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To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine
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Albertine's second memoir, which literally grew out of her first one. I read them in quick succession. It was interesting because To Throw Away grew out of the book release party for Clothes..., but they are two very different books. To Throw Away is ...more
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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine
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I really enjoyed this book. Albertine was in the Slits and, of course, that's why I started reading this book, but it has a broader canvas.

Albertine is about 8 years older than me, and the culturual terrain she traverses is very similar to my own. On
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A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
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An amazing, incredible, overwhelming book. Ostensibly a biography of John Paul Vann, it is many, many things. For me, the experience of reading it was like reading a massive 19th century novel (and I want to be clear, it is not a novel--it is non-fic ...more
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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
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It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
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Jelly's Blues by Howard Reich
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Biography of Morton that utilized a lot of new material from William Russell's Morton archives. In a large sense, Jelly's Blues was conceived as a corrective to the Alan Lomax book on Jelly Roll. I've not read the Lomax book, but he is often criticiz ...more
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Nixonland by Rick Perlstein
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The second volume of Perlstein's chronicle of the rise of the modern conservative movement, this focuses on the period of 1965 to Nixon's re-election in 1972. It's not a political history, but a social/cultural/political history and Perlstein looks a ...more
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Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein
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Fantastic, really remarkable book. Perlstein has a talent for writing history in a way that gives it a forward momentum. I've read a lot of history where the topic and information was fascinating but the writing didn't pull you forward. This book was ...more
Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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