What I’ve Been Reading
US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man – Charlie LeDuff (Charlie feels like Hunter S Thompson and Philalawyer mixed together. good book)
Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia – Marya Hornbacher (very rarely do you read someone with the ability to write about themselves with this kind of self-awareness. it’s almost as if she’s able to step outside herself and write from a perspective hovering above.)
The Myth of the Robber Barons – Burton W. Folsom (sort of cheesy self-published vibe but has a ton of great anecdotes)
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder – Vincent Bugliosi (bought this at the airport because I forgot my books and finished it four hours later. Amazing. It’s his Swan Song. A retired 73 year old man absolutely eviscerates the most powerful person in the world.)
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS – Elizabeth Pisani (thought this was going to be a little bit more about economics but it confirms what smart people already know about AIDS. each culture has its own unique cocktail for the spread of the disease and only by addressing those specifically will you be able to do anything about it. the author is honest and practical and entertaining.)
-Kevin Kelly posted “Books that Changed My Life“. I want my library to look like his. At the bottom, he asks people to send in lists of people they respect. I’d really appreciate anyone who would send him mine.