In the past, PD hasn’t been the best at recommending beach reads. Yes, yes---we’ll never live down recommending Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near, but this month we stand by our pick.
Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story by Jewel Kilcher is part memoir, part travel guide, part action drama, part philosophy, part instruction manual, part comedy, part self-help, part sci-fi, part Economics 101, part art appreciation and a 100% embracement of freedom.
P.J. O’Rourke’s All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty has a lot to offer.
You might be thinking, “Oh great. Famine and plague are in the title, another uplifting pick from the PD Book Club,” but give us some credit, it isn’t nearly as depressing as it sounds.
In order to prevent a Jeb Bush, “I could drop my pants, moon the whole crowd. Everybody would be aghast, except the press guys would never notice,” moment from Bernie Sanders’ for this week’s Memory Lane Monday we will go back to his 1972 Vermont Freeman article Man---and Woman.