Books Cities Are Good for You The Genius of the Metropolis by Leo Hollis Hardcover, 407 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $28 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleCities Are Good for YouSubtitleThe Genius of the MetropolisAuthorLeo Hollis Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A rallying argument in favor of urban living combines anecdotes, scientific studies, and other sources to demonstrate how cities promote healthier lifestyles, environmental safety, and greater opportunities for the future. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Cities Are Good for You Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 City Slickers: 5 Books About The Urban Experience July 30, 2013 Millions of people worldwide are leaving rural areas for urban ones. NPR Cities Project editor Franklyn Cater highlights five books that examine and celebrate 21st century life in the metropolis.