Tag Archive: America

Jul 03

Book Review: White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg This was a hard book to read (listen to). It’s one of those books where you’re glad to have read it, but you don’t really enjoy the journey. I started it over a month ago, but I had to take it in …

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Feb 07

Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance I can see why this book hit the bestseller list. It really hits the zeitgeist of this tumultuous past few years we’ve had, especially with regards to the questions of middle America and how to achieve the “American Dream.” It also …

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Jul 21

Book Review: Devoured

Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies–How What We Eat Defines Who We Are by Sophie Egan When I think about food, it’s usually in the context of “what am I going to make for dinner” or gnashing my teeth in irritation about coworkers evangelizing about their latest fad diets. Food is a huge part …

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Jan 13

Book Review: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates If the point of a book is to experience the world from another’s viewpoint, just for a little while, this book succeeds. It’s short, around 150 pages in the hardback, and it takes the frame of a father’s letter to his son. It’s dark enough that I …

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Apr 16

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger I know I’m going to piss a lot of people off with this review, because for many people this is their favoritest book ever. I read this book as a teenager and I despised it. I couldn’t stand Holden, felt he was, to quote himself, a big …

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