Book 2: The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
I didn’t know who Gene Weingarten was before I read this book. I found The Fiddler in the Subway for $3 in a closing Boarders sometime last year. I bought it because I’ve always wanted to play the violin and the cover blurb got my interest.
" The true story of what happened when a world-class violinist played for
This book is a collection of 20 articles Weingarten has written and had published in The Washington Post over the past 20 years or so. He writes about everything from hyperthermic children deaths, terrorized countries, absent minded magicians, his childhood crush, and the Armpit of America. His articles are well written and researched. Often they talk about uncomfortable situations and then he cuts the tension with a simple line that will make you laugh, think or feel warm and fuzzy inside.
My favorite articles were:
The Great Zucchini
The Armpit of America
If You Go Chasing Rabbits…
You Go, Girl
My Father’s Vision, part 2
The Fiddler in the Subway
Being in my mid 20s I don’t read the newspaper much, I did in college (we could get them for free). I hate reading online so I don’t read the news sites leisurely, strictly for answers or information. I’m curious how many compelling articles I’ve missed.