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Olive Again

Olive, Again: A Novel What if you’re just not that important? A tear literally came to my eye as I finished this book. Which completes the story of Olive Kitteridge, the protagonist of Elizabeth Strout’s book of that name back in 2008. Yes, they made a mini-series of that book back on HBO five years […]

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy Anybody who’s a friend of Peter Thiel is not a friend of mine. Well, not exactly, but what bugged me about the press for this book is that they neglected to point out J.D. Vance’s entrenchment with right wingers, as in this book was seen as an insight into the poor white underbelly […]

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Project Voldemort, that’s today’s business story. “Snap Detailed Facebook’s Aggressive Tactics in ‘Project Voldemort’” Or, to put it another way, you can’t handle the truth. It’s easier to see Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos as winners than to delve into how they got there. Their characters are more chiaroscuro, […]

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

“Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” I’ve met Lori Gottlieb. She spoke at Kate’s bookstore. She was promoting a book about anorexia. How she fought back the disease in her teens. But we all agreed she still had it. She verged on painfully thin. And she boasted. […]