This collection of autobiographical prose covers a lot of ground, from meditations on becoming the croissant you were always meant to be, to finding the strength in knowing when not to say ‘sorry’. Laughs, tears, and reflections on being an alien on your own planet.
Equal parts true crime, architecture, and a city on the brink of change; “The Devil in the White City” illuminates a clear snapshot of Chicago circa 1893. Well researched and well written, a perfect storm that nearly faded into obscurity, documented here in one book.
It’s rare that one considers the lengthy histories of the everyday colors that surround us, an insect brought to near extinction, wars waged; and superstitions based in fact, a beautiful work that will change the way you see.