Recommended Reads, 31st in a Quarterly Series
Stuff I read lately that I would recommend:
Brave (McGowan). Must-read in the #MeToo era.
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital (Oshinsky)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Vance). A really well-written window into a world most of us coastal elites simply do not have any direct connection to.
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics (O'Donnell). The parallels to the present are eerie, and make me wonder what our grandkids will be reading about these times.
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood (Damour). Super helpful as I help my own teenage daughter navigate her entry into adolescence.
Women & Power: A Manifesto (Mary Beard). Super helpful to view modern feminism from the lens of ancient Rome.
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (Coates). Great to read or re-read some of his best from this time period, with additional commentary and context appended.