Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong has turned up on a fair number of best-of lists since it came out late last year, but the latest of these appearances is undoubtedly the one that tickles me most. J.P. Morgan Private Bank, which caters to individuals of “ultra high net worth,” distributes a summer reading list to its billionaire clients–and Pops, to my jaw-dropping astonishment, made this year’s list.
Says J.P. Morgan’s Web site:
Since its inception, the J.P. Morgan Summer Reading List has been designed to resonate with the diverse passions of our clients across the globe. As the list marks its second decade, we have once again created a collection of 10 nonfiction titles from among the 450 nominated by our offices worldwide–a selection that taps into today’s compelling issues, personalities and cultural highlights. Whether you seek insightful biographies, chronicles of companies transforming our lives, an up-close look at the financial crisis, or artful works to pique your senses, we think our recommendations will intrigue you. Enjoy.
To see the entire list, go here.
Oh, yes–I accept cash.