This book, about an old professor who is dying and his student taking his last class from him about life is as enlightening, as it is humourous and heart felt. Tugging at your tear ducts, this brings out laughter, joy and so many emotions but most of all it teaches the reader about man's primary obsession: death. An incredible journey that illuminates the many problems we see in a simple, easy manner. A truly incredible piece. #amustread #life
Snuggled up with these fur kids tonight ❤️ It's been a heck of a day! Friends who have lost loved ones, coworkers who are like family & are going through a rough time. "Friends" who are not really friends at all, & the real friends who are going through rough times. Incredible winds & flooding here today, lost power for most of the day but thankful it returned before I got home. I'm thankful for all the true friends &, saying fuck it to the rest
Apparently it‘s no big deal these days to say you‘re coming to a meeting at a restaurant and then just not show up for it. I love nothing better than driving 45 minutes on a Sunday night so I can have dinner by myself.
Next book I‘m starting.
Just finishing Being Elmo: A Puppeteer‘s Journey for #nfNov. Amazing story on his journey to Sesame Street.
And #TIL that Elmo was originally performed by veteran puppeteer Richard Hunt, who used caveman-like talk for Elmo. Richard, who had many other characters, got fed up with Elmo & gave it to Kevin Clash to do something with. Kevin considered advice given to him by Frank Oz on bringing a character to life, and the rest is history.
I didn‘t love this as much as everyone else. The premise is fantastic but the modern story line was stilted, simplistic, and too unbelievable. The past stories of Doris‘ life told by the address book entries were better but still not as emotionally engaging as I‘d hoped. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/10/review-red-address-book-by-sofia.html