Before David Foster Wallace, there was Henry David Thoreau: “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes”, etc. WALDEN by Thoreau
The best essay about eudaimonia hedonism, the best essay about Radiohead, the best essay about… AGAINST EVERYTHING by Mark Greif
Einstein believed in Spinoza’s mathematically-supported version of God as infinity/nature. Excommunicated. ETHICS by Baruch Spinoza.
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