Prose Before Bros Society Meeting 1.11.12
After realizing only one of us completely read Writing Movies
for fun and Profit all the way through we talked about: hate watching television, speculative penis sizes, and Ruby the Dog’s need to be a reality television star.
Next Book: Swimming to Cambodia
So sorry we havent been posting. All us ladies are super busy.
The last book we read after reading “Stiff” was my pick, “Moonwalking With Einstein:The Art and Science of Remembering Everything” which was a truely remarkable book. Although the technique described by author Joshua Foer cannot be applied to something like “remembering where you put your car keys” or conjuring missing childhood memories, it is incredibly helpful for remembering lists, dates, names-to-faces, and study guides. If you are in school, I highly recommend picking up this book and refining your memory skills.
The current book our growing book club is reading is Julia’s pick “Consider the Lobster and Other Essays” by David Foster Wallace. An excerpt from one of Amazon’s reviews describes David’s writing style and a bit about what to expect from the book:
"…Like Infinite Jest (1996) and A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (1997), this collection showcases Wallace’s love of language, emotional IQ, and curiosity about the world (and the starlets who populate it). His trademark footnotes, essays in themselves, rarely fail to entertain—if you can follow them. But a few critics ask whether this collection exhibits more high jinks than actual intellectual insight; the arrows and boxed comments in the essay “Host,” for example, may just obscure a Very Important Point. But that may be the point—to get you thinking about much more than the lobster.”
I’ll try to keep this tumblr more up to date and add in some thoughts and reviews from our meetings.