September Book of the Month: Big Fish by Daniel Wallace


For September we'll be reading the book that inspired the fantastic Tim Burton movie, Big Fish by Daniel Wallace:

In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that’s what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father —this indefatigable teller of tall tales—before it’s too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward’s life in a series of legends and myths—hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous—through which he begins to understand his father’s great feats, and his great failings.

 

This was such a great movie, we might organize a movie showing if anyone has not caught it (after we read the book of course). Also note that as the weather will likely be changing about now I've switched us back to Market of Choice as we may lose our fantastic summer patio weather. Although I'm not enamored with MoC, it is a good large free space that makes it easy to hear everyone. But if you have other suggestions I'm certainly open, the problem with places like New Day indoors is that a bit long table with the ambient noise of an indoor space makes it hard to hear those who aren't sitting directly by you...

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  • Zora G.

    Good time and great to meet Luci too! How do you make Good to See you pop up after the meeting? I always forget to ask..Looking forward to next month too (liked the book)..

    October 7, 2013

  • Margaret

    Good meeting, thanks to Chad for being the host ! Loved all the delicious snacks. I found it interesting to watch the movie after reading the book. Honestly the movie was more compelling.

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun. Thanks for hosting this Chad.

    October 7, 2013

  • Susanna

    I am bringing some ganache.

    October 6, 2013

  • Margaret

    I'll bring some brownies.

    October 5, 2013

  • Zora G.

    I made some rum balls to bring! See you guys Sunday night...

    October 5, 2013

  • Chad

    Just a reminder everyone, we'll be meeting at my house (1862 Jefferson St) to watch the movie after discussing the book. I'll pop some popcorn, please bring your own beverages (I'll have water and some juice) or snacks if you would like (or bring something to share!). My house is also right next to the Little Y market so you can always grab something there as well.

    October 5, 2013

  • Sara

    I'm glad I stumbled upon the group when I did! This will be my first visit.

    September 6, 2013

    • Sara

      Woops! Can't make it until the next one... See you then!

      September 17, 2013

  • Sharon T.

    I meant to RSVP for Oct. Will not be in town for the Sept. meeting.

    September 6, 2013

  • Rach

    I'm really a maybe. I have a lot already going on that weekend and may not end up being able to make it but I really want to read this book and discuss it!

    August 6, 2013

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