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Booking Through Thursday: Celebrities?


Booking Through Thursday.

Suggested by Callista83:

Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

Other than blogs by comic creators/companies, not really.  Given this is Booking Through Thursday, my initial answer is “no.” At least–it’s “no” as far as super-star celebrities and such.

However, I’ve come to REALLY enjoy human/pet memoirs over the past year or so. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Marley & Me, and Wesley the Owl are three of my favorite reads from the past 9 months. Each is a memoir by the author of their life with the beloved pet (cat, dog, and owl respectively).

Actually, I suppose those are–especially Marley and Dewey–celebrity memoirs.  There’s a hit movie about Marley now. And Dewey…well, the title says it all. Though “just” a library-cat in a small town…he touched the world.

And more than any celebrity, the story of Dewey’s life had a profound impact on ME. I read his story a little over a week after losing one of my cats last fall, and there was something distinctly therapeutic about reading about the life of another cat who was important to anyone. The anecdotes of his antics were far more interesting to me than anything I might read about a human celebrity.

Marley & Me: Life and
Marley & Me / Dewey / Wesley the Owl
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One Response

  1. I’ve heard good things about Dewey. I think all libraries and book stores should have cats. Something about book worms and cats seems to go together

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