Ok folks, because I don’t have anything really substantive to add tonight aside from my commentary on the debate — and because that’s going to be in a different thread, I thought I’d give you a diversion and invite your cooperation.
Here’s a hot-off-the-presses compendium of my Fall and Winter (imaginary) booklist. Feel free to add your own:
1) I’m OK, You’re Bankrupt
Fritz Perls explains the stock market in terms of transactional analysis.
2) Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
A layman’s guide to investing, with concrete examples.
3) A Calm Before the Storm
Tom Wolfe’s latest thriller about the Buckley family.
4) We Never Bargained for This
Francis Fukuyama reflects on the End of History and the Bush years.
5) Moose Hunting Tips for the Suburbs
Explaining Sarah Palin to Soccer Moms in Evanston
6) Joe Biden: Say WHAT!?! With a SMILE!
Senator Joe Biden examines the impact of his teeth on America.
7) Don’t Be Afraid of Communism
The Democratic Party breaks it down for the average American.
8) Beggar Thy Neighbor: NOT!
Rules for Economic Radicals
9) Consistent Inconsistency: The Early Years of John McCain
John McCain explains why Conservatives should support him.
10) Jejune in June in a New York Minute: A Community Perspective
Barack Obama reflects on his days at Columbia University
11) Location, Location, Location
A guide to property by Barack Obama and Antonin Rezko
12) I’m At It Again, In London
George Michael explains himself to Non-Gay people
13) Neither A Borrower Nor a Lender Be
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac administrators tell their stories.
14) Dynamic Itemset Counting and Implication Rules for Market Basket Data
Sergey Brin explains how to take over the world, with formulas.
15) Life Begins At Life!
People who have switched from Prozac to Zoloft explain the difference.
16) I Drink Your Milkshake
Foxy co-eds with nice racks succeed in convincing you to purchase outerwear at elevated prices.
17) The Six Trillion Dollar Man
How George Soros broke the world’s insurance companies with Oscar Goldman’s help.
18) Hemlines, Through the Years
Bill Clinton jaunts through some of his less memorable adventures.
19) Everything is Just Like This Steak
Warren Buffett explains his investment theory in Omaha.
20) October Surprise! But Then, A Mistress!
CREW publishes their entire archives on Wikileaks, with an introduction by Charles Schumer.