Holy cats, Gena reads all over the place. Must be the years of library experience...
Don't be put off by the sheer size of this book. As soon as you read the first page you're drawn into a completely compelling narrative that tells the stories of these important artists. They are to be celebrated! Full of world history as well. Pick it up, put it down, use as a reference - I can't recommend it enough.--Gena
I haven't felt so alive and inspired by discovering someone since I was introduced to Patti Smith 20 years ago. Amazing is an understatement. Brave and understatement. She is ... Marina Abramovic! Read this book!--Gena
Her stories will never disappoint. She is a singular voice to be discovered.--Gena
What a delight! I rarely pick up food writing books. Goulding admittedly is aware of the plethora of books on Italian culture and cuisine, however his approach and writing is fresh, with such depth and respect. Bonus: Introduction by the late, great Anthony Bourdain.--Gena
This book is nothing other than astonishing - a description that would horrify the title character. The comedic timing is very understated and timing is genius. The flow Solstad creates of the ever-anxious, over-analyzing mind and his development as he ages is at one modern and old as a Russian classic.--Gena
St. Louisians have much to be proud of, one of them being able to claim Tennessee Williams as one of their own. Although he had a very troubled relationship with life here, it formed one of the bravest and extraordinary writers of the 20th century. Facing his demons, he makes us face our own. A friend of mine gave me a tattered copy of this book many years ago and it changed me.--Gena
Buffy kicks butt! You can too! Relive some great moments from the series and vamp your approach to life.--Gena