The Saturday Read ‘The Portable Veblen’ by Elizabeth McKenzie

The Saturday Read this week,‘The Portable Veblen’ by¬†Elizabeth McKenzie is about the life choices we make, via a different kind of Silicon Valley story. The heroine of the novel is Veblen Amundsen-Hovda, a not so typical,’gig’ economy participant, making a living by combining assignments as an office assistant in Neurology at the Stanford University School … Continue reading The Saturday Read ‘The Portable Veblen’ by Elizabeth McKenzie

The Saturday Read – The National Book Award ‘Long List’

This past week The National Book Foundation announced the ‘long list’ of nominees for The National Book Award to be announced on November 16. The books nominated fall into four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. A quick review of the titles provides a cultural snapshot of the issues we face as individuals … Continue reading The Saturday Read – The National Book Award ‘Long List’