"It's really a very simple story. What happened was this: I met this girl and did a very stupid thing. I fell in love. Hard. I know that to some people that makes me an idiot and a loser. What can I say? They're right. I did some extremely foolish things; I'm the first to say it. And they've left me in jail and alone."
So begins one of the most compelling, emotionally charged, and affecting novels you are likely to read this year.
Another rocky week in Trump Land. We drop the Mother of All Bombs – basically to throw a scare into the entire world – but Trump has the best chocolate cake ever.
There are more than 200 anti-Trump Tax Marches across the country, but Trump gives the states the go-ahead to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood.
Jon Ossoff seeks Tom Price’s Congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th district, so Trump responds with a baseless Twitter attack.
Slowly but surely, the connections between the Trump campaign and the Russians are coming into focus, but Trump seals the White House visitor logs.
Trump attacks the rightful workings of government, but career public servants are fighting back in different ways. Read the resignation letter from Michael Cox, who worked at the Environmental Protection Agency for more than 25 years.
Watch my award-winning short film Lunch With Louie
everyday THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ... a nice long biography of ELIZABETH I ... the new New Yorker and the new New York Review of Books
Deezer! ...Howard Stern and Thom Hartmann always... lots of COSI, lots of KEITH JARRETT ... ... too much Pandora (lots of Chopin) ... and tons of Van the Man ... and Sturgill Simpsonand Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch!
As much news as I can stomach ... Rick Steves' Europe and SEINFELD(comfort watching) ... Turner Classic Movies... and the struggles of the Lakers and Clippers