reading: The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
I just finished The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. I think it is one of the best books I have read in a while. Walls describes her eccentric, exciting, and somewhat deprived childhood in a way that appeals to me: no whining about all the bad things that happened, just a description of the way things were. She really got me inside her memories, and I was rooting for her all along. The only thing I have to be critical about is that she describes her childhood in detail, but only sketches her teenage-adult years in NYC. I was interested in how she made it from Welch, West Virginia, to Park Avenue, New York. She kind of skimmed over her experiences in NY, focusing on a few memories of her family from that period. But I loved the book so much I put it on my “you have to read this!” list, and I’m pretty sure this book won’t be on my shelves for long – I’ll find someone to loan it to.