Really? Another book about Obama? Yes. And if you love exhaustive, sprawling biographies, you’ll want to free up some serious real estate on your shelf for David Maraniss’s Barack Obama: The Story. Read more UPDATE: Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen picked up this review for his daily “Playbook” email. Couldn’t believe it.Read more "Washingtonian – Review of Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss"
Joel Stein, a humor columnist for Time magazine who thinks of himself not as a man but as “a person who happens to have a penis,” was terrified when he learned he was about to have a baby boy. “No man,” he says after a fateful trip to his wife’s obstetrician, “has ever stared so […]Read more "The San Francisco Chronicle – Review of Man Made by Joel Stein"
I’ll be helping with the Washington Reads page in Washingtonian Magazine for a bit beginning with the May 2012 issue, where I reviewed Toni Morrison’s slim, subtle new novel, “Home,” and Georgetown Professor Francis Slakey’s memoir about climbing the Seven Summits and surfing all the world’s oceans, “To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going […]Read more "Washingtonian – Washington Reads, May 2012"