August 9, 2015, Sunday afternoon -- Reading Nick Offerman

At the park on a summer day that feels like summer

She is reading Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers, by Nick Offerman, the actor from Parks and Recreation. She found the book in a free library box in the Castro and is almost done with it.

Her favorite book is A Man Without A Country: A Memoir of Life in George W. Bush's America, by Kurt Vonnegut. She had already read many of his books when she'd read it and she really liked how personal and conversational it was. She said that it made her feel justified in being a cynical optimist and that it's the last book he wrote before he died.