The latest addition to my personal reading list is “You Can’t Catch Death: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Ianthe Brautigan. In the 1970′s, I read everything published by Richard Brautigan. My particular favorites were ”A Confederate General at Big Sur,” “In Watermelon Sugar”, and “The Hawkline Monster.” I think I liked “In Watermelon Sugar” the best–probably my age and frame of mind at the time.
“You Can’t Catch Death: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Brautigan’s daughter supposedly gives insight into the writer’s life before his suicide. Fortunately, I was able to get a used copy “like new” through Amazon for a ridiculously low cost delivered.
I have also added to my list the new title “Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet” by Ian McNeely with Lisa Wolverton (described below). Using a gift card I was given this week for Barnes & Nobel, I was able to order it online for only an additional $1.80!!
“…How do we know what we know? A new book takes a long view of knowledge, from ancient oral traditions to the rise of universities and the Internet…”