Tag Archives: Nonfiction

Fast Food Nation

I don’t usually focus on non-fiction, just like I don’t usually mention million-seller books.  But Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, warrants an exception.  Part of this posting is sentimental–my wife and I resolved to read more books together, and … Continue reading

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Puzzled Writers, Dramatic Situations

I recently spent the night at a friend’s house, and since I’m almost always the first to get up in the morning I killed a few hours raiding his library.  After browsing the shelves of anthologies, journals, and short story … Continue reading

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The Medici Effect

While riding a commuter train from Chicago to St. Louis earlier today (the train being a new addition to my annual Christmas migration back to my hometown) I read The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson, which claims that creativity, while … Continue reading

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