books

NaBloWriMo

NaBloWriMo

One post a day, starting with boogie pasta.

The Bread Pony

The Edible Book

The Edible Book: The Bread Pony, Old Man and the Seaweed, and some poor guy was literally Under the Tuscan Sun. I entered Hatch-22.

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is best read as a travelogue, not as a story of a spiritual journey.

You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity

Finally, I finished Dave Eggers’ You Shall Know Our Velocity. Isn’t that a great title? The book is about two friends, Will and Hand, who embark upon a week-long trip around the world to give away $32,000. Why? Something about the recent loss of their friend Jack, who was killed when a trucker drove over […]

Rodin and stuff

Rodin and stuff

These dog days of summer are drawing to a close, and life is slowly returning to the normal routine of “doing stuff” instead of “packing stuff” and “unpacking stuff” and “having nervous breakdowns and stuff.” Last weekend I finally got to the Rodin Museum for the weekly 1 PM Sunday tour. Though Rodin had many […]

The Paradox of Choice, by Barry Schwartz

The Paradox of Choice, by Barry Schwartz

Brother Dan S got me Barry Schwartz’s The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less for Christmas–proof that someone actually looks at my Amazon wishlist. The Paradox of Choice, which falls somewhere between a self-help book and a psychology 101 text, claims that the abundance of options available to middle-class Americans is harmful, a counter-intuitive […]