Sunday, October 15, 2006

I don't usually recommend books on this here blog.

(unless they are written by friends and relations)

I don't usually read enormous door stopper-sized biographies.

And big-ass biographies don't usually make me bawl at the end, making me dissolve in great heaving sobs.

But this one did.

Especially if you are, or have ever been, a New Yorker, pick up this enormous mother.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It's unsually good.