Sunday, February 03, 2008

the agent b book club


It’s against my religion to push books on people. I’m sure this is throwing the baby out with the bath water over years of feeling obligated to read every fashionable book the charismatic church world dumped on me. Maybe I should just get over that.

If you’re looking for a book to read next, my five star suggestion is Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore.

A real-life tale of a black homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton as a modern-day slave (as late as the 1960’s) and a wealthy white art dealer who become friends. Their friendship is bonded through love, tragedy, and faith.

My friend Grandma Nelly gave me an autographed copy for my birthday. Both of the authors (who are the two men described above) are speaking in San Angelo this week. If I can make that happen, I'd love to go.

The book was an easy read for me. It's told from both men’s perspectives. Since the majority of this tale’s background happened in and around Ft. Worth during my years with the izzy group, and it often reflects aspects of my relationship with Obi-Wan, this book was all too familiar in several areas.

Otherwise, go back to your harry potters, osteens and such.

5 comments:

Deana said...

have i ever told you about the book, life is so good? i read it several years ago, and everytime i see it on my bookshelf now, i think of you an obi wan.

you can read the review here:
http://www.amazon.com/Life-So-Good-George-Dawson/dp/0141001682

bfine107 said...

I just put it on hold at the library.
Thanks!

NaNcY said...

thank you for the recomendation

g13 said...

it's funny that you mentioned this book. i actually received a copy as a gift from a sales person i worked with when i toiled within the gift company from hell.

my copy is signed too, methinks. i might just read it someday.

JesusFreak said...

I love Oprah. And this book.