Monthly Archives: April 2008

50 Best Cult Books, from the Telegraph

One good book list deserves another. The UK Telegraph has already described their version of the "perfect library" (a far, far too conservative selection for many but worthwhile selections just the same), so now they weigh in with their votes for the "50 Best Cult Books." It’s an interesting  list, considering what got in and […]

The Perfect Library, From The Telegraph

Rejoice, for the weekend is nearly upon us.  (Yay!) If you have some time for reading this weekend, you might take a look at the UK Telegraph’s  list of "110 Books: The Perfect Library."  I’m sort of disappointed that Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash did not make the list, but I approve of what science fiction […]

The Audacity of Depression, by Joe Bageant

No introduction I could possibly write would do justice to this great article by Joe Bageant, so I’m just going to post the first few paragraphs then provide a link: The Audacity of Depression By JOE BAGEANT One of the best things about the hundred or so book festivals in America is that, with luck, […]

Lara Frater, Author, Librarian, & Fat Chick on NPR Today

From WNYC’s web site: Anna Kirkland, assistant professor of women’s studies and political science at the University of Michigan and author of Fat Rights: Dilemmas of Difference and Personhood, and  blogger Lara Frater, author of Fat Chicks Rule!: How To Survive in a Thin-Centric World,  look at the legal question of discrimination against the overweight. […]