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Let's discuss LIFE by Keith Richards

  • Jan 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Flyleaf Books

The New York Time calls this memoir by the leading guitarist, songwriting and founding member of the Rolling Stones electrifying. The Guardian says that Richards, "the most famous survivor of them all," breaks with the tradition of survivor narratives which typically trace an arc from excess through despair to redemption. His memoir, says reviewer O'Hagan "contains excess aplenty but hardly any despair and very little redemption. Keith did it all, had a hell of a good time, and survived to brag about it." Dan Chiasson, reviewer for the New York Review of Books. suggests that Keith Richards' Life is "a raffish and unlikely heir to two great memoirs of thrift and common sense, Walden, and Ben Franklin's Autobiography" noting that it displaces moral instruction onto the purely practical (if often useless) information. Reading it is a wild ride. I highly recommend it. Keith has a talent for life and his unique and exuberant voice comes through on every page.

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  • Rich

    Pardon me, I thought the meetup was next Monday.

    January 22, 2014

    • Janna

      Missed you, Rich. Hope to see you in February.

      January 22, 2014

    • Evelyn D.

      We deviated from the 4th Monday rule for this meeting. I'm truly sorry that it threw you off and that I didn't send you a reminder. We did miss you but, as Kate said, we had a lively and productive discussion.

      January 22, 2014

  • elisabeth h.

    I'll be there next month. Sorry to have missed my first group!

    January 22, 2014

  • Kate C.

    Rich, I too missed you and know you would have added substantively to the discussion. I almost missed the mtg, as the long weekend threw me off, so understand how easily it might have been done. We all enjoyed the read and are glad you recommended it. Most of us said we wouldn't have read it otherwise and it gave us a glimpse into another world.

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Jorge C.

    Sorry, I'm not making it tonight (feeling sick). I'd read the book and it's much more interesting that I originally thought. Good luck with the discussion. I will miss the group.

    January 20, 2014

    • Evelyn D.

      Hi, Kate, We're reading Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling in February. Hope you can make it.

      January 20, 2014

    • Evelyn D.

      We missed your presence, Jorge. It was a good discussion. 9 people attended and all contributed.

      January 20, 2014

  • Kate C.

    I am out of town and unfortunately cannot make the group. What is the next book? Thanks so much. Kate Colburn

    January 20, 2014

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