I love to listen to memoirs read by the authors that wrote them. Not so long ago, I was quite skeptical of all audiobooks. I viewed listening to a book as cheating, unless it was a matter of poor eyesight. I have, however, warmed somewhat to audiobooks, and memoirs read by their authors have become a...
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You're walking down the street and a legless man on a skateboard zooms by. Your first reaction--shock? disgust? pity? Welcome to Kevin Michael Connolly 's world. Author of the recent memoir Double Take , Connolly was born without legs. Instead of being institutionalized or coddled, Connolly's...
This book's preface begins, " These are the faces of illness in America. Do not look away.......Quite simply, they are us. " If you have ever known someone with a chronic or terminal illness, you probably already know that each person approaches their difficulties in a way that is all their...
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Join us at Red Bank Branch Library for Books for Lunch our December book discussion where will will discuss Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup. Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 from noon until 1:00 PM. Experience another point of view, another way of seeing life. Bring your lunch and eat with us while we talk...
No, you aren't seeing double. The cover of this biographical travelogue features an out-of-focus motorcyle. I was in grad school in 1974 when "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" was published. I never read it or its British precursor, "Zen in the Art of Archery" -- I wasn't...
Tori Spelling is the daughter of Aaron Spelling - the famous, super-rich producer of classic cheeseball TV hits like Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Dynasty, and Melrose Place, to name a few. In 2006, Spelling died, and his daughter Tori learned of her father's death via text...