Last book read:
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters, by Chip Kidd. He's the graphic artist who designs famous book jackets (remember Jurassic Park?) It seems he decided to decorate the inside of a book as well. Using a basic tool of his trade, QuarkXPress 3.2, he's strung together the 26 letters of the alphabet into an amusing story about college life, with some lessons on love, friendship, and graphic arts. Teetering between hilariously funny and downright mean, the book starts strong, shifts into high gear and then seems to crash at the not terribly happy ending. After this tale, you won't look at a font, an ad, or a hitchhiker's sign the same way again.