The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

Paperback, 320 pages Published November 16th 2015 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published November 2009)    From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation … More The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

Hardcover, 304 pages Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Simon & Schuster I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Simon & Schuster, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.   Sarah Lohman’s Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine offers an eclectic and thought-provoking survey into American culinary culture … More Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Hardcover, 480 pages Published June 21st 2016 by Viking “If this book accomplishes anything it will be to have exposed a number of myths about the American dream, to have disabused readers of the notion that upward mobility is a function of the founders’ ingenious plan…” Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of … More White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Hardcover, 432 pages Published March 1st 2016 by Crown I received a copy of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City from the publisher, Crown, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Matthew Desmond’s research-driven prose is a dazzling work of examination and insight. Within these pages, the business and culture of evictions is dissected … More Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Throwback Thursday: The Hip Hop Wars by Tricia Rose

Paperback, 320 pages Published December 2nd 2008 by Basic Civitas Books (first published January 1st 2008)           “Hip Hop is not dead, but it is gravely ill. The beauty and life force of hip hop have been squeezed out, wrung nearly dry by the compounding factors of commercialism, distorted racial and … More Throwback Thursday: The Hip Hop Wars by Tricia Rose