I just bought Just Kids haven`t started it yet.I was saving it for a road trip in July.
I want to read Dante's Inferno next, but do you people know if you can get it in English anywhere? For, you see, I do not speak Latin or in whatever language it's written. ^^;
I knew him through an interview publish in Paris Review and translated to Portuguese on a Brazilian magazine Serrote. I loved his words and I was really interested in him. Then I bought "The Discomfort Zone" and now "Freedom" - which was relesead in Brazil this month.That's a coincidence. I was just about to post that I read his latest tome, Freedom, which is, to be fair, quite good and a lot about us, or more accurately, American us which of course is including more and more of everyone to date. This review covers it - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7905092-freedom . Thanks for the clip, it's interesting to hear him speak now.
I'm still only up to chapter 3 of 'Freedom', started reading it last year! Just hasn't grabbed me yet. I did however manage to find time to read the latest 'Sex and the City' prequel novel, so not sure what that says about my priorities at the present.
Today, I am re-reading parts of Alain De Botton's 'The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work', hoping to find a really good quote.
Strage - Loriano Macchiavelli.
- A. Glutton Brock...however much we may be wearied by banality
in others, it does not seem sinful to us in ourselves.
When we are bored with our own sameness, we believe
that something outside us is boring us ; we do not under-
stand that the wages of banality is boredom, or that a
great part of our most disastrous folly, and even wicked-
ness, is the result of that boredom and of the blind effort
to escape from it by means of some crude external excite-