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Book Review: My Heart is an Idiot: Essays by Davy Rothbart

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A blend of Jack Kerouac of the beatnik generation antics and Dr. Gonzo’s Hunter Thompson antics writer Davy Rothbart mixes this style and takes the reader on an odyssey to seek true love and passion in his collection of essays in My Heart is an Idiot.

Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve and is easy to make someone his best friend. This book is a refreshing read because of its uncanny openness and vulnerability.  Some of the stories are sad, some are happy, but they all have the common thread of this writer’s journey to discover the wonders of the world.

His dream is to become a writer and he found the secret in this profession, he simply wrote. Some of these essays have been read on the NPR show The American Life.

I must admit once I picked up the book I could not put it down, full of wondrous adventures.  How many of us wish we could leave our regular 9 to 5 job and hop a train, bus, or plane somewhere exotic.  Maybe this book will be the inspiration for us to live our dreams and find true love.

The perfect book for those who want to read stories that stir the soul.

To keep up with this author visit: http://www.myheartisanidiotbook.com/

Book facts:

My Heart is an Idiot: Essays by Davy Rothbart

2012 Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 308 pp

ISBN: 978-0-374-28084-0

 

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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