In a hilarious attempt to understand women, Dave Barry, one of my contemporary literary heroes, actually read E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey and shared his thoughts in Time Magazine online. I bet Anastasia’s inner goddess wishes she had a ball-gag about now. Enjoy the review; I’m sure it’s more entertaining than the book.
When you’re Alexander Poole, everyone’s your teacher: A skeevy stereo salesman, master of the bait and switch. A flaky folk singer and his dog that reads Tolkien. A drug dealer loan shark with a passion for trees. A ballsy townie chick who turns you on to Springsteen. Your wiseass roommate whose favorite pastime is smoking your dope. Your first college girlfriend who has sex with you to confirm that she’s gay. Even your one true love. Together they point you to paradise – Poole’s Paradise – but what will it cost to get in? … More A Review of “Poole’s Paradise” by John Vorhaus
Another third Wednesday rolls around and catches me completely off-guard. Yes, it’s time for the Progressive Book Club, and this month I haven’t completed an entire book cover-to-cover, but instead have four works of fiction underway and a couple of reference books tapped. Such is the life of a busy reader/writer with a couple of acres—many demands … More PBC: “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”
Perfect for the cold, dark, and reclusive days of winter, February offers a time to weigh and measure oneself; to be introspective and see where one is found wanting. What happened to the promises made at the beginning of the year, when you were eager to put the past in the past and start anew? … More PBC: As A Man Thinketh
Yesterday saw an awesome beginning to the 2014 season of the Progressive Book Club! For more information on the club, click on the tabs up top. In case you missed them, here are the links to those who participated: Julie Luek. Julie read The Death of Santini, a memoir by the writer of The Great Santini, and posed the questions, … More A Quick Wrap-up of January’s PBC