Ten Cities: The Past Is Present by Wayne Johnston: I had picked this book up in my local bookstore as I thought it might have provided an interesting escape from the mundane every day of my home city. It did not have this effect. The memories the author shares, while important for him, offer little for the reader. There’s no insight into why they are important, why he remembered them, or why he thought it would be a good idea to publish them. To each their own, but this is not what I thought it was nor what I needed.