Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Lawrence Wright's 6 favorite books

Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.

His books include The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, and most recently, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Earl of Louisiana by A.J. Liebling

In 1959, Liebling, one of The New Yorker's greatest and most amusing writers, arrived in Baton Rouge to chronicle the campaign of Earl Long, Huey's younger brother. Earl, who had just checked out of a mental asylum in Texas to run for re-election as governor of Louisiana, was a great character, and Liebling made a full meal of him.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue