in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, by Jeff Guinn
Probably less creepy than reading your mother's yellowed, dog-eared copy of Helter Skelter, as I did in the late 1980s.
2. The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature, by [...]