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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



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    Flying Shoes

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The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home by George Howe Colt
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

lyndanoel, November 2, 2007

A well-researched history of a family and the intertwined relationship of the family to the big house that was their common summer home. The writing was excellent which made it very easy to relate to the characters, and I sometimes forgot I wasn't reading fiction.
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Caucasia by Danzy Senna
Caucasia

lyndanoel, November 2, 2007

Not so much about race as it is about searching for your identity. I love the way the author subtly "grows up" the character, Birdie, approximately 6 years through the book - not just chronologically, but in the complexity of her thoughts and understandings of the world around her.
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The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx
The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx

lyndanoel, June 22, 2007

For Styx fans, this book offers a fascinating insider's view of the formation and evolution of the 1970s supergroup. Panozzo hopes it will serve a larger purpose, too. "On the surface, it's the story about one gay man's struggle to come to terms with himself. But it is really about anyone struggling to come to terms with a troubling aspect of his or her life. If I can make one person question why he's hiding his authentic self -- or living in any kind of denial -- and give him courage to make a change, then I've succeeded."

This is a "tell all" book, but it is about himself that the author "tells all" in a way that gives a new perspective on a band that we just thought we knew everything about. But make no mistake - this book is not a book about Styx, it's the story of Chuck's life, of which Styx is a significant part.

This is a must-read for anyone who is a Styx fan, or who can appreciate a true life story of someone who privately battles his personal demons even as he is publicly enjoying professional success.
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