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Tomato Nation Read-Along #17: Poll

Submitted by on January 31, 2013 – 5:19 PM3 Comments


Or, "Time to hack this pile of Christmas books down to a manageable size." It's a fiction/true crime/pop culture fest…with some overlaps there (Bourdain is the first and last things; Spungen is the last two things).

Poll's open for a week; vote early and often!

Which book(s) would you like to read along with? (You can pick as many as 3.)

  • And I Don't Want This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder / Deborah Spungen (biography) (16%, 51 Votes)
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President / Candice Millard (history) (13%, 42 Votes)
  • Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture / Andy Cohen (memoir) (12%, 39 Votes)
  • Bone in the Throat / Anthony Bourdain (fiction) (10%, 34 Votes)
  • Killings / Calvin Trillin (true crime) (10%, 34 Votes)
  • Money-Makers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters / Ben Tarnoff (true crime) (10%, 31 Votes)
  • Front Row Anna Wintour: What Lies Beneath the Chic Exterior of Vogue's Editor in Chief / Jerry Oppenheimer (biography) (9%, 29 Votes)
  • In Broad Daylight: A Murder in Skidmore, Missouri / Harry N. Maclean (true crime) (9%, 29 Votes)
  • Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation / Eric Deggans (cultural studies) (9%, 28 Votes)
  • The Last Newspaper Man / Mark DiIonno (fiction) (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 152

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  • Rachel says:

    C'mon Sid and Nancy!! I first read this book in high school (required reading for the punk rock set) and I have many thoughts, nitpicks (though it's her mom writing it so you have to make certain allowances, I'm sure) and wonderings.

  • Kat From Jersey says:

    Ooh, the Death Hag in me wants to read about Sid and Nancy! Have read snippets of this book, and I'm fascinated with them.

  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Sid and Nancy are one of those couples that the more I find out about them, the more I can't believe they lived as long as they did.

    Now, I am supposed to not buy any more books until I read down my own pill–I already made one exception–but this is the Nation!

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