Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Floating: A Life Regained by Joe Minihane
Why I have it: Because I like books about swimming.
Summary: Depressed and dissatisfied, Minihane discovered wild swimming and its restorative qualities.
I’m thinking: Yes. This won me – “Lido culture, so long something suppressed – pools filled with concrete and art deco gems left to rot and return to nature – was booming.”
Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by Brigid Delaney
Why I have it: One of my Goodreads buddies loved it.
Summary: A kind of ‘Happiness Project‘ for health.
I’m thinking: Yes, and loved the bit about bullshit ‘detoxing’ –
“There is no known way – certainly not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better.” So basically, if you have internal organs, you’re detoxing.
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: Black’s memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties.
“…I don’t feel as if my life is more than halfway over. I feel exactly as I did ten or fifteen years ago. Yet somehow whole decades have elapsed in the time I’ve spent upgrading my iPhones through their various iterations.”
I’m thinking: Yes. It’s funny without being punch line after punch line.