May 15th, 2013 | guest informant
Molly Crabapple, artist, writer
John Richardson: Picasso- 1906-1917
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
My Apprenticeships: Colette
Hitchens: Why Orwell Matters
The Naked and the Dead
Simone de Beauvoir: The Mandarins
Baratunde Thurston, author, comedian, CEO
Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor. Shaka is a friend. We’re both Director’s Fellows at the MIT Media Lab. He spent 19 years in prison for second degree murder. He was guilty. This book is the story of how a kid growing up wanting to be a doctor ended up on the opposite path and how writing helped him heal and atone.
I’ve bought these books on Kindle and should probably get to reading them. It’s so easy to buy, and reading is hard!
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella: Saunders, George
Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization: Khanna, Parag
Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity: Dawkins, Marcia Alesan
Lizz Free or Die: Essays: Winstead, Lizz