Summer Book Suggestions for the News-Savvy Miami Reader
|Freedom: Why not read it? Everybody else has.|
But have you been so tied down to your computer that you've forgotten the wonderment of books? No, not whatever you're reading on your Kindle but honest-to-God books? Those things where, back in the day, if you read enough of them in a given month, your school threw you a pizza party?
They say art imitates life, and life in Miami is certainly stranger than fiction. So if you're fed up reading about all the real-life action taking place in the outside world, curl up in your air-conditioning and crack open a book or two. We're not prepared to send you a free pie, but we do have some reading suggestions for the news-savvy consumer, perfect for your summer reading list.
Tired of all those whack "cannibals in Miami" jokes? We know we are. So brush up on the horrific events of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 as chronicled by Paul Read. Sure, it came out in 1974, so it's not exactly current news. But it'll be the perfect rebuttal for every time some smart-alec insists that there's something about the heat in Florida that's causing everyone to lose their mind; you can cite the fact that it happens in cold climates too. Plus it makes the crippling summer heat not seem so bad in retrospect.
We're all still trying to ride that sweet, sweet high of the Miami Heat's NBA Championship victory, but it's so tough when the next game is months away. What to do while waiting for the Heat to continue their league-wide dominance? Settle down with Mr. Pat Riley's tome of leading the Lakers to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances. OK, maybe reading a book about the Lakers' isn't ideal, but until Spolestra writes a book of his own, it's all you got. Besides, now you can argue over which member of the heat is more like Kareem and which is more like Magic.