Wow! Last night was amazing! I loved the book "The Glass Castle". It's always interesting watching a film based on a book you love...because the book is always better, right? Well, that's still the case here. There were so many details left out obviously, and I think they made her dad much more likable in the film. That's just me though. The best part was the author, Jeannette, joined us for a Q&A and autograph signing after! She was so fantastic! SO fantastic! Fun fact-all of the pieces of art in the film are her mother's actual paintings.
I am always bummed when book club is limited, so if you made it in yay! If you didn't, I'm so sorry!
Shoutout to Katie for coming to her first book club!
In August, we're gonna lighten things up a bit. I posted in the Facebook group about suggestions, and I think most agreed on Kevin Hart's new book! SO we'll be meeting back at the radio station in August.Tuesday, August 29th 6p-8p at 1600 Utica Ave S. St. Louis ParkDinner will be provided by Green Mill, drinks from Bootleg, chair massages from Massage Retreat and Spa and official book club t-shirts from MELSA!To RSVP, email your first and last name and the number of guests you'd like to bring to firstname.lastname@example.org
"I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons"
About the book: Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way).But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.“Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter,” he says. “So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?”