What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By: Richard N. Bolles Nonfiction 1970/2017 Rating: 2/5 Caveat Number One: I am not (technically) looking for a new job. Caveat Number Two: I would not ever put this much effort into finding one.

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

By: Pema Chodron 1994 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Spiritual life; Buddhism; China; Tibet; Doctrines Rating: 2.5/5   I’ll start by admitting that I have NO IDEA how Start Where You Are got on my “To Read” list. None. I am not… Continue Reading

The Fortress of Solitude

By: Jonathan Lethem 2003 Fiction Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5   The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.

Free to Choose

By: Milton and Rose Friedman 1979 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Capitalism; Welfare state; Industry and state Rating: 2/5   Oh yeah. Look at that stud. Free to Choose is a “personal statement” from the late 1970s about economic policy.