Here’s my shortlist for 2010:
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary (Amazon) – No doubt I have admired this man for a long time, and now you can see him think in the closest thing to a masterful biography that exists.
- The Memory Chalet (Amazon) – Even though its on my list I haven’t yet read it. But since I require Post War for study abroaders, recommend Reappraisals for interested others, and enjoyed Ill Fares the Land as a quick insight into Tony Judt’s final thoughts on earth, this autobiography should be a good read.
- How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne (Amazon) – Because if you need career advice, why not ask for it from the master essayist?