Here in DC, protests are the new Happy Hour. This means I’m not getting my weekly recommended dosage of alcohol. This is also altering my reading list. As the daughter of an immigrant, I’ve always been interested in stories about immigrant experiences. Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart, described as “self-immolating,” (!) is hilarious and intense. Roth’s novel, The Plot Against America, is on my list.