Posts in Books
Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Drumpf presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media ventures. The concept of Yes We Still Can is great, what worked well in the Obama presidency that we can tap to get a Democrat elected in 2020. To spur along this discussion Dan brings his extensive political background and insider Obama stories from his six years in the White House.

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Dark Matter

I really, really enjoyed Dark Matter. It's a book that doesn't shy away from what in many books would be the downfall. How do you deal with an inherently difficult/complex/twisting scientific plot? Dark Matter opens up with Jason and his wife Daniela and his son Charlie. They're living a normal Chicago life. He's a professor, she teaches art, and their son is a normal teenager. And then the book takes us out of this seemingly quiet family home into one of the most intense and enjoyable thrillers I've read a long time.

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