Archive for the 'Books' Category


Mouth To Mouth

https://amzn.to/3gXi6Em I couldn’t wait to tell you about this book until I figured out where it was going. I was so disappointed. And then… “Mouth to Mouth” is not a big commitment, it’s only 188 pages long, and the chapters are short. This is a book for everybody, especially those who never read. I don’t […]

A Very Nice Girl

https://amzn.to/3H8fEW8 1 I read John Irving’s “The Last Chairlift.” Reviews were not kind, the main focus was on the extreme length, nearly a thousand pages, but I read everything Irving writes, “Garp” resonated just that much. And the last one, “Avenue of Mysteries,” billed as “magical realism,” which I have no fondness for, was truly […]

W. David Marx-This Week’s Podcast

W. David Marx is the author of the new book: “Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change.” He posits the dearth of quality new music comes down to status. We discuss this and other implications of status in society. Put your thinking cap on! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/w-david-marx/id1316200737?i=1000584913290 […]

Re-The Jann Wenner Autobiography

Yep. It’s primarily a bunch of unconnected vignettes just factually recounted with a one-line commentary. Jan lived an extraordinary life, meeting extraordinary people creating extraordinary experiences and yet the book feels like the disappointing and fragmented memories of a distant passenger in his own life story. Olivier Chastain ____________________________________ I wish I had read your […]