Monday, November 7, 2011

Latest Reads: Crew 22 Outwitting Steven Beasts

Here's a quick look at a few of the books I've read recently:

Thomas Frank: The Wrecking Crew
I loved this!  Read it and learn.  (It is a bit of a screed, but it's edifying nonetheless).

Christopher Hitchens: Hitch 22
I think I'm in love with Christopher Hitchens.  He's flat-out brilliant.

Aaron Lansky: Outwitting History
Seems a strange topic, but an engaging story, and passionately told. 

Steven Tyler: Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
I love Aerosmith, but this book turned me off of Steven Tyler.  Skip this one, and read "Life" by Keith Richards instead.

Erik Larsen:  In the Garden of Beasts
Not bad, but not great and nowhere nearly as interesting as his previous book "The Devil in the White City".  Run right out and buy a copy of "Devil" and devour it immediately, but give "Garden" a pass.


  1. If I had to pick one of these id'd probably be Hitch 22. I just like the title :-)

  2. Its amazing Steven is alive to tell his great story! I thank God that he was kept on this earth after all that self inflicted abuse. This was a great story told by an amazing, hilarious and talented individual. I loved all his funny quirks and rhymes and also appreciated all the pictures in the book which really made it come to life. Any Aerosmith/Steven Tyler fan will love this book.