The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
Nonfiction / John / Biography

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

In her nonfiction book The Real Lolita, author Sarah Weinman explores the kidnapping case that writer Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita was partially based on as well as Nabokov’s development and writing of the novel. In 1948 eleven-year-old Sally Horner was abducted by Frank La Salle, a drifter who had served time for the statutory … Continue reading

John / Nonfiction

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

This past baseball season several players, including the Milwaukee Brewers star reliever and Cubs nemesis Josh Hader, had racist and homophobic Tweets they had posted in high school resurface on the internet. The players delivered their apologies to fans, but many of the Tweets left people wondering why these players ever thought these Tweets were … Continue reading