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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters (Delacorte Press) I’ve always been a fan of the letters of famous folks. Oh no, not because I’m a nosy (well, maybe a tiny bit). But I love to see the way authors think and write outside of their chosen fields. I think it started for me when I was reading the […]

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Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London By Nigel Jones

  Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London | The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.   The Tower of London has played host to many great and horrific events and this book captures them all. Jones writes the tale with his amazing storytelling fashion. It reads less like a history and more like […]

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Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. (Twelve) Of the many books I didn’t get a chance to mention in today’s video this is one I wished I had presented. It arrived after the video was completed. I think Hitchens’ contributions to our contemporary culture should not go unrecognized. His co0urage in facing his illness and ultimate death […]

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Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama I loved Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a memoir that contrasted her father’s life as a closeted homosexual with her own coming of age and coming out as a lesbian in college. This, her follow-up memoir, is the story of her often fraught relationship with her mother. As in […]

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