Boom Town by Sam Anderson (5 out of 5)

These are the types of nonfiction books I like to read, with a little sociology thrown in for good measure. And pop culture. And sports. And history. And weather. Because THIS? Is a little bit of THAT.

Sam Anderson’s cornucopia of Oklahoma City takes us from the very unusual beginnings of the town all the way up to current day. Everything that falls in between hits all points in between. The epic tale of the Oklahoma City Thunder weaves in and out through the years, along with the area’s premiere meteorologist, their wild weather, failed architecture, business blowhards, the Oklahoma City bombing, and oh yeah, the Flaming Lips. It really is a hodgepodge of the past and present history of what many would just assume was a little ole’ town in the middle of Tornado Alley. Instead, many, including myself, will be charmed and riveted to see how it all unfurls. I think it’s fair to say that I enjoyed this immensely, and I believe you will, too. Give it a whirl. It is currently available in hardcover, courtesy of the folks at Crown, an associate of Penguin Random House.

~ by generationgbooks on September 12, 2018.

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