Monday, December 29, 2008

A Great Read

For Christmas, I bought my husband Bill O'Reilly's latest book, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity. That's not Bill's description of himself, but rather what Sister Mary Lurana called Bill back in the third grade. Of course, he agrees that she was dead-on.

As is the case with most books I buy my husband, I read them before he does. You might say I buy him books I will want to read too, which is true, but we do have similar tastes so it's like killing two birds with one stone.

This is the first book of O'Reilly's that I (we) have read, and I must say, I enjoyed it very much. (After sharing snippets of it with my husband, he thinks he will like it too). We both think along the same lines and can relate to his conservative upbringing.

According to page 3:

The following pages will prove that the sister's perspicacious remark remains relevant about fifty years after the fact. But this account is not a traditional memoir in the sense that I mean to tell you my life story. I don't want to do that, because I happen to think I'm a pretty boring guy. So a recitation of my existence wouldn't do anyone much good. Instead, I will attempt to define why I believe what I believe by telling you how those convictions grew directly out of my life experience. This tactic is designed to keep you, the reader, entertained and amused, as you and I probably have much in common, at least in the upbringing department.

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