New Meetup: Getting happy for July

From: Anne
Sent on: Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Jax Freestyle Book Club for Real Readers!

What: Getting happy for July

When: July 15,[masked]:15 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Members who contacted me on the Happy Hour versus Coffee Shop issue either said they were equally interested in either or that they preferred the HH concept, so that's what we're trying for July. Remember it STARTS at 6:15, but if you can't get there til a bit later, no problem.

Here's the July list, new additions at the end:

1) Only Yesterday by Frederick Allen. Reissue of classic informal history of America in the twenties.

2)St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell (short story collection, slightly surreal, set in Florida.)

3)Second Lives: A Journey Through Virtual Worlds by Tim Guest (Personal reportage on what's going on in Second Life et al)

4)Chronicles, Volume 1 by Bob Dylan (autobiography)

5)Into the Wild by Jon Krakaur (nonfiction; a young man's life follows a startling trajectory.)

6)Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (part memoir, part nature writing, seventies classic)

7)Walden by Henry David Thoreau (American classic to revisit or read for the first thing if you were thinking about other things in high school)

8)The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution by David Kamp (The title say;s it all!)

9)A Free Life by Ha Jin (Novel about the immigrant experience, interesting perspective on American life, Chinese life, the artist's life, married life, plain old life)

10)Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley ( Popluar science and a little self-development)

11)An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan, follow-up to The Omnivore's Dilemma

12)E=mc?: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis (Science and history of science presented for the non scientist.)

13) Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder. The veteran creative nonfiction writer is a "fly on the wall" in a fifth grade classroom.

14) The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop. The extended title says it all.

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