Eclectic reading materials for CTA riders
It's time for another installment of "Who's Reading What on the CTA." These observations were made over the last two weeks. And what's real interesting to me is that I haven't seen two people reading the same book. The ages listed are approximate. Women outnumbered men again. The guys were too busy completing their NCAA brackets.
Black and White and Jewish, by Rebecca Walker, by a 35-year-old woman.
The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia, Glenn Mitchell, 55-year-old man.
Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton, woman, 45.
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 30-year-old guy.
The Pilot's Wife, Anite Shreve, 30-year-old gal.
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown, 50-year-old man.
We, the Alien: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Paul Bohannon, 22-year-old woman, reading the chapter titled "Man and Woman, Sex and Babies."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ron Jenkins, read by a 55-year-old woman who was the first double-fisted reader I encountered in my journeys. Before the end of her ride she pulled out Sondheim Enlarged and Updated.
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier, 30-year-old man.
Blowout, Catherine Coulter, 30-ish woman.
House of Mirth, Edith Wharton, 25-year-old woman.
The Columnist, Jeffrey Frank, 35-year-old woman.
And finally, just to show there really are some sensitive guys out there: Baby Signs, Linda Acredolo, read by a 30-ish guy.