Monday, November 17, 2014

Dear Great Book Guru,   I have heard the Sea Cliff Civic Association is hosting  a toy  turkey hunt  in Geohagen  Park  (also known as Headless) this Sunday, November 23 from 2 to 3pm . Heidi Hunt of the famous Sea Cliff musical group the Milky Ways will be there with cookies and apple cider for turkey hunters of all ages. While I am waiting for the hunt to begin, I would love a fun book to read. Any suggestions?    Turkey Troubadour

Dear Turkey Troubadour, This should be a truly memorable event; in fact,  there is talk of the Great Turkey himself making an appearance, and I do have a very funny book for you to read: SO, ANYWAY –John Cleese’s autobiography.  Cleese is known best for his Monty Python series, movies, and our family favorite: Fawlty Towers.  In this book we hear in his very distinctive voice the stories of classmates, teachers, parents-  many of which he would later use in his comedy creations.   He also draws on his study of social psychology to explain to us what makes a joke work, an action funny,  a character likable. Even without ever having seen  Monty Python or Fawlty Towers, you can find much to enjoy in this book with its  vivid  portrayal  of middle class village life in post war England as we follow Cleese on his road to Cambridge and beyond. Recommended! 

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