I “recently” finished sometime in 2012, I think in July, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, famed author of Seabiscuit (which is mentioned in Unbroken) and famed author of…Unbroken. Apparently, whatever Ms. Hillenbrand writes is golden and I can see why. This book is amazing, and I can’t believe it’s true. I have ranted and raved about this book I think as much as I did while reading and after finishing A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by DFW. Basically, to shut me up, you have to read this book.
I received this book as a Christmas gift in 2011 and funny enough*, it’s a book that I don’t think I would have picked up on my own. Unbroken was one of those books that I stayed up way into the night to continue reading. Running, sharks, the history of B-24 planes, WWII, survival and a whole host of other topics joined together by Hillenbrand’s great writing style. And, in case you were wondering, I did cry. I also laughed and I’m also going to shut up about this book..for now…bwahahah. Just go read it.
Oh, and about the hiatus of the book project (I almost forgot). We’re moving to another neighborhood. While I’m currently refreshing my relationship with Daniel Kahneman (sorry Cass**), and working on a few other books, the book project is on hiatus until I can recreate the scene in our new house. That also means I will leave behind my anxiety about the documentation project…so that’s not wholly terrible. And, let’s focus on another small detail I mentioned in passing: I’ll also be moving. As I surround myself with boxes and put my stuff into those boxes, I have to say, funny enough, the process of moving is really not that fun.
* I say, “funny enough” often and usually, the situation I’m pointing out, ain’t that funny.
** Oh, Cass.