Talley, André Leon
The Chiffon Trenches: A memoir
Talley’s story is fun, interesting, and full of name dropping. He was a southern boy trying to make it in New York City, and ended up working for Andy Warhol, Women’s Wear Daily and eventually Vogue. His storytelling is witty and especially captivating on audio, which he narrates himself.
I Am a Strange Loop
Doug Hofstadter’s book, I am a Strange Loop, expounds upon and is to some degree a sequal to his 1979 book, Godel, Escher and Bach. I am a strange loop focuses on personal identity, the sense of “I ” that we all share. This book examines consciousness from many different angles. It is intriguing and thought provoking.