- MN, USA
- member since February 22, 2008
Hey, it looks like Shelfari is going to let me answer you today! I couldn't get it to work when you first wrote this, I am so sorry. At the time, I looked and googled and tried to find the book you described in this message that was sent to me ::gasp:: three months ago-- to no avail. I did not recognize the book from your description and was surprised, since I feel I always pay attention to the literary world and its goings-on, scandals, reviews, etc. Did you have any luck finding it? If so, pray tell, what was/is this book?
I hope you are doing well. All is well here. We got to see Hayley and clan for a ten-day visit in August, and now are settling back in to Fall in Kansas. Take good care, my dear.
Hi Allison the reading lover, cute picture. I used to live in Moorhead and my mom was from there. I had severe OCD, anxiety attacks, and depression for over thirty years but finally had enough and overcame most of it. I wrote a quirky and humorous book called Man Interrupted detailing how I did it. I have Oscar winner Mel Brooks on the cover praising it.. Please check out Man Interrupted at www.amazon.com or any book store like Barnes and Noble. Just ask for Man Interrupted by James Bailey. Let me know? Best James.
I can't take sole credit for my good taste in discovering Chuck Klosterman-- my youngest, Hayley's brother Graham, age 19, was reading Sex, Lies, and Cocoa Puffs when home from college this winter. He is my conduit to the younger (and younger) generation. That's one benefit of having a child as an "elderly multipara." (Did I say that right?) I was 38.
I suppose I should put on my shelf the books I've read that I don't like, not just the ones I do. I tend to block them out, though, unless something brings them to mind. And they are not "really" on my shelf at home, as I send them quickly back to the library, and don't ever want to own a copy. It is good to give them ratings, though, as you do, to get the word out and keep others from wasting their time.
Best wishes to you,
I love how often I notice you have the same taste in books I do! You and I read lots of the same books (although you have read many more childbirthing books than I!) Some of your recent (low) ratings I strongly agree with are for Rich Dad, Poor Dad; Good In Bed; and The Devil Wears Prada. (So many best sellers are surprisingly crappy.)
Thanks for letting me "look over your shoulder" and enjoy your book shelf.