Monthly Archives: August 2018

Born A Crime (Memoir – Recommended)

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.

The power of one determined mother overcoming poverty, racial oppression.

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Calypso (Memoir/Humor – Recommended)

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Calypso by David Sedaris

Melancholy, dirty laundry-airing, mischievous observational humor. Earlier stories make cameos.

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Non-fiction, Highly Recommended)

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford.

Astonishing. Much-maligned visionary invented enlightened government while Europeans were barbarians.

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The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.

Raunchy, scatological, funny. Also sweet, poignant and wise. No-holds-barred revealing.

 

 

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Scoundrel Time (Political Memoir – Recommended)

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Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman.

Political antecedents of McCarthyism. Shockingly relevant. Humble courage, sharp wit.

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