currently on the docket

Reading the following (probably none of them cover-to-cover, just parts, as research for a potential piece of writing) (that's right, a piece of writing; I realize it's been a while . . .):

The Conquest of Cool, by Thomas Frank (who also co-edited Commodify Your Dissent).

No Respect and No Sweat, both by Andrew Ross.

I'll be sure to mention anything that jumps out at me.