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

David Sedaris, “Me Talk Pretty One Day”

Reread this—it appeared in my list from the first year I started keeping track. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2000, 272 pp. Obtained via: My bookshelf Date started: 7.26.08 Date finished: 8.1.08 What I liked: Pretty much everything! It's also a lot funnier if you imagine him reading it in his nasally voice. What I didn't like:… Continue reading David Sedaris, “Me Talk Pretty One Day”

“Before the Mortgage,” edited by Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton

This collection of essays by people about post-college-pre-babies life struck an even stronger chord with me than the first time I read it back in 2006. (But I apparently didn't note it in my master book list.) THE LOWDOWN Published: 2006, 228 pp. Obtained via: My bookshelf Date started: 7.18.08 Date finished: 7.26.08 What I… Continue reading “Before the Mortgage,” edited by Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton