibly tempt me are not the ones that involve faith or belief. They are the ones that offer you the opportunity to know the spirit or the deity.  I think most readily of the West-African derived religions which involve ecstatic rituals where people apprehend the spirit or the God or whatever they are invoking and that they are trying to contact - I have respect for that.  But don't ask me to believe anything."