JRF’s #7: Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan – 288 pages

April 6, 2015 0

This book, titled after the author’s son’s first written sentence, is a collection of musings about parenthood from Comedian Jim Gaffigan.  Much like his standup, Gaffigan’s writing is clever, sarcastic and generally clean.  Being the father of five children living in a small apartment in New York City provides many […]

Ron’s #38: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

December 31, 2012 0

 Beautiful Boy is subtitled “A Father’s journey through his son’s addiction.”  I first saw this book for sale in a Starbucks several years ago, and it sounded compelling. I saw it in Entertainment Weekly magazine, and I read about it in a few other places. Our school library had it […]

Ron’s #29: The Tempest by William Shakespeare

November 16, 2012 1

This one is not new to me, but I seemed to enjoy it more for some reason. I liked the protective relationship that Prospero has with his daughter Miranda, and the focus on possible criticism on New World colonization that Shakespeare could be proposing. While the plot is overly complicated […]

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