For me, that meant a lot of writing, but also reading several books that I have been wanting to spend some time with. The best was a first novel by actor/director Albert Brooks called 2030.
The book contains plenty of angst, action, and enough funny social moments to make it a fast read. It also is a relatively hopeful vision of a future that could come to pass.
After weeks of debt limit shenanigans and outright lies by Tea Party (and other) wing nuts, a hopeful vision was definitely called for.
Parts of the novel might seem as if they were written by a first-time novelist. But the style is excellent, fast-paced and the storyline true right to the last page. Brooks is a scriptwriter, too, and I think 2030 would make a very interesting movie.
If you are anywhere near senior-citizen status, this book is a must read.
Here's a video of Brooks in May talking with Jon Stewart about 2030.
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