A few reading suggestions for your next poolside session:

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William Campbell Gault, Dirt Track Summer
Steve McQueen was an actor whose love for turtlenecks didn’t hold a candle to his love for racecars. Make like McQueen and take a turn around the track (bookwise).
Duckworth in Painted Desert

Norman Mailer, The Deer Park
Mailer’s novel is set in a fictitious version of Palm Springs. NSFW.
Duckworth in Painted Desert

Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby
Set a reminder to reapply your SPF; you’ll forget all about dermatological health when you’re engrossed in this novel about satanic babies.
Winston in Cognac Tortoise

H.G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon
A beach vacation is nice and all, but how about a trip to the moon? No, actually, that sounds kind of terrifying.
Winston in Cognac Tortoise

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
A better version of “sex on the beach”. Miller’s novel was first published in 1934 in France but became an American bestseller in the early 60s when its legal publication in the U.S. brought about a handful of obscenity lawsuits. HEL-lo!
Preston in Red Canyon

Truman Capote, Music for Chameleons
The writer, a part-time Palm Springs resident, was an expert at leisure, telling The Paris Review, “I am a completely horizontal author.”
Preston in Red Canyon

Saul Bellow, Herzog
A book that makes you glad you’re not having a midlife crisis in Manhattan.
Wheeler in Windswept

Slim Keith with Annette Tapert, Slim: Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life
Life philosophy: “God blessed me with a happy spirit and many other gifts. What I was not blessed with I went out and got. Sometimes the price was too high, but I’ve never been much of a bargain hunter.”

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