Book Review: I finally finished “The Human Stain” by Philip Roth. Verdict: Literature with a capital L, brilliantly written, a disturbing story of tragic characters and tragic consequences. My big takeaway was how our lives are stories that we tell ourselves; stories whose ends can poetically mirror the beginnings. I like that idea, that my life is a story I’m writing as I live it, that there are loose ends to tie up and questions to answer before the end of the story.
On to “Power and the Presidency,” a collection of essays written by authors I admire, including David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin.