With apologies to my fiction-centric eldest, it’s shaping up to be a non-fiction summer. The reading list:
- The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness, by Todd Rose. Illuminating so far.
- If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy by Raj Raghunathan. Likely to draw on this in the “Art of Living” writing seminar.
- Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, From the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First, by Frank Trentmann. This one’s a bruiser. You and and I are likely to have voted for ABT (anyone but Trump) before I finish.
- The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships, by Harriet Lerner. Don’t ask.
Television season is being pre-empted by long, sun-filled evenings, meaning I’m down to two shows, which, like the NBA finals, are quickly drawing to a close:
- The Americans. First fell for Keri Russell when she was a University of New York student. If you didn’t get the Felicity reference, nevermind.
- Million Dollar Listing New York. Is this the end of Frederik’s and Luis’s relationship?
- Shortly it will just be Netflix meaning Halt and Catch Fire Season 2.
- And Grace and Frankie Season 2.
And this film tops the summer list. I understand if it’s too weighty for you and yours.