The Answer Is… Reflections On My Life

The Answer Is… is the memoir from long-time Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.  Those looking for a standard paint-by-numbers linear memoir may be disappointed, but what you get here is likely a better experience.  I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook, which aside from the introduction, the conclusion and a handful of chapters read…

Attempting Normal

A few weeks ago, I heard that pro wrestler CM Punk had been a recent guest on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast.  Being a fan of Punk, I thought this would also be a great opportunity to check out Maron’s podcast.  The two talked for over an hour and while there was a lot from Punk…

Devil in the White City

So, there’s this scene in David Fincher’s Zodiac in which Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Robert Graysmith, visits the home of someone he believes to be the famed Zodiac killer. As Graysmith ventures down in the suspect’s basement, there’s this sense of dread that’s instilled in the viewer as they wonder if Graysmith will make it out…

Packing for Mars

I’ve always maintained a passing interest in space travel and with my burgeoning love of Sci-Fi starting to develop, I thought that this was the right book to pick up. With Packing for Mars, Mary Roach takes the reader on a journey through the bizarre history of space travel and the toll it takes on…

Bossypants

In my opinion, biographies are the best possible option for audiobooks. This may come from my love of talk radio and podcasts or perhaps audio interviews in general but hearing the author talk about his/her life can be very satisfying. It can lend a quality that cannot be experienced while reading the physical book. In…

Kasher in the Rye

I only really know Moshe Kasher from the two times I’ve heard him as a guest on Stop Podcasting Yourself, an excellent podcast from Vancouver based comedians Graham Clark and Dave Shumka. His appearances were pretty funny, the guy has a quick wit and an interesting sense of humor. On his most recent two appearances, he talked about writing a…

Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air About a year ago, I read a book called Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth which was basically all about finding the basement of the earth. A group of cave divers descended into a seemingly bottomless cave full of all sorts of unknown danger. For some reason…