Birth date: March 22, 1951
James McManus's Books
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It's like This American Life in written form.
Unlike any nonfiction work I've ever read. Every single.. work, shall I say, is written in a conversational tone. The best thing is the author seems to understand that nonfiction can be a boring pain in the ass..
This was a book I won through the GR giveaway, and which I am WAY late in rviewing. The problem is that I found it almost unreadable - tried once or twice, kept putting it aside, hoping that it would be better if I were in a different mood. I finally decided that I had to give it my best shot, and...
I am unclear as to whether or not I love this book because in the first 4 stories they mention the U of C in two of them, but I do think it is an amazing book and recommend it to everybody. And I don't even usually like non-fiction.
First of all, I have to say that I don't know how to play poker, so large swathes of this book went sailing over my head. It opens with a gory murder reenactment, also not something I fancy. Those two things notwithstanding, this was a solid and entertaining listen. I didn't like McManus' habit of r...