Andy

Location:

Milwaukee, WI
Hometown: Los Angeles

Member since:

April 23, 2013

Which topics do you enjoy reading about and discussing the most?

I like being forced to read different things, otherwise I find myself just reading for work. I think the books I've enjoyed the most are the ones I never thought I'd like. For example, "Moonwalking with Einstein", amazing book that if I weren't in a book group that read it, I'd have never considered reading it. Likewise "Play Their Hearts Out" is another book I'd have never considered, but it led to fascinating discussions and all sorts of revelations about how the competitive sports world work in junior basketball with inner city blacks and also hearing the different perspectives of people who played competitive sports and women, some of whom did and some of whom didn't, added tremendously to my understanding of the book.

What are some of your favorite books (or authors)?

Well, my all time favorite book, that I've read more than any other is "Diary of a Green Bay Packer" by Jerry Kramer. But that's more reconnecting with part of my youth than adult, intellectual reading. "Reflections on the Revolution in France" by Edmund Burke probably changed me more than any other book I've read. "The Night Circus" was a fun little escape. "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" introduced me to the world of Henry VIII, and since then I've read several other book about the period and watched "The Tudors". It is fascinating to see different perspectives about the same people and period, when the outcomes are already known. On the flip side, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zeot" was a view into a completely different world (16th century Japan). Anyways, that's sort of a rambling picture into books I've liked.

Name 2 or 3 non-fiction books you would like to discuss with the group.

1. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara 2. Power Inc. by David Rothkopf 3. Just Kids by Pattie Smith

Why would you like to join this particular group?

I like reading and then hearing other people's perspectives on the same book.

Introduction

Hi, I'm just moving to Milwaukee for work. I love reading and would like to meet similar people.


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