Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ruth Reichl & Christopher Buckley Readings This Week

Two upcoming readings at Politics & Prose I wish I could attend:

Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Ruth Reichl
Not Becoming My Mother(Penguin Press, $19.95) Typical of an upper middle-class American woman at mid-century, Reichl’s mother acquiesced in community norms but was unhappy and bitter as a result. When she married at age thirty, Miriam left the bookstore she’d started and became a wife and mother. Reichl has studied her mother’s letters and diaries, embracing an opportunity to understand her better. » BUY NOW

Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.
Christopher Buckley
Losing Mum And Pup (Twelve, $24.99)A departure from his humorous novels, Buckley’s latest book is a memoir of his parents, William F. Buckley and Patricia Taylor Buckley. Each was larger than life, and together they were formidable. Their son’s memories of them are sometimes harsh, but also full of wit and warmth.» BUY NOW

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