Bedside Manner: Finishing What You Start

Words to fall asleep by

Bedside Manner:  Finishing What You Start

Completing an entire book has become more of a challenge, but I've had some recent successes: Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag and E.L. Doctorow's Homer and Langley.

Next Up:

The Stranger, by Albert Camus: Another read of this tattered 1958 reprint, this time with greater clarity.

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, a memoir by Piper Kerman: I pulled this little number out of the Chronicle book bin. Sing it to me.

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability: Zzzzz, right? I'm not into self-improvement books but hard times call for self-improvement books.

Autumn of the Moguls: Writer Michael Wolff's ego is all over this 2003 book, which nonetheless provides a fascinating view of the big media world of the early 00s. The more things change ...

A stack of New Yorkers, a food magazine (duh), and a notebook for big ideas.

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