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Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns, by David Margolick
Before there was a debate about gay marriage, there was a debate, unfortunately, about whether to marginalize and alienate gay dudes until they were driven to early graves from alcoholism [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies, by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky
It took many years of feminist counter-programming for me to abandon my mistaken belief that Yoko Ono was a witch who broke up The Beatles. That doesn't mean I'm a fan of her [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. The Best of Punk Magazine, by John Holmstrom
Musical genres should have fight songs. You know, like sports teams. "The Ramones invented it, the English perfected it. The Stooges presaged it, Green Day reflected it. It's... punk! HOO-RAH. HOO-RAH. HOO-RAH. HOO-RAH."
2. Ship It Holla [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright
People always want to talk about John Travolta's religious beliefs, sexuality, terrible hair plugs, terrible Christmas album with Olivia Newton-John, or comeback in Pulp Fiction, but never seem to mention that the [...]

The 60 Books I Read in 2012

I read 60 books in 2012. They are listed below in mostly reverse chronological order.
Because I write book reviews for money, I offer this list to demystify/illuminate the art of reading/reviewing as I have come to understand it since reading my first book in 1981 at age four. Many reviewers, though they publish "Best of" [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Music, Radio and the Public Sphere: The Aesthetics of Democracy, by Charles Fairchild
This book was recommended by my cubicle mate at work. This cubicle mate didn't just recommend the book, but recommended it specifically for me (please excuse italics). So, if I like [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus, Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy.
I've been scared of rabies ever since I saw Old Yeller in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Here's what happens: Old Yeller is a cool, yellow dog. Then [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work, by Mark Franko.
I'm not a guy who's interested in dance, but unlike most guys, I want to be a guy that's interested in dance, and I think a biography of Martha Graham [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Seagalogy: The Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal, by Vern.
I had a friend who claims to have seen Above the Law six times in the movie theater. (When I say "my friend," I don't mean me. I mean, I actually do have a friend [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, by Billy Bob Thornton and Kinky Friedman.
Does anyone else think it's weird that William Robert Thornton, the auteur who made Sling Blade, is now a Canada-hating country singer while Angelina Jolie, his former wife, [...]

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