The list author says: "My ecclectic reading list for Summer, 2011. I hope to get to all of these. I publish the list with a hope that others who are connected to me via the internets might stumble across undiscovered books, or somehow offer encouragement (even if silently so) to me. Because it's gonna take an occasional swift kick if I am to finish all these books. I want to read each of these, of course."
"Really, really good, (based on the first few chapters I've read). This might be her best book yet. She does such a thorough job of deconstructing that which is right in front of us. Her explanation of the French Revolution is powerfully presented, and funny!"
"Picked this one up during a recent visit to the book store, and loved the morsels I found when flipping the pages. There is a companion book by Ken Denmead that I'll probably add to my list after I've read this one."
"I grabbed this and started reading the first chapter - BAM! It was the best written, most captivating first chapter of a sports Bio I've ever read. UPDATE: I finished this book. It's the very best sports biography I've read. The details are so vivid."
"Like both of the Clinton's auto bio's, it is very hard for me to hack thru the jungle of self serving lies and sanctimonious crap, which abound in these pages. But I am committed to being as well rounded as I am well read, so I shall press on. It's a great insomnia cure, too."
"I LOVE Kessler's other works on the FBI and CIA. And I've read a half dozen other books about the President's Secret Service, so I am hoping this one offers new insights and reveals layers never before explored. I'm confident Mr. Kessler will pull it off."
"Gotta read about the Boss. His life touched so many things that interest me. I tend to get bogged down in more serious sounding life bios, which is what I get from the first few chapters here. But I wanna know more about the Boss's doings in Cleveland and Tampa Bay, as well as his interactions with all the other owners in MLB."
"The famed OJ Simpson prosecutor's first foray into fiction. (I'd say her non-fiction work includes significant bits of what I regard as fiction, but that's just nit picking). Either way, should be interesting."
"Meet the Tampa Bay Rays, and their unique management approach to baseball. UPDATE: FINISHED this one. a breakdown of how the Rays' owners and management approach the business of major league baseball differently from most everyone else. Enjoyed it."
"I've read the two books Sarah Palin has authored. And two of the "counter" bios, so I plan to work thru the budding negative works popping up. There are about four of them out right now. Hope to read them all before the movie "Undefeated" pops up in my local theater."
"Explores myths surrounding liberal leanings of the mainstream American media, and the leanings of Fox News. The thesis is that everyone else in media leans so far to the left that Fox appears to be far right in comparison."