I have been reading a number of biographies and histories recently. I was raised Catholic and certainly heard of Joan of Arc, but never knew her story and the context. Twain did a wonderful job telling her story and it's a fascinating one.
I nearly didn't read this book because I wasn't all the keen after reading "The Kite Runner" (Amir drove me crazy with his ineptitude.). But I'm so glad a friend convinced me to read it. Powerful story.
You will laugh out loud - and I mean LOUD - at parts. At other parts I gasped at how this family talks to each other and some of the situations. Overall, I loved the story.
I hand it to the Rolling Stone mag. for giving their journalists the freedom to write. Taibbi's Griftopia is well researched and organized. His expressions are colorful (often funny) and appropriate for the most part.
I've read a number of books in the aftermath of 2008-09 market disaster (Too Big Too Fail, Crisis Economics, The Big Short, When Markets Collide), each covers the crisis from a different perspective. Taibbi's book exposes the insidiousness of the corruption between Wall Street and Washington. And he does it with style.
Truly this is a read for all citizens.
a well woven tale. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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