Terry’s Book Club

Usually I do most of my “serious” reading in the summer time when I have more time off and the livin’ is easier.  Not that I consider my reading especially serious.  But a foot injury has had me off work and laid up for a month or so.  Unable to dance–not that I ever could–or do much else on my feet, I’ve been reading a fair amount the last couple of weeks.

With that in mind, boys and girls, it’s time for a long overdue Terry’s Book Club selection.  Drum roll, please….

Yup, its that nutty Pulitizer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest The Bully Pulpit.

For me, Ms. Goodwin makes history fun.  So does Theodore Roosevelt for that matter.  To paraphrase a line from the comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, Theodore Roosevelt was the last American president to have any fun in office.

Even before it was published, the movie rights to the book were sold to Steven Speilberg’s DreamWorks company.  Perhaps you’ve heard of him.  His last movie outing, Lincoln, also based on a Doris Kearns Goodwin book did pretty well, $250 million at the box office.

You should know reading The Bully Pulpit is something of a commitment.  It’s 750 pages long.  But you’ve likely got plenty of time before the film comes out.  It took Mr. Speilberg ten years to bring Lincoln to the screen.

Let us know what you think of the book.

Oh and, once again, our book club logo, it’s nothing like Oprah’s.

2 Responses

  1. Just bought it on my Kindle. I’m too lazy to hold a real book that big.I’ve got a book on North Korea to finish first, but Bully Pulpit is next. Happy Hopping!

  2. Chuck… You’re smart to read it on Kindle. It really is heavy, especially if you have to keep your right foot elevated like me. (Come to think of it, I don’t know why you would have to.) Enjoy The Bully Pulpit.

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