Here are the non-fiction choices for April. We will vote at our next meeting 3/31. Please feel free to send me suggestions for non-fiction and fiction books.
Ho by David Halbestam. (132 pg) This book describes the life of Ho, both private and public, his role in the Vietnam War, and his relations with other world leaders and governments, both before, during, and after the Vietnam War
Making Rounds with Oscar by D. Dosa. (240 pages) Dosa, a geriatrician with a strong aversion to cats, tells the endearing story of Oscar the cat, the aloof resident at a nursing home who only spends time with people who are about to die. Despite hearing numerous stories about Oscar's uncanny ability to predict when a patient's time is nearing, Dosa, ever the scientist, remains skeptical.
Eating Animals by J. Safran Foer (352 pages) What makes Eating Animals so unusual is vegetarian Foer's empathy for human meat eaters, his willingness to let both factory farmers and food reform activists speak for themselves, and his talent for using humor to sweeten a sour argument
My Lobotomy by Howard Dully. (304 pages) The story of Howard Dully?s quest to learn why he was given a lobotomy at the age of 12.
I look forward to seeing you at the meet up. As always, if you cannot make the meet up please email me your choice and I will count your vote that way.