Has the election occurred yet? I’ll tell you what: I am relieved not to live in a “swing state.” I recently spoke in Ohio, Florida and Nevada and just prayed for a Budweiser commercial to relieve me of all the negative political ads on TV. Occupied myself with a lot of good books during those commercial breaks and on planes. Read Tom Brokaw’s excellent The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America and asked myself why he does not seek political office. Also found myself fascinated by Sheila Bain’s Bull by the Horns, as her perspective of the financial crisis proved to be as interesting as Too Big to Fail by Michael Lewis. As you can see – I don’t lead the most glamorous social life. To lift my spirits, I usually head to the children’s section (Sandra Boynton, Mo Willems and Roald Dahl are pretty dependable for bringing a smile to my face).
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!