Walt Disney’s attention to detail is amazing, but like many great men this part of his personality caused great concern and setbacks when it came to the park. He insisted on details being absolutely right even though no one but him and the workers will see it. Whether he was right or not depends on who you ask, personally I’m amazed at the details in the parks and could enjoy simply walking around appreciating them all without ever going on an actual ride.
M.F.K. Fisher (3 July, 1908 – 22 June, 1992) was a food writer and translator. Ms. Fisher believed that eating well was one of the “arts of life”
The book is filled with wonderful, self-deprecating humor (as is expected from any person of Jewish origin), wit and charm. The author writes about his errors in judgement, the regrets he has for the few times (that he wrote about) acting like a “star”, he writes about the business he loves with a wink, but sadness of someone who has been through the wringer.
The photographs are gorgeous and the write ups are very interesting. It is important to note that the diet of Blue Zone residents is only part of the reason for thier longevity, climate, reasonable amount of exercise, family, work, and relationships all have a big say in getting to old age
Just as Cervantes made fun of the junk-culture in his era, Mr. Rushdie takes the challenge and goes to a literary war with the garbage that Americans are inundated with every minute of every day.
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
About: Family Trust by Kathy Wang is a novel following an Asian American family’s trials and tribulations. This is Ms. Wang’s debut novel. 400 pages Publisher: William Morrow Language: English ISBN-10: 0062855255 My rating for Family Trust – 4 Buy Family Trust from Amazon.com* More Books by Kathy Wang* Thoughts: On the face of it, Family Trust by Kathy Wang is a family drama about rich people. Like many of those books, I find myself rolling my eyes at rich people’s issues having to do mainly with first world problems. I imagine there must be people like that out there, ones that nothing is ever good enough and a dream job for most of us is considered a failure. If one digs a bit deeper into the book, you will find a portrait of second generation Americans who are constantly pushed to attain great achievements. Nothing is ever good enough, your school is not good unless you go to an Ivy League school, your salary is never enough unless you are one of the top earners in the world, the company you work for better be a kick-ass one. Then there are the expectations: marriage, children, faux happiness, not letting…
I found the relevant subjects of the story very interesting. While the novel might, or might not hold up remains to be seen, but reading it these days seemed appropriate.
About: America for Beginners by Leah Franqui is a novel which follows a mother from India, traveling to the United States in search of her son. This is Ms. Franqui’s first novel. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. 320 pages Publisher: William Morrow Language: English ISBN-10: 0062668757 My rating for America for Beginners – 5 Buy America for Beginners from Amazon.com* More Books by Leah Franqui Thoughts: As someone who loves to travel and loves road trips, I picked up America for Beginners by Leah Franqui since I not only love to do so, but also love to read about and especially from an outsider’s perspective. I read this book a week before I took the family on vacation, and was surprised to see some of the places we were going to visit in the next week mentioned (Niagara Falls and the wonderful Corning Museum of Glass). One of the things which jumped at me, and that I noticed over the years, was that Indian tourists love to eat at Indiean restaurants, which I find strange. Part of traveling, for me, is to enjoy…
Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s girlfriend who is the new Hawkeye, needs to get away from Clint Barton and New York, so she head to Los Angeles – with the dog. Madame Masque is also in LA, she finds Kate and, of course, tries to kill her (again!!!).