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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?

Garylovestoread, December 16, 2013

My dog died last week after 16 years of being my friend and pal. I immediately went into depression and sadness. I couldn't watch the junk on tv so I decided to read something to perk myself up. I chose this wonderful book which traces the life of Billy Crystal from his days performing at home in front of relatives, to his hilarious one-man show, 700 Sundays. This book made me laugh. Billy spoke about being on SNL, Johnny Carson, doing HBO specials with Muhammad Ali, movies with DeNiro and Palance, and bringing laughter and happiness to millions of people. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys life, who enjoys being amused, or is feeling sadness because of what life brings you. Thank you Billy Crystal. I miss my dog tremendously but because of you, there are smiles on my face.
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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?

Garylovestoread, December 16, 2013

My dog died last week after 16 years of being my friend and pal. I immediately went into depression and sadness. I couldn't watch the junk on tv so I decided to read something to perk myself up. I chose this wonderful book which traces the life of Billy Crystal from his days performing at home in front of relatives, to his hilarious one-man show, 700 Sundays. This book made me laugh. Billy spoke about being on SNL, Johnny Carson, doing HBO specials with Muhammad Ali, movies with DeNiro and Palance, and bringing laughter and happiness to millions of people. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys life, who enjoys being amused, or is feeling sadness because of what life brings you. Thank you Billy Crystal. I miss my dog tremendously but because of you, there are smiles on my face.
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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Garylovestoread, November 18, 2013

Wow! That should be enough of a description for someone to go out and buy this book, enjoy it, be enthralled by it, be scared of it, and wonder how it happened and if it is still happening. While we thought the Bush Dynasty (2 Presidents, 2 Governors and a US Senator) and the Kennedy Dynasty (a President, two Senators) was imposing, we have forgotten about the Dulles clan. Grandfather and Uncle were Secretary of STate, John Foster was Secretary of STate and his brother the head of the CIA. And if their sister was alive today, she the the smarts to be the 1st Woman president. Amazing how much power these two brothers had, with their ability to work deep within the confines of the STate Department and CIA to manipulate other countries and ultimately the history of the US and the world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels disatisfation with the world today, who feels like they don't understand why things happen the way they do.
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56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports by Kostya Kennedy
56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

Garylovestoread, October 29, 2013

Wow, when people sit around the campfire these days and talk about today's great players, i.e., Trout, Harper, Holiday, Ortiz, etc., they obviously never heard of Dimaggio. Possibly one of the 5 greatest players of all-time (Dimaggio, Williams, Mays, Ruth, Musial), the book 56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports, effortlessly and with a style verging on a novel, brings to life the year 1941, when the United STates crept closer and closer to involvement in the War, when going to the soda fountain for a malt was an everyday occurence, when news traveled by word of mouth from stoop to stoop rather than from talking heads on cable news networks and when Joe Dimaggio set the standard for a hitting streak of 56 consecutive games. Joe D. did this with a great amount of class and set a standard for professional athletes hard to top. The 56 game streak, like Cal Ripkens consecutive games streak record, may never be broken. If you are a history fan, a sports fan, a baseball fan, a Yankee fan, or just someone who wants to escape into a much simpler, easier life, then i would highly recommend you reading this book. I have no doubt, stories you read in here will ignite a campfire someplace where stories will be told.
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The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis by Ira Shapiro
The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis

Garylovestoread, September 24, 2013

As the country barrels toward another potential government shutdown, I urge everyone to read The Last Great Senate to remind us of what the Congress used to be and the reasons we've gone so far off course. In The Last Great Senate, Ira Shapiro talks about outstanding individuals who not only believed in their various causes, but also worked to see how they fit into the daily life of Americans. While a Ted Stevens (Alaska) or Phil Hart (D- Michigan) or a George McGovern (D-South Dakota) or a Jacob Javits (R- New York) fought for their contsituents, they also took the extra steps of compromising with their fellow Senators in making this country great. These Senators had to discuss Vietnam, Watergate, the Panama Canal Treaty, Health Care legislation, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, illegal surveillance of US citizens by the CIA and FBI and various other transgressions. And unlike today's Congress which refuses to acknowledge what is best for the country, these outstanding members of Congress in the period of The Last Great Senate, took the extraordinary step of seeing not only the individual tree, but also the entire forest. I urge everyone to read this book as soon as possible to remember what the political process can still be if we try. I for one, am sending my copy of this book to my Senators and asking them to read it and to recreate what a magical place the Senate was and still cound be.
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