Carsick by John Waters
“It starts with wishful thinking, then moves to worst case scenarios. Somewhere in between lies the truth about the John Waters’ hitchhiking journey. It’s hilariously funny, outlandishly absurd, and downright disturbing (especially the part about the exploding goiter, ick). So basically, it’s just like his movies!” You can find copies of Carsick on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
“I’d always been hesitant to pick up a Hemingway book because I’d heard secondhand accounts about how drab his bare, stripped-down style was. A co-worker, hearning about my Hemingway hesitation, chastized me and demanded rudely that I read A Moveable Feast as soon as possible. I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far, although I’m still a bit resentful at the manner in which it was brutishly recommended to me. Two thumbs (and two throbbing big toes) up, way up.” You can find copies of A Moveable Feast on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
“A film and television major at Notre Dame spends his entire college life drinking and doing drugs, then goes to work at Fox when he moves to NYC and hates himself for it as a liberal, so he starts leaking information to more liberal news sources, and at one point he almost goes on the run. The book is hilariously funny and hysterically wonderful. It is an insider’s look at conservative news media written by a flaming liberal – the metaphorical atheist in the foxhole. This is the last book the Stranger Than Fiction Book Club will be reading, but stay tuned for July when the Don’t Know Much About History Book Club starts up with a discussion of The Reformation, by Diarmand McCullough. The Stranger Than Fiction Book Club meets for the last time today, Wednesday May 20th, at 7 PM. You can find copies of Atheist in the Foxhole on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
“I just picked up a biography of Elon Musk. He was born in South Africa, immigrated to Canada, and was educated in the United States, but that’s not really important. What is important is that Musk is the founder of PayPal and the brains behind SpaceX and Tesla. I’m really fascinated by this person who, in a relatively short period of time, has created these companies that everyone knows and that are worth billions of dollars. So it begs the question, who is this guy? How did he get so successful? Thanks to this new biography, I can now satisfy my curiosity about this relative unknown who has founded three multi-billion-dollar companies that are known to so many people.” You can find copies of Elon Musk on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.