What should the person who's read everything read?
June 24, 2008 7:49 PM Subscribe
I want to give my boyfriend something to read. Help me figure out what he'd like.
posted by phunniemee to writing & language (20 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend is away in New York this summer working an internship for Harper's. I want to send him a care package with (among other things) something new for him to read. He likes nonfiction and "new journalism", Chicago, Ohio, writing, and has a subscription to just about every intellectual-person publication ever (oh, and Esquire). In short, he loves reading most stuff, as long as it's well-written and interesting. However, he doesn't really like science or bizarre history, so he's bored by the things I choose to read (and vice versa). I am at a loss.
Basically, what neat things have you guys read that might appeal to him? I'm looking for books, magazines, poetry, anything. (And he's not completely against fiction; he loves Robert Penn Warren, Nelson Algren, and Saul Bellow, if that helps narrow things down.) I'd just like to find him something he hasn't seen before.
I'll be checking in if you guys have questions I can answer. Thanks!