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The City Is Up for Grabs: How Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Led and Lost a City in Crisis by Gregory Pratt

This well-researched and interesting snappy read is a great window into what goes wrong when a leader goes power crazy and then just crazy, but what I really enjoyed was how the author managed the fact that the author himself, as a local reporter, played a significant role in a lot of the drama. 

Casablanca (1942)

For some reason I had an idea that Casablanca would be slow and boring but I was definitely mistaken - it crackles with excellent (and often contemporary sounding) dialogue, wonderful acting, memorable scenes, fast-paced action, and an arresting story.