I am a reader and book evangelist. For many years I have kept a reading journal with little descriptions of the books I read and dates I read them. Kind of a trail of book bread crumbs that chart my interests over a given course of time. This blog gives me a way to continue my journal and share my reading interests with others. My latest adventures in creating, dining, and traveling can be found at my website LindasOtherLife.com
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I am always excited about finding an honest-to-goodness, laugh-out-loud funny book
now and then. Maria Semple has written for television – arrested development, Mad About You, and Ellen.
She lives in Seattle where fictional Bernadette stages her
“disappearance from the stresses of her life”. Bernadette is mother to
precocious Bee, wife of Elgie the Microsoft guru of robotics and a
MacArthur grant recipient in her own right for her architectural
masterpiece – The Twenty Mile House – a pioneer in green building. But
everything she would seek to build crumbles and when frustrations mount –
she stages a vanishing act so funny it had me reading pages out loud.
Don’t miss the transcript of Elgie’s fictional TED talk! I had seen
this book advertised in several women’s magazines and couldn’t wait to
get it from the library. I won’t say where I read it – but a picture is
worth 1,000 words.