How clever to provide two reviews for the price of one (I know, they're both free). I really like the format, Paul. More, please.
I agree, I like this feature idea a lot. Of course at first I was confused because I thought the title of the book was "Lunch Date: Love is a Mixtape."
This is a great idea. Joining a restaurant review AND a book review gets me a little moist. Please keep it up. ahem.
Yeah, that's about where I ended with that book too.
Huh? "... Jeremy's spoken"?? I thought it was "Jeremy spoke in [class today]".
A Rolling Stone editor who can't get the lyrics right? Der. I'd toss the book too.
when i lost someone very close to me, this book was given to me--and among the hundreds of books i read during this time--most of them grief related--this was one of my favorites. if i had read this book in a time when i wasn't dealing with loss, and such a close loss at that, i think it would have been easy for me to dismiss it--as it was for you. too many books that deal with loss do it without love or humor (or the references to music, film, pop culture, etc.), and this one did. in a society that deals so poorly with death, i am happy this book is out there...especially for those who don't dig elizabeth kubler ross or deepak chopra and the like.
god forbid you lose your girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife, but if you ever do, maybe give it a re-read. see if your opinion changes.
PS: Love this feature idea though. Please keep it up.
I have to say, I've been so happy reading all your posts to this blog, Paul. Except that time when you dissed a reading that should have been given a fair chance, but I'd like you less if you were perfect.
I hate to disagree with you, Paul, but I was really moved by that book, and pretty much just plowed right through it. Sorry it didn't work for you. Glad the kabob worked for you.
Oh, and @6? That's the joke, that he's joyfully, boisterously mangling the lyrics.
P.S. I love the feature idea, though - looking forward to future installments.
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