THE LIST: Recent reading

La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl, by David Huddle: If you liked Girl with a Pearl Earring, you will love this book. If you loved The Story of a Million Years, an earlier–and amazing–Huddle novel, this one may be a little disappointing, but it is still work a shot for the elegant writing.
Let us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship, by Sharon Boorstin: LA restaurant critic with famous friends writes memoir, recipes included.
Outlaw Cook, by John Thorne: This book is so 1992–one one hand I hated its pedantic, self-righteous style, on the other, I agreed with lots of his ideas and made one of the dishes as I read the book.
Marketing to the Mindset of Boomers and Their Elders, by Carol M/ Morgan and Doran J., Levy: This is a GREAT marketing book, with sharp observations, all based on research, on new psychographic slices on 40 and older folk.
Business at the Speed of Stupid: How to Avoid Technology disasters in Business, by Dan Burke and Alan Morrison: Clever case studies made me choose it this one–if you’ve done development in the Valley, you’ll recognize the problematic situations analyzed in several of the chapters.