Off On a Tangent: Serious Nonfiction in the Digital Age

A worthwhile, if somewhat sobering look, at where biography may be in the years after everyone gets a Kindle and burns their paper books in a giant, “See You, PAST!” bonfire.


This is a subject that’s been on my mind a lot these past few weeks, driven largely by the absolutely deserved attention cycle given to Robert Caro’s LBJ biography and volume 4, THE PASSAGE OF POWER. It’s not just that Caro is a throwback, someone whose career was the product of a time when…