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April 7 Meeting and May pick

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Brenda | 47 comments Mod
Seven women and one husband turned out for our March meeting at Half Price books. We had some VERY juicy discussions about the book A Reliable Wife. Dennis Keys shed some light on the male perspective!
Our next meeting, April 7th, will be at a restaurant (preferably BYOB so send in your picks!) We are still polling whether Monday or Wednesday works better for the majority so let us know. The book for our next discussion is JD Salinger's Nine Stories.
In May we will be reading How I Became A Famous Novelist by Steve Hely. This author has recently been hired as a staff writer for Thirty Rock and was previously on the staff of Letterman.
Summary: "What Pete Tarslaw wants is simple enough: a realistic amount of fame that will open new avenues of sexual opportunity; the kind of financial comfort that will allow him to spend his life pursuing hobbies such as boating or skeet shooting at his stately home by the ocean or a scenic lake; and perhaps mostly importantly the chance to humiliate his ex-girlfriend at her wedding. This is the story of how he succeeds in getting it all, and what it costs him in the end.
Narrated by an unlikely literary legend, How I Became A Famous Novelist pinballs from the post-college slums of Boston, to the fear-drenched halls of Manhattan's publishing houses, from the gloomy purity of Montana’s foremost writing workshop to the hedonistic hotel bars of the Sunset Strip. The horrifying, hilarious tale of how Pete’s “pile of garbage” called The Tornado Ashes Club became the most talked about, blogged about, read, admired, and reviled novel in America will change everything you think you know about literature, appearance, truth, beauty, and those people out there, somewhere in America, who still care about books."

Happy Reading!
PS I lent my copy to someone at the book club. If you have it would you let me know?

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Brenda | 47 comments Mod
EBay has this book for 6.75 no shipping fyi


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