Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Books for Pleasure?

Wow! I had almost forgotten how wonderful it is to curl up with a book. After reading nothing but math text books for the last 5 years I've been hesitant to read anything, but once I got into the swing of it again I've been tearing through some things.

The first was a memoir written by Joe Robison. He's an adult with Asperger's Syndrome that went undiagnosed through his very disturbing childhood. It's a good story because he ends up becoming a guitar technician for KISS and ultimately leading a fairly happy and stable life.

Then I read a book by Tony Hendra, also a memoir. After getting busted at 14 with his hands down the dress of a married woman, Tony develops a lifelong friendship with a monk who guides his spiritual life, death and rebirth.

The first book brought me around to Running With Scissors. A memoir written by Joe Robison's biological brother. This one was much more disturbing than the first since Augusten couldn't escape his crazy mother the way Joe had. I just had to keep reminding myself that it was a true story because parts of it were really bizarre.

What's next? Who knows.

2 comments:

santina said...

I just watched running with scissors last night. I'm sure the book is much more disturbing, but I also had to remind myself at times that the movie was based on somebody's life. I may actually read that one soon.

Mama Terror said...

wow...some deep reads you got there!!!!

Just came by to thank you for the nice comment you left at the blog. Thanks!!!!

those photos are flukes, I take tons of horrible ones before a decent one pops up.