Any suggested podcasts or audio books for the four hour drive to Virginia this weekend?
Microtrends by Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne (the guy who coined "Soccer Moms" explores some other new trends of the day.
The Maniacal Rage Podcast is always comedic gold.
Oh, and the mad scientist behind it all is a brilliant designer.
Why don't you nurture the other side of your brain?
Excellent books I've devoured this year -- You Can't Go Home Again, by Thomas Wolfe; Sophie's Choice, the classic by William Styron that I read at least every two years; Wicked, by Gregory Maguire (essentially the story of the Wicked Witch of the West! fabulously imagined, I think) and the meticulous new biography on Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee (probably not your style). The Kite Runner is beautifully hearbreaking but you will be crying too hard to drive safely. No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy, is an excllent read. Of course, if you haven't yet read my all time favorite, Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurty), winner of the 1989 Pulitizer Prize, then we are no longer friends. And before you go saying it's just a cowboy story, may I remind you that the NY TImes named Augustus McRae, the central character of the novel, in the top five "best characters ever written."
I'm off to the Rez tomorrow -- I'll be listening to The Nine, about the Supreme Court. Go have some Dixie Pig BBQ for me!
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