24 May 2012

Two Reviews in Three Sentences or Less +1 quote


1. Grace Dent, How to Leave Twitter: Grace Dent is a really funny lady and her book is the perfect airplane read.  She might have a problem with Twiter; in fact, she might be leaving.  Read this only if you are a Tweeter, and if you like laughing.

 Twitter is full of sharp, opinionated women. Or, as men tend to call us, 'sassy.' To my mind, Twitter gave me and large swathes of women a space to talk, interact and represent ourselves on a level we're not generally afforded.

2. Paul Rogat Loeb, Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times:  This book is baggy, but ultimately inspiring.  Loeb talks about the power of the individual.  It inspired me, and my students, to get involved in our communities.

New information -- the percentage of people out of work or children in poverty, the numbers behind America's record health care costs, the annual planetary increases in greenhouse gases -- can help us comprehend the magnitude or our shared problems and develop appropriate responses.  But information along can't provide the organic connection that binds one person to another.

Title: How to Leave Twitter: My Life as Queen of the Universe
Author: Grace Dent
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Date: 2011
Genre: Humor, Nonfiction

198 pages.
Where I got it: On my Ipad
Challenges: None, again


Title: Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times
Author: Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date: 2010
 Genre: Inspirational?, Nonfiction

378 pages.
Where I got it: From work
Challenges: None

2 comments:

  1. I'm on Twitter but I've yet to learn how to use it for conversation as much as others have :( I think I'll pick this one up!!!

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    1. You should. It was a quick read, and I did learn some things about Twitter. I'm on it too, but kind of baffled by it.

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