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June 13 - June 19, 1997

Daddy Dearest
Two daughters look at their less-than-stellar fathers in these recent books. [2]
Margaret Regan

Wise Guy
Finally, a rembrance of Dad we can all feel warm and happy about. [3]
Mari Wadsworth

Critical Eye
Lauren Greenfield's Fast Forward. [4]
Blake de Pastino

Speed Reader
The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Deception, Lightning Song, Men Need Space. [5]
Blake de Pastino, Julie Birnbaum and Jessica English

Media Mix
From Salon de RefusÚs to Salon de CÚlebration...And more! [6]

Now What?
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. [7]

Talk Back
Our online BBS is just like the Algonquin Round Table, only electronic, sober, and without all the famous people.


B






ooks. Pages. Wood pulp. Delicious. My daddy taught me, Worm, to eat. He also taught me to read. Eat and read, read and eat. That's my daddy. But ever since my daddy was caught by a monster with four appendages and a head (imagine that!), who impaled him on a curved object and used his corpse to catch a fish, things just haven't been the same around here. Bye daddy. Luckily, I've been reading - and eating - some fine books about other people's daddys. And that makes it all okay.

The Kiss is about a woman whose daddy had a sexual relationship with her after she grew up. Hmm.

The Shadow Man: A Daughter's Search for Her Father is about a woman's discovery that her daddy wasn't all he said he was. Hmm.

Messages from My Father is about a daddy who says, "You might as well be a mensch" to his son. Hmm.

I'm not sure what to make of all these tales about people's daddys. All I know is, I'm hungry.


From The Vaults

Drive-By Fiction
Yxta Maya Murrqy's first novel Locas takes a horrifying look at the hellish lives of L.A.'s Echo Park gangbanger women. [06-06-97]
Margaret Regan




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