This time, Lauren and Isaac read Phil Jackson’s ’90s spiritual/sport memoir classic Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior AKA “Eat, Pray, Dunk.” We talk religious indoctrination, cultural appropriation, and how lacking this book was on John Stockton content.
Guess what, Electric Book Machine fans? We’ve chosen our next hate-read and the winner is Phil Jackson’s Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior. We plan to be inspired by sports and meditation and… sports? We expect Michael Jordan anecdotes, borderline(?) racist insights, hardcore cultural appropriation, and a new way of looking at basketball or whatever. Is this a man’s Eat, Pray, Love? If we’re lucky! Stay tuned.
In this edition of Electric Book Machine, Lauren and Isaac read Jonathan W. White’s cultural history Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War. We talk about weird dreams, superstitions, and how psychic Abraham Lincoln probably wasn’t. War is hell, but sleep deprivation might be worse!
Lauren has, like, a double concussion, so things are moving slowly this spring. More fun stuff to come from your favorite literate couple… eventually!
ICYMI, the next book we’re tackling is Jonathan W. White’s Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War. It’s gonna be historical and dream interpretation-y and intriguing as all get-out. Join us and read along!
The Cinderella Complex meets post-concussion syndrome in this fun little book club nugget! Lauren has a head injury but was still let down by how not completely awful this book was. Do women really fear independence, or is capitalism just a trash system? We discuss.