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Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Kids Are All Right

Ugh.  Sad, sad memoir written by four siblings.  Sounds like they’re, well, all right now, but why four kids should have to go through what they did.  I felt as if I had to read it as a witness.  Make sense?

American On Purpose

Host of the Late Late Show.  Totally smart, totally smart-alecky, and hilarious.  He says he can’t understand why American birds have such a thing for his Scottish accent., but he’s grateful.  I loved the book, but when my brother Andrew told me he’d just listening to Ferguson reading it, I swooned.  I’ll be “reading” it […]

Lit: A Memoir

WOW WOW WOW WOW.  Poet Mary Karr’s journey to sobriety and to faith.  She’s coming to Calvin College’s Festival of Faith and Writing in April and I’ll be there.  Unabashed groupie.

Seeking Peace

Can you read the subtitle?  Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist In The World.  Love it.  This is the woman who wrote Reviving Ophelia.  She’s also written about the elderly, refugees, and families.  Now she’s writing about herself and it’s so intimate.  Ouch.

Very sweet and funny.  She cherishes her cultural heritage even if she doesn’t hold to her family’s beliefs.  Professor at nearby Hope College.  Good on you, Rhoda.