Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Kitchen Confidential

I've now unintentionally read consecutive books where the author has recently passed away. Writers beware if your book is about to be profiled on this site! Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and author who hanged himself last month at age 61. In Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly he shares suggestions for life and business based on his experiences as a top chef.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


I can't believe the author of this 2018 book has already passed away. His enthusiasm and manner of speaking were contagious (I have discussed him on this site way back in 2010), and I found myself reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World in his voice.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Day Freedom Died

If you think US politics is a dirty business now, you ain't seen nothing. Following the US Civil War, politics was violent, personal and sometimes even uncivil. The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction describes one such incident in which a group of white supremacists massacred a group of freedmen and went free.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Karsan Value Funds: 2018 Q2 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.