Great Coffee Table book – review by Dana Wilde

 

  • Screen Shot 2018-05-19 at 3.38.05 PMBy Dana Wilde in the KJ

    From Polar Bear & Co. in Solon I received a copy of “A Writers’ Compendium,” which is a lengthy collection of pithy quotations about literature and the writing life gathered by freelance journalist Peter Bollen, of Bridgton.

    There are nuggets, offered in contrasting typefaces, by everyone from Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, to Stephen King (“We are writers, and we never ask one another where we get our ideas; we know we don’t know”), to Carolyn Chute (“I do feel like I’m on Pluto sometimes”), to E.B. White and Ellen Goodman (“You can teach someone who cares to write columns, but you can’t teach someone who writes columns to care”), and many others.

    This book makes an entertaining browse and not only would be a nifty resource on your coffee table, but could provide some thoughtful uplift to all kinds of waiting rooms.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close