Climbing That Empathy Wall into a Louisiana Sinkhole: Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers In Their Own Land (2017 Reading Book #87)

I really loved this book for a number of reasons. It was really interesting to learn about all of the issues Lousiana and its residents are dealing with–many of which I only had a little idea of. I also found it extremely fascinating albeit a bit upsetting to gain a … Continue reading

You Should Read This: Thomas Frank’s Listen, Liberal (2017 Reading Book #51)

This was another political book I was hesitant to read for fear of it just yelling at me and making me feel bad for the state of our country (I guess I’m just used to all of Trump’s supporters berating “Liberal Snowflakes”). I was relieved that the opinions expressed in … Continue reading

This Was More Enjoyable Than I Expected: George Packer’s The Unwinding (2017 Reading Book #39)

This is one of six books recommended in order to understand how Trump won the presidential election. I’ve never really read political books prior to this year, and only in recent years have I taken a real interest in our country’s politics (I guess this is growing up). This being … Continue reading