TO READ · 03/14/2014
To Read: Chronicle Book List
Have a few hours to kill before your deadline? Let us suggest a handful of books from journalists we admire.
Nora Ephron, Scribble Scribble
Consider this is your witty cheat sheet to some of the most brilliant (and wildly amusing) thoughts regarding the media and the shifty political landscape of the 1970s.
Joan Didion, Miami
This isn’t Will Smith’s Miami. Didion scrapes the underbelly of 1980’s Miami: race tensions, Cuban exiles, Latin American affairs, government conspiracies, and political violence. Have fun in the sun!
Renata Adler, Speedboat
Enjoy getting willfully lost in this entanglement of curious anecdotes told by a neurotically observant New York City journalist in the 1970s.
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead Essays
The most uninteresting fact of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s life is that his house was regularly used to film scenes for the show One Tree Hill.
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone
The man himself said it best: “Some people write their novels and others roll high enough to live them, and some fools try to do both.”
Pauline Kael, 5001 Nights at the Movies
Before committing to any pre-21st century movie on Netflix, reference this astonishing collection of sharply-written reviews from one of most influential film critics ever to live.