What I’m Reading: 4/16
Been on a tear lately. All these are worth reading. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, you’re wasting time and money.
–What Makes Sammy Run – Budd Schulberg (again)
–My Year Inside Radical Islam – Daveed Gartestein-Ross
–The Essential Difference: The Truth About Autism – Simon Baron-Cohen
–Work and Other Sins – Charlie LeDuff
–Black Brothers, Inc. : The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia – Sean Griffin
–Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
–Only in American: Life and Crimes of Don King – Jack Newfield
–The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source – Eric S Raymond
–Bambi vs Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose and Practice of the Movie Business – David Mamet
Any good candidates emerge from your job opportunity yet?
If you haven’t already done so, read Ellis’ The Informers after Less Than Zero. Same nihilistic mindset, but much more fulfilling insanity.
I recommend “From Dawn to Decadence” by Jacques Barzun, and “The Story of Psychology” by Morton Hunt. Both books are idiosyncratic takes on historical figures, if I had to sum them up in a single sentence. That shit is off the chain dog.