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11 February 2011

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You're a genius, CR. I was trying to figure out what to get my husband for Valentine's Day (I would prefer to skip it, but Rick thinks my feelings will be hurt if we don't "celebrate" the day.) Since he travels so much, this would be perfect. I gave him Dear American Airlines, and he enjoyed it. I was a little worried about De Botton's writing, because it's not really my or my husband's style, but you convinced me. I'm sorry I can't buy it through Powell's. Not enough time.

I agree wholeheartedly with you about photographs in nonfiction. When they are in the book, they are the first thing I look at. They are valuable for setting the tone and context. Love the photographs!

Venta,
I'm the farthest thing from a genius, sadly, but I'm so glad it sounds like this book will work for Rick. I hope he likes it, or at least finds it interesting. Will you let us know what he thinks? I get a real kick out of De Botton but I'll admit he's not for everyone. The photographs really added a lot, though, so hopefully that will make it worthwhile!

I'm coming out of lurkdom to say, I love airports too! I've never admitted that to anyone before, but since you're a fellow airport lover too, I feel comfortable enough to come out with this little secret :). It's been quite a while since I've been at Heathrow but I wouldn't mind wandering through an airport through de Botton's eyes for a while! I've just requested this from my library, so thanks for the recommendation.

Olduvai,
Always glad to have lurkers, and glad when they come out of lurkdom. There's no shame in liking airports (although I could see how they could get very, VERY old if you had to travel for a living)--they really are fascinating places for their very, for lack of a better term, "devoidness." I don't own a cell phone and I don't travel with my laptop, so airports are these delicious places where I'm completely untethered, even if I haven't yet made it to my destination.

Hope you like the book--do pop back in and let me know what you think.

I am so excited to find your site. I have a nonfiction book site too, and am always looking for other cool blogs that love nonfiction. I'm adding you to my blogroll, and I'm also going to post this review as part of my "Nonfiction on the Web" feature. I will have to come back and check all of your reviews out. What fun!

Pam,
Thanks for alerting me to your site, as well, and for collecting nonfiction links around the web! I agree...the more nonfiction the merrier. What fun indeed!

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