I have not been reading as much as I’d like, as I have been busily writing a couple of books. Still, I have come across a few gems (too long to include on this month’s list), like Sold by Patricia McCormick (try not opening this book after you look at the cover) and Slam by Nick Hornby (yes, the same Nick Hornby who wrote the excellent High Fidelity). The Blind Side by Michael Lewis disproves my theory as a former offensive lineman that the stupidest football players play tackle (my old offensive line coach called the tackle “Herkamer”), and I am busily trying to finish Alan Greenspan’s The Age of Turbulence (about the Federal Reserve) and Jeffrey Toobin’s The Nine (about the Supreme Court). Yes, I have a habit of reading a lot of books at the same time, and, yes, I am a nerd when it comes to reading books about the lesser-known branches of government (and I consider the Federal Reserve a fourth branch of our government). For geeks who love reading about our banking system, I’d recommend William Greider’s Secrets of the Temple, a wonderful look at the Federal Reserve that my buddy and devoted lazy reader David Bilik loaned me as we backpacked Europe many summers ago.
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful October, and enjoy your books!