Tuesday, April 21, 2009

david review

I sometimes do things like look at amazon to see if any reviews mention my husband because I am a stage wife and a nerd, but I found this one last night, and it made me glad to read. I met D by reading something he wrote and it makes me happy when other people have a visceral response to his writing like I did.

Review for The Best American Non-Required Reading of 2003.

99% Waste; 1% epiphany, February 7, 2009
By M. Arbo (boston ma.)

Lured by the Title and the name 'Dave Eggers', I borrowed the audio version of this from my local library. 'Just by chance' I listened first to the story "Things we knew when the house caught fire" by David Drury.
At the end of the 37 minutes, my friend's and my jaws were on the floor.
A truly astounding work. Transcendent. I then attempted to listen to all the other pieces. Yeeeeeech; complete waste of time. For the life of me, would like to know the backstory of this occurrence; how did this come to be?
Cutting to the chase, you decide. Buy a used copy just for the one 'story of a lifetime' and share it with all you know; what a gift it is.

2 comments:

melanie said...

way?? i would love to read the story!

juls said...

NICE! :)