What to Book: While I’m skimming the mind-numbing onslaught of news, my wife is reading mind-expanding novels and putting together her best of breed reading lists. Here’s The What’s Best Fiction of 2020 So Far.

+ What to Read: “Within a year, a violent consumer uprising would be under way, with riots and grenade attacks leaving dozens injured and five dead. It was perhaps the deadliest marketing disaster in history—and remains one of the business world’s great cautionary tales. ‘I don’t think that, from the onset, people would look at this and say people could actually die.'” Jeff Maysh in Bloomberg: Number Fever: The Pepsi Contest That Became a Deadly Fiasco.

+ What to Headphone: Sony didn’t change much in their latest upgrade to the most well-reviewed wireless headphones on the market. They didn’t need to. Don’t take my word for it. Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best just got betterSony has yet again set the high-water mark for wireless noise-canceling headphonesThe Best Noise-Canceling Headphones Get Better. Sound, noise-canceling, battery life, all important. But the most important headphone feature is comfort, and these have that too.