September 12: Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

  • September 12, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Abby & Maria's

This book was first published in 1980 so is on amazon used starting at 1 cent, and is available in kindle and audio versions.

A Confederacy of Dunces is a comic American masterpiece. Toole's hero is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a modern gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter." His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, a zany series of high and low comic adventures.

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  • Christa

    Thank you, Abby and Maria, and Enjoy the whiskey! :D Nice to meet you all.

    1 · September 15

  • sandy b.

    a big thanks to abby and maria for hosting. hope i didn't talk over people too much -- i think i enjoyed the book more than others ! .........marie

    1 · September 15

    • Abby

      No way you talked over people too much! Hard to even imagine how that's possible in our group. :-D

      September 15

  • Abby

    Thanks for a fun night and a great discussion!

    1 · September 13

  • Lucie

    Great discussion on a quite interesting book.

    September 13

  • Anna

    Big thank you to Abby & Maria for a wonderful meetup! It was so nice to meet everyone!

    2 · September 13

  • Alison


    September 12

  • vivian f.

    Work interferes darn it

    September 12

  • Jennifer

    Apologies for the late cancelation. Work has wiped me out and the heat has added to this. Along with my cancelation, Carla is unable to attend this evening - LA traffic.

    September 12

  • Lisa

    Hey All,

    Sorry for the late change of status. I had some oral surgery earlier this week and thought I'd be healed enough by now to participate. Seems like I need a bit more time. Hope you all have a wonderful night!

    September 12

    • Alison

      Feel better, Lisa. You will be missed!

      September 12

  • liz

    I hate to miss this one, but my legs won't get me there, will be having phys therapy Friday night!! Have fun, see you in Oct hopefully!

    September 11

  • Abby

    Hey, all -- looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night. A couple of requests and notes:

    1. If you know you're not coming, PLEASE take your name off the RSVP list, so we have some idea how many will be in our house. Thanks.

    2. If you have small folding chairs, they would be helpful to have in our small living room. 3. Our two small dogs will be present. (Two large dogs will be in overnight camp, so you've dodged those bullets.) 4. Most importantly, don't forget to bring a snack or drink to share. Remember, lesbians don't let other lesbians go hungry. And our club motto, "Our Wine Club Has A Book Problem." :-)

    September 11

  • Ms. V.

    Hey there. So sorry to miss the meeting but Moms will be coming down and we're driving on to Palm Springs and then Cambria for a mini-road trip to celebrate my birthday! See you next time!

    September 7

  • Abby

    Looking forward to reading The Southern Dummy book! ;-)

    July 6

    • Teri

      I'm pretty sure you'll love it. I know I did.

      2 · July 6

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