One For The Books

imageI found this little gem at a Goodwill Store in Omaha for 65 cents. Joe Queenan has written an entire book about his love of books and reading and it is surprisingly interesting. It helps that he harks back to his younger days growing up under difficult circumstances in Philadelphia and also when he was a young man living on a shoestring in Paris. The sheer number of titles he mentions from his personal library is impressive, although at times he does come off sounding like a bit of a book snob, especially when he’s talking about those written French, which he can actually read. But this is generally balanced out when he shows that he also has a “regular guy” side and he might be fun to have a beer with, if he was still a drinker, which he’s not. Reading his little book about books was a pleasure and without doubt the best 65 cents I ever spent.

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About Truman

I find myself on the downside of my sixtieth year, older but not old, wiser but not wise, and still wondering what I want to be when I grow up.
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