October 24, 2004
Before I write a brief review of Greg Kot's Wilco: Learning How To Die, I have to admit to being a huge Wilco fan. Kot paints a vivid picture of the formation of the band, and in particular the life and evolution of Jeff Tweedy. I'd recommend this book to any fan of modern music.
As my next book, I finally read Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser. I know I'm stating the obvious, but this book reminded me of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, which I reread last year. This eye-opening and and often horrifying story of the fast food industry should be read by anyone contemplating a meal at McDonald's for lunch.
Next up is Ken Wells' Travels with Barley: A Journey Through Beer Culture in America. As a fan of both travelogues and beer, I am hoping this book will quench my literary thirst.