Aug 21, 2009

What's in the window?

We've got some interesting new books in the window. Of note:

For the feminist deep within look for Germaine Greer's newest, Shakespeare's Wife. Those who read her classic, The Female Eunuch, ( I did and loved the way she lambasts everyone and everything - so satifying) will recognize this book's similarity as a polemic. In addition to examining the role of wives in Elizabethan England, this book focusses on the life of Ann Hathaway, the woman who married England's most famous poet. Juicy and ripe with controversy.

I always presume that everyone loves David Sedaris as much as I do - which is a lot! If that's the case, then check out When You Are Engulfed in Flames to catch his witty and hilarious quips about life (or at least his warped perspective on it).

Then for more mirthful guffawing, if you haven't already read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, do it now. Gilbert writes a feel-good, laugh-out-loud, travel, spiritual sisters-of-the-travelling-pants-type story. The best part is that this woman actually exists, did these things and thinks this way. You might find a kindred spirit or just be awed by her craziness.

Finally, from another goofy guru (at least to those who are fisher people) stories and lore about fishing, Fool's Paradise by John Gierach. This book looks just about as good as getting out on the water. If you or anyone you know likes to fish, this will definitely be the book for you.

So that's what's in the window...see you at Jennies.

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