Happy New Year! Wow, have these twelve months gone by quicker than a Rick Perry presidential run or what?! I guess it’s true what they say: Time flies when you can’t remember. Hence, what follows is my tippy-top Timmy picks for the past year, which I relate as part archival documentation, part suggestive recommendation, part award-winning compilation, and part Tom Cruise starring in Rogue Nation. So sans additional adieu, I give you the third annual
Best of TIM’s Best of 2016 (with pictures and everything)
And the winners are (in no particular order except alphabetical)… Continue reading
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About a year ago I waxed eloquent in Pulitzer-winning fashion about my favorite fiction books. Since then I have been swamped with an e-mail asking about my favorite non-fiction books, to which I have been hesitant to respond because non-fiction books are hard—especially when being thrown at you for taping the end of the Alabama-Auburn game over one’s wedding video.
In my defense, I have already watched the end of that game way more often than any wedding video.
And in retrospect, my defense is perhaps not as strong as I had anticipated.
The problem with ranking non-fiction books is that when you combine the sheer number of categories with varying personal tastes you almost have a possibility for every time Lorde is played on the radio. Continue reading
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