The Fortress of Solitude

I've finally finished my first book in the 2011 "To Be Read" pile challenge: "The Fortress Of Solitude" by Jonathan Lethem. It's hard to express how much of an impression this book made on me--"Fortress" is one of the most interesting and arresting books that I have ever read. For a long while the book … Continue reading The Fortress of Solitude

What It Takes

Usually I blog about books AFTER I've read them, but my copy of What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer has an interesting back story. Since the book is over 1,000 pages long and has landed on my doorstep while I'm right in the middle of several other books I'm attempting to read in my … Continue reading What It Takes


I just finished reading "Clemente: the Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero" by David Maraniss. He has written prior sports books on Vince Lombardi and the 1960 Summer Olympics, as well as a masterful biography of Bill Clinton: "First In His Class." This book provides just as marvelous insights into the character and career … Continue reading Clemente