I discovered the only book that I read during August in Kramerbooks Afterwords, the iconic Dupont Circle independent bookstore. I moved on from it at the time as I did not wanted to avoid bringing anything else back to Kazakhstan. Cut to July when I bought it on iBooks.
Chuck Klosterman’s The Nineties is an examination of the not-so-long ago decade through the lens of politics, policy, and pop culture. Stand out chapters include discussions on when the nineties really started and ended, Ross Perot, Dolly the sheep, Titanic, and the recall of the 2020 election.
This book is high brow despite the illustration on the cover and the pop culture topics. So much so that I recommended it to a mentor and one of my history professors from undergrad. I can see selections being integrated into an academic course.
I will say that I feel like I struggled to finish it, as it took me a month to move through the four hundred pages.