I’m reading Jonathan Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone, A Personal History, his memoir of growing up in the 70′s. I’ve never read any of his books, but am aware of his renown as a novelist, he wrote The Corrections.
The book cover was part of why I selected the book; it’s a heart drawn into sections- State of Solid Comfort, Area of Appetite, Dominion of Heart Interest, in pastels with map-like details running through the sections. It’s cleverly done, the river of true love lies near the Caution Dam in his heart area. And, it’s well written with humor and humility; Franzen was a gawky, awkward kid and shares his moments of angst with great candor. I’m so caught up in the story that I haven’t paid much attention to his craft-part of my reason for reading memoirs, guess that will come after I finish the story.
What are you reading right now? And what drew you to that particular book?