Saturday, July 31, 2010


Anne Taintor Postcard

The Social Contract
Jean Jacques Rousseau

All vote. All consent.
It's like a big family.
Not mine, but someone's.

by David M. Bader
Haiku U. ~ From Aristotle to Zola: 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables

Bader's literary haiku and Anne Taintor's captions are always hilarious, but all joking aside, I've recently read several family memoirs, all on the sad side, all about children making their way through minefields of dysfunction.

1. We Became Like a Hand: A Story of Five Sisters,
by Carol Ortlip

2. Three Weeks With My Brother
by Nicholas Sparks

3. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

4. Precious /Push
by Sapphire

For further details on these four books,
see the latest post on my book blog
Dysfunctional Family Memoirs (Fun? Not so much...)

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