The Wal-Mart Effect is about Wal-Mart the company, its founding and its operations, and the way in which it deals with its employees and suppliers. It’s also about much more than just the company of Wal-Mart, though: it tells the story of how Wal-Mart, and the ideology that drives the people who run it, has changed the landscape in America in a myriad of ways.
I loved this book so much, but I’ve hard a hard coming up with a way to write about it.
I will start out by saying: I am a sucker for true-to-form gothic tales of secrets and deception. And The Thirteenth Tale definitely fit the bill.
This is the latest in a string of running memoirs I’ve read over the past year or so, and I mostly found it to be one of the better ones. In Ultramarathon Man, Karnazes mostly narrates his experiences running a variety of races, including an ultra-marathon up (and down) a mountain, and another across Death Valley. It’s less about running and the running community – though he does touch on these briefly – and way more about his personal successes and occasional failures with the sport.
Here are my brief thoughts on Getting Stoned with Savages: I liked it just as much as Troost’s other books