June 20 - July 1, 1997
At Home In The World
A look at several recent works by poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder. 
Hear Them Roar
Women essayists cover the gamut from penises to homemade candy in this this entertaining new anthology. 
How the rich get richer off government largess. 
View Camera magazine has a thing or two to teach us about the pursuit of excellence. 
What to read... and not. 
Blake de Pastino, Angie Drobnic, Jessica English
Richard Currey's Lost Highway. 
Everyone Gets Naked
David Sedaris, author of Naked, is as likeable, funny, and self-effacing in person as he is as the dead-on narrator of his hilarious essays. 
Anne S. Lewis
Order on the Court
Recent basketball books that score, and, well, don't score. 
In Person: James Hynes
Local author James Hynes doesn't give a damn about offending postmodernists, and his new book Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror should explain why. 
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and
staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. 
ooks, mmmm. Some people say I have a one-track mind. What they
fail to understand is that I don't have a mind; I'm an invertebrate.
An invertebrate who loves eating books. Which brings me back
to books, mmmm.
Why do I love books? Because they're soft, pulpy, and easy
to devour. I prefer hard-bound books because they're crunchier.
But paperbacks are good for a snack.
I don't have much else to say this week because, well, I've been
eating books all day and I guess I'm a tad bloated. It's embarrassing
- I look like a caterpillar! Time to try that new Vermiform Diet
I've read so much about. Too bad I ate the brochure.
Anyway, here's what I gorged on:
Naked by David Sedaris
A Place in Space and Mountains and Rivers Without
End by Gary Snyder
The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary Women edited
by Wendy Martin
Best Seat in the House by Spike Lee and A Rocket
at Heart by Rudy Tomjanovich
Lost Highway by Richard Currey
Take the Rich Off Welfare by Mark Zepezauer and Arthur
Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror
by James Hynes
Plus various other books and magazines (ooh, those perfume samples!).
All in all, only one word springs to my non-mind: Mmmm.
Our online BBS is just like the Algonquin Round Table, only electronic,
sober, and without all the famous people.
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