Sunday, December 25, 2005

Encyclopedia of an ordinary life

I typically read fiction. Lots of it.

The book ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE (Crown Publishing , c2005, ISBN 1-4000-8046-0) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is probably my favorite read this year. (The year is not over yet but up next is some medical thriller that I don't think will be as profound or enlightening.)

And it's not fiction.

It's one woman telling the story of her life through encyclopedia entries and it is wonderful.

I liked the format, the content and the style in which she writes. So many entries resonated loudly within me and my assistant and I chuckled heartily over one part in particular.

The first sentence from the forward:
I was not abused, abandoned, or locked up as a child.


NonAnon said...

I got this book on a whim due to its great title, and was not disappointed! I'm so glad you liked it too-any author who says genius things like "From this point on, you will be required to correctly use it's and its" (in a commencement address) deserves to sell lots more books.

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