Books! Best to worst.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleischman Is in Trouble
Excellent. I will read anything Taffy writes.
P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves
Flat-out great and hilarious.
Mark Harris, Mike Nichols
Immersive and deeply satisfying for a pop culture biography.
Ron Brownstein, Rock Me on the Water
Cultural history of California in the 1970s.
Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Relax, Peace Is Every Breath, and How to Connect
All three books are uniquely therapeutic.
Mark Leyner, Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit
Leyner’s unique hyperbolic style strains when attempting to convey something sincere.
Questlove, Music Is History
Camilla Townsend, Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
DNF, too academic.
Carl Hiassen, Squeeze Me
The expert Florida comedy we have come to expect from Hiassen, but I could not finish reading it because I picked it up during Biden’s first 100 days, and I couldn’t bear to be hurled back in time to those unfunny years of tweets from Mar-a-Lago.
D’Eramo, Marco, The Pig and the Skyscraper: Chicago, A History of Our Future
Good but DNF.
Jerry Saltz, How to Be an Artist
Self-help for artists. Okay, I guess.