Matthue Roth is an incredible writer whom I’ve gotten to know over the past few years online. (We travel in similar circles, have similar day jobs, and both occasionally contribute to the same group blog.)
His latest book (initially released as a Kindle Single, and now out in dead tree format) is an incredible mini-memoir structured around R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People. It’s good. So good that it made me cry about a quart of the way in, and then again periodically until it was done.
He’s blogging this week for The Jewish Book Council, The Forward, and (his usual home) MyJewishLearning.com about the book. His latest post grew out of a brief conversation he and I had on Twitter, so naturally that’s the post I’m sharing here.