My current spare time reading* is Confidence Men, Ron Suskind's book on Wall Street and the Presidency. Without "taking sides" with regard to Larry Summers, I have to admit enjoying reading this paragraph:
"It all boils down to the classic Larry Summers problem: he can frame arguments with such force and conviction that people think he knows more than he does. Instead of looking at a record pockmarked with bad decisions, people see his extemporaneous brilliance and let themselves be dazzled. Summers's long career has come to look, more and more, like one long demonstration of the difference between wisdom and smarts."
In Summers's defense(?), there are lots of people who would fit this description...
* As a parent who tries to read what my kids are reading, my future spare time reading looks to be the similarly political but less timely Mockingjayand the new-to-me series Artemis Fowl. Recommendations for 8-10 year-old readings welcome.