Friday, June 10, 2016

Ten top books to make you unconventionally smarter

Chuck Klosterman's latest book is But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past. One of his "top 10 books to increase your unconventional knowledge base," as shared at B&N Reads:
The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man, by David Maurer

This book first came out in 1940, so a few of the details are a little outdated. Very often, the confidence games described within seem several levels more complicated than simply getting a regular job (a few of them require the con artist to open and sustain a fake retail storefront. But the language is amazing and the history is fun, and (if nothing else) it will dramatically amplify your enjoyment of movies directed by David Mamet.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue