The story of Binx Bolling is kind of like what might have happened if Dick Whitman never became Don Draper, and instead started wandering around first New Orleans, and then the country, on a neverending spiritual and existential quest.
‘It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With The New Politics of Extremism’ by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
In “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With The New Politics of Extremism,” Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein argue that the American system of government is imperiled by Republican politics.
After reading this book I wanted to go out and start assembling an apocalypse kit. Although it is a great story of survival and of a father and son. The book and then movie are so similar -which doesn't happen very often.
Recommended by Melissa. The Invention of Wings is historical fiction at its best. Author Sue Monk Kidd (who also wrote the Secret Life of Bees) based this novel on the life of Southern abolitionism and women's rights advocate, Sarah Grimke.
Empire Falls by Richard Russo. In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious novel, Richard Russotells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a smalltown with a glorious past but a dubious future.
"This Is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper before it comes out as a movie starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey in September. What a fatasntic book. Funny in a dark way and tells a deep story of family and what that means.