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09 August 2017


Thanks for the review and the recommendation CR. I see you are right back in your reading groove of depressing non-fiction.

But it sounds like the author did go to college after all, right? And wrote this book? So there is a conversation starting, of sorts.

Here's his author blurb:
"D Watkins is a columnist for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, and magazines, and he is a frequent commentator on NPR, CNN, and elsewhere. He holds a master’s in education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Baltimore and teaches writing at Coppin State University in Baltimore. He was the winner of Baltimore magazine’s “Best Writer” award in 2015."

So yes, he did go to college, he teaches college. But this book did not give me the idea that it was a conversation, or a conversation starting. It made me feel very hopeless. I don't know if that was the intent, but there you have it.

Yup, Mr. CR saw this book (and several others I've started since) and just sighed. Back on the depressing nonfiction train!

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