Non-Fiction Summer

With apologies to my fiction-centric eldest, it’s shaping up to be a non-fiction summer. The reading list:

  1. The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness, by Todd Rose. Illuminating so far.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Million Dollar Listing New York. Is this the end of Frederik’s and Luis’s relationship?
  3. Shortly it will just be Netflix meaning Halt and Catch Fire Season 2.
  4. And Grace and Frankie Season 2.

And this film tops the summer list. I understand if it’s too weighty for you and yours.

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