The foreword to Sergey Yarov’s “Leningrad 1941-42: Morality in a City under Siege”

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

This foreword—along with the ineffable Laurence Rees’s tweet for it—made me get hold of this book. What a foreword!

Excerpt from Charles Bukowski’s “Ham on Rye”

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

I’m two thirds in. It’s a very good book. I never slept on my back. But when I awakened I was on my back and it surprised me. My legs were bent at the knees in front of me, making a mountain-like effect with the blankets. And as I looked at the blanket-mountain before me […]

Review: John Gibler – “I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us”

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

My review of John Gibler’s “I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us”: I give it 5/5.

Quotes on life: abuse, addiction, and more life as culled from Marc Maron’s new book

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Some quotes that were very inspirational and profound to me, via Marc Maron’s new book, from Natasha Lyonne, Norm MacDonald, Bruce Springsteen, Margaret Cho, Barry Crimmins, and Todd Hanson.

Sleep deprivation and its effects: from Matthew Walker

Friday, October 27th, 2017

There are many ways in which a lack of sufficient sleep will kill you. Here are a few interesting experiments on that subject.