By: Ben Lerner Fiction 2011 Subject Matter: Poets; Americans; Spain; Self-realization; Art and literature; Madrid Rating: 4/5 On the surface, Leaving the Atocha Station is everything I typically hate: it’s a semi-autobiographical novel written by a poet about a whiny… Continue Reading
Edited by: Andrew Carroll Nonfiction 1997 Subject Matter: American letters; United States; Civilization Rating: 5/5 WHAT A BOOK. Wow. I am delighted to have had the extreme pleasure of reading Letters of a Nation.
by: Forrest Carter 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.
If you choose not to vote, you automatically waive your right to complain. –“8 Reasons Why Youth Should Vote” by Grace Masback
By: Jhumpa Lahiri 2008 Fiction Subject Matter: Bengali Americans; Bengali; South Asian people; United States Rating: 4/5 Unaccustomed Earth reminded me how much I LOVE SHORT STORIES! Since college, I’ve stuck mostly to novels or nonfiction. But Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection… Continue Reading
The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. The previous 18 posts in the… Continue Reading
By: John Steinbeck 1939 Fiction Subject Matter: Migrant agricultural laborers; Rural families; Depressions; Labor camps; California; Oklahoma; Domestic fiction; Political fiction Rating: 4/5 Well. I’m not to sure what to say about this one. The Grapes of Wrath wasn’t at… Continue Reading
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. —America: A Prophecy by William Blake
By: Barbara Ehrenreich 2001 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Minimum wage in the United States; Unskilled labor in the United States; Poverty in the United States Rating: 2.5/5 I’m a little disappointed that Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is… Continue Reading