NPR – Review of Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck by Eric G. Wilson

My first review for NPR is of Eric G. Wilson’s smart, probing new book, Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can’t Look Away, that sets out to explain what lies beneath our collective fascination with death and suffering.

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The San Francisco Chronicle – Review of Da Vinci’s Ghost by Toby Lester

 

This is my first review for the San Francisco Chronicle, and I really lucked out on the book. Toby Lester’s “Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image,” about the story behind da Vinci’s “Vetruvian Man” (above), is an absolute winner – smart, engaging and easily digested in a few sittings.