Archive for the 'Books' Category

The John Oates Book

“Rich Girl” got me through law school. I didn’t want to go, but I’d run out of options. I’d choked at the freestyle ingress, gotten the world’s worst case of mononucleosis, part of me wanted to stay at Snowbird but I knew if I didn’t leave Utah right then, I’d be there forever. That’s the […]

The Michael Lewis Book

“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” I’m pretty sure most buyers never finished this book. So why did I? Maybe it’s fandom, I’m a Michael Lewis believer. He writes well about subjects I find interesting and he’s not self-aggrandizing and thin-skinned like Malcolm Gladwell, whom I’ve lost faith in. But both oftentimes […]

The Kenny Aronoff Book

He’s the drummer you always see on TV, with the bald head and the sunglasses, hitting ’em hard and having the time of his life, smiling all the while. Why did I read his book? Because he reached out and was so personable. That’s the essence of making it. Making the effort and continuing to […]

“Surf City-The Jan & Dean Story”

Surf City: The Jan and Dean Story This is strangely readable. Writing is an art, a talent that most people don’t possess. After finishing this, I tried to crack the new Brian Wilson book, it was unfathomable, short sentences as if you were in the room and the man himself was free-associating. That’s Brian, but […]