What I’ve Been Reading 4/30

It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and Bad News on Being Alive by Evan Handler

Note: Evan (Charlotte’s husband on Sex and the City) sent me the best PR email I have ever seen anyone send. Ever. He did exactly what you’re supposed to do – he researched and made a personal connection. Not that he needs my help, but he was cool about it so I had no problem reading it. The book is pretty good too. The middle essay “My Life” is a perfect illustration of why Tucker is doing his movie the way that he is. At the very least, I am buying his other book.

Raising Kayne: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar by Donda West (textbook on raising a narcissist. This book is awful.)

The Harder They Fall by Budd Schulberg

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam


In the future, we’ll all be art students

Just-enough, a new trend in the works (or, why Paul Allen’s Octopus is really an Albatross)

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.