T. Coraghessan Boyle is one of my favorite contemporary authors. I fell in love with his writing after reading The Road to Wellville, the hilarious account of the founder of the cornflake, John Harvey Kellogg. Read this book to put into perspective the recent stink over Michael Phelps taking a bong hit. Kellogg was a nutjob, plain and simple.
I also loved his next book, The Tortilla Curtain, which should be a must read for the likes of Lou Dobbs. Perhaps he would come away with a different perspective on immigration. Or maybe not.
Boyle’s latest book, The Women, is about Frank Lloyd Wright. I’ll be adding it to my list of must reads and hope it’s as good as some of his previous books.
Here’s a video of Boyle talking to Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of The New York Times Book Review. Boyle is one funky guy and one of the best writers around.