10.02.2013

Sociological Porn

I think the Barnes and Noble in Thousand Oaks, CA is catching on to me.
I have gotten more than a few side-glances from employees there.

I buy my fair share of books, but lately I've been involved in some unscrupulous activity.

Is it really that bad to read entire books while Pee-Baby plays on the Thomas the Train set in the
Children's section?

I clean up Ryan's mess when we're done.
I am very nice to the books and make sure I don't get bodily fluids on them. Which, by the way, is why I am not a fan of public libraries..... too many fluids.
I am also very discreet about eating my packed lunch.


I love books. I usually only read non-fiction or literary classics, but author Dan Brown wrote a sequel to The Davinci Code. I was so excited. I even purchased it.
I read it in 3 days and it was everything I hoped for and more. I felt so dirty.

Besides recommending the Dan Brown book,  here are a few that I consider the "Fifty Shades of Grey" of the Social/Cultural section at B&N:




The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
By Jennifer Toth

This book is as cool as it sounds. There is also a rad documentary of the homeless living in the tunnels called Dark Days. It's on Netflix or for free here.




Gang Leader for a Day
By Sudhir Venkatesh

A rogue sociologist takes to the streets??? SEXY.
I don't know how some Indian kid made friends with a black drug dealer. And I don'r know how the The Indian kid was able to get gang records of drug deals, observe the gang's hierarchy, and avoid getting arrested - but the results are incredible.




Reefer Madness
By Eric Schlosser

This book exposes the American black market and how it impacts our society. Fascinating stuff.
Schlosser also wrote Fast Food Nation, which if you haven't read, you need to pack a lunch and get to B&N asap.


By the way, all those books were so good that I actually bought them a while ago but they are in storage while we remodel. I decided to re-read them in my favorite B&N chair.
If any fluids happen to be on the books, it's not mine.


1 comment:

  1. Greetings Emily! I was just wondering if you would be able to answer my question I have about your bog! My name is Heather and if you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!

    ReplyDelete

Speak with your heart or your private parts, either one is fine with me.