I heard about The Sprawl: Reconsidering the Weird American Suburbs this spring, looking around for something to add to my To Read pile in the early days of the coronavirus lockdown. Having grown up in the suburbs, it drew me in quickly: “The sprawl, not the suburbs, is what I don’t like. I want to separate the two to better understand and appreciate these places that are everywhere…This book isn’t a celebration of the suburbs as an idea or a way of life.” …

Michael Skaggs

I write about books, beer, music, and more — anything that doesn’t just make me happy in the moment but makes me happy to be alive.

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