Given that this is a book from Yale University press, I would have expected it to be more scholarly, by which I mean I suppose hard to read. As it turns out it is a lightweight, very readable romp through Goldman’s life covering a lot of the material in Goldman’s Living My Life but from a perspective that seemed politically and narratively confused. Entertaining but not enlightening.
I picked this up at the OUP shop in Oxford. Mostly because it was free. It is a nice collection of some of the best posts from the VSI blog. Articles on a range of topics including history, science, religion, law, philosophy, business and art. It is pretty entertaining and perhaps nicer to read off paper than a screen.