Monday, August 25, 2008
Fear Of Flying
Hi readers! Thanks for all the great book responses. Mine are so really odd in that they cover the waterfront -- in no particular order:
The Incognito Lounge Denis Johnson -- beautiful poems and a constant inspiration when things run dry
Diary Of A Mad Housewife Sue Kaufman-- I read this when I was twenty and said, my God, I feel just like the heroine. Made major steps to change my life.
Fear Of Flying Erica Jong -- high school, sex, freedom, fear -- need I say more?
Clear Your Clutter With Feng-Shui Karen Kingston -- Iwas in a hopeless situation and this book urged me to begin throwing and giving things away. Felt a lot better after.
Drinking: A Love Story Caroline Knapp -- my favorite memoir ever. I cried when I found out she died at 42.
All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers Larry McMurtry -- most underrated writer ever. Like so many people who make money with writing, he's not given half the credit he deserves. This book breaks my heart.
There's a lot more, but that's a fast list. Still working hard on Second Day Reported. Back tomorrow with another section.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Never was anything great achieved without danger." Niccolo Machiavelli
Drinking memoir suggestion: The Middle Years Kelly Corrigan
Benedictions and Maledictions