Calling all readers

January 9 2009 by Ellen Roseman

Do you love reading? Do you want to join a book club, even if just for a few weeks? Then check out the biography book club I’m leading at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, starting on Jan. 22.

Biographies are hot these days. So are autobiographies, which often make headlines for not being exactly true. Poor Oprah, taken in again by another faux memoir.

Barack Obama has written two autobiographies, which dominate the non-fiction bestseller lists. Another publishing phenomenon is Three Cups of Tea about a mountain climber turned do-gooder, building schools in a dangerous part of the world.

People love reading about other people, the famous and not so famous. It’s an opportunity to learn about history, politics, psychology and sociology through the prism of individual lives. A well-written biography or autobiography can make you turn the pages as quickly as if it were a novel.

Over four Thursday evenings, come share your love of reading with others who care about good books and inspirational life stories. See you there.

1 comment

  1. joseph ‘JC” morin

    Jan 15 2009

    Are you interested in a followup to your ombudsman story (12/july/06), with Mr. Marin’s claim about taking the bureaucracy out of corpoartions and their hurtful decisions, leaving victims(retired police) to handle on duty assaults/injuries.

    It’s been a long fight and your story gave me hope. PLEASE