I am starting this thread to accompany the "what are you watching" thread. My wife got me the Bourdain book "A Cook's Tour" for our anniversary. Can't finish it. Too derivative or too pretentious or both or something. I have a love/hate relationship with that guy. I loathe his persona yet religiously watch his show. I picked up the book Outcasts United yesterday. Bill Archer wrote a little synopsis on his blog about it which got my attention THEN I remembered a piece or sample of it in the NYT (which I think lead to the book itself) written by the author. THus far, I've only made it through the introduction. However, there has already been one "tear welling" passage involving a referee's praise. Other than that, I am making my way through an article in Vanity Fair (the Gisele issue) about Teddy Roosevelt. Yeah, it is in the bathroom.