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The Best Books I Read This Month (Jan 2012)

Between proofreading my own book, The Accident, I still managed to find some time to get some other reading in.  January proved to be a great month of books:

  • The Leopard by Jo Nesbo- Nesbo is one of the best crime fiction writers today and The Leopard was phenomenal.
  • Comedian Mastermind:  The Best of Fat Cyclist, 2005-2007– A compendium of blog posts from the FatCyclist.com.  Hilarious, funny.  How did I miss some of these posts?  If you want to understand the eccentricities of a cyclist, get a good recipe for a cake, or just laugh at other people, then this is the book for you.  I look forward to the next collection.
  • Howard Cosell:  The Man, The Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports by Mark Ribowsky-  An intriguing look at Cosell.  A lot of the events and stories I’d long forgotten.
  • Team 7-11:  How an Unsung Band of American Cyclists Took on the World and Won by Geoff Drake- I have often been curious to learn how the 7-11 Team, the first American cycling team, was started.  I’d long forgotten Eric Heiden’s role or the importance of the Olympics in this team getting going.  Kind of amazing to see the success they found so quickly when the went to race on the professional European circuit.
  • And So It Goes:  Kurt Vonnegut:  A Life by Charles Shields- A riveting biography of Vonnegut.  Couldn’t put it down.
  • The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
  • Crazy River by Richard Grant- Another travelogue by Richard Grant.  This time he ventures into the heart of Africa.  He always seems to encounter a strange group of people.
  • A Killing in Iowa:  A Daughter’s Story of Love and Murder by Rachel Corbett
  • My Seinfeld Year by Fred Stoller
  • Man Seeks Divine:  My Flirtations With The Divine by Eric Weiner
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  1. John
    February 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    That’s amazing that you read 10 books and proofed your own. I only read two books, your a machine

    • February 2, 2012 at 6:27 am

      But I’m still behind on Justified

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