Weekend Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading
Friday, July 19, 2013
Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Rana Foroohar of Time and New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi tell us what they're reading this weekend.
Charlie Herman will be reading "Why Everybody Loves Tesla," the cover story in this week's Bloomberg Businessweek. "This is the electric car that is so popular with celebrities and famous people, and I think that's partially one of the reasons why it may have achieved the fame that it has, which is that they were really, really smart at getting PR and getting famous people to drive that car around and get a lot of attention. So, now they're at this level of trying to sell it to the masses."
Rana Foroohar will be reading All That Is, a new novel by James Salter. "He's just a writer's writer, not as well known as some of his peers, but it's a wonderful book. It's the travels of a young editor in these various sorts of worlds of wealth, many of them in New York, and he never quite lands. But what's really great about this book frankly is that James Salter is 88 years old. This guy started this novel, which is so fresh, and fast-paced, and wonderful and has lots of great sex in it, when he was in his late seventies."
Joe Nocera will be reading The End of the Suburbs by Leigh Gallagher. "Her basic argument is not that the suburbs are completely dead but that they're not what people yearn for anymore, that people want to be in the cities again, they don't want to be in cars anymore."