Journalism

notable recent reads

Long time no blog, right? But I’m back with three recently read, utterly awesome books, all written by women with three names: Adrian Nicole Leblanc, “Random Family” Leblanc spent a decade hanging out with a random family from the Bronx, then she wrote this book. I’d read an interview with her in New New Journalism […]

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Malcolm Gladwell, “Blink”

Malcolm Gladwell is a writer for the New Yorker, and he cracks me up. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2005, 280 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 10.12.08 Date finished: 11.10.08 What I liked: The question he asks in this book is how do we know the things we know? Why are first impressions so often, and […]

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“The New Kings of Nonfiction,” edited by Ira Glass

THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 456 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 9.2.08 Date finished: 9.14.08 What I liked: This collection of essays is absolutely top-notch. I especially loved Malcolm Gladwell’s “Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg,” Michael Pollan’s “Power Steer” and Coco Henson Scales’ “The Hostess Diaries.” What I didn’t like: I assumed the essays would […]

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Hanna Rosin, “God’s Harvard”

This Washington Post writer’s in-depth study of Patrick Henry College is one of those books that I can’t stop talking about and recommend to all of my friends. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 304 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 8.12.08 Date finished: 8.17.08 What I liked: Rosin spent a lot of time with the students […]

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