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Southwest Book Club Meets May 16

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The Southwest Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm at the library. A Million Little Pieces, the controversial memoir by James Frey will be discussed.

In a recent note to readers, Frey acknowledges his memoir is a combination of facts about his life and certain embellishments. He believes that a memoir allows the writer to work from memory rather than strict historical or journalistic protocol. Of course, many take issue with this (including Oprah and Frey's publisher) and the debate will continue. Frey's expressed purpose for writing the book is a noble one; too bad he did not come clean about his ideas or beliefs concerning his style of the literary memoir from the start-another lesson to be learned on the road to recovery? Nonetheless, Frey's book still offers a gripping look into the world of addiction and the addicted.

Anyone 18 or older is welcome to join the Southwest Book Club. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest (at) ocls.info

Comments

I will be unable to attend this months book club dueto heavy woork load hopefully next month

A thought-if you enjoyed this book, My Friend, Leonard, contains info about Frey & his pal, Leonard. I recommend it for a quick read.

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