Astonishingly entertaining & informative. A historical page-turner. AMSTERDAM: A HISTORY OF WORLD’S MOST LIBERAL CITY by Russell Shorto.
Even if you’re not a snob, worth reading. What people admit about class and manners. SNOBBERY: THE AMERICAN VERSION by Joseph Epstein.
Coney Island basketball legends, including a 12 year old Stephon Marbury. Frey followed them for years. THE LAST SHOT by Darcy Frey.
Slender portable genius. The call for smaller narratives. THE POSTMODERN CONDITION: A REPORT ON KNOWLEDGE by Jean-Francois Lyotard
The true story of Thurgood Marshall’s unbelievable crusade, before he became a Supreme Court legend.DEVIL IN THE GROVE by Gilbert King
Verfremdungseffekt aka alienation effect. One of the most influential aesthetic books in our time. BRECHT ON THEATER by Bertolt Brecht.
For americans, still highly entertaining.THE NUMBERS GAME: WHY EVERTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT SOCCER IS WRONG by Chris Anderson & David Sally.