Hello, Kenosha

February 27th, 2009

I’ll soon be polluting the airwaves with semi-abandon–Wisconsin Public Radio this morning, and Studio 360 this weekend–so I thought I’d re-post some reviews of “How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth)” in deference to the unitiated.

Here’s Publishers Weekly calling it one of the Best Books of 2008 (somewhat  strangely, as the book came out in January, 2009). Here’s some hearty meat-and-potatoes from Time magazine’s website, and a steaming bowl of bouilliabaise from NPR’s Book We Like. Laura Miller’s Salon.com piece makes most other reviews seem like book reports by comparison. Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time Out New York–you are all my children. The Guardian spells “marvellous” with two l’s–you’ll want to roll that second “l” as if your tongue were cradling a lychee or stray eyeball. And everybody loves a lady named Oprah.

Welcome, Milwaukee. Fond du Lac, take a load off.