Monday, December 19, 2011

Three Timely Books to Read

Since we've been inundated with news and and the analyses thereof ... and because as a professional nerd I always reflexively turn to books:
  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Chol-hwan Kang (Basic, 2005). A harrowing memoir of a childhood spent in a prison camp.
  • Open Letters: Selected Writings 1965-1990 by Vaclav Havel (Vintage, 1992). A collection of Havel's writing on his journey from dissident playwright to president.
  • Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens (Twelve, 2011).  A memoir that became a valediction.

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