Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Fun Read

How They Met:  Fateful Encounters of Famous Lovers, Rivals, Partners, and Other Strange Bedfellows by Joey Green

Nonfiction

What a fun read!  This book is divided up by famous pairs without any kind of rhyme or reason to the placement--there are no sections, just fun stories.  I was familiar with only a few of the stories and loved reading how famous people hooked up.  Some examples include:  Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; Binney and Smith (the crayon dudes); Bill Gates and Paul Allen; Hall and Oates; etc. etc.  Some of the people were unknown to me but probably because I don't watch lots of TV or live like a Kardashian.  I most liked the historical pairings and most disliked the stories of famous actresses/actors and celebrities.  Does anyone really care how or why Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold hooked up?  No and I suspect neither do Roseanne or Tom themselves.

However, overall, I really enjoyed the book.  It is fully bits of trivia so if you're into that sort of thing, you'll like it.  It should be read over time, a story or two at a time so they don't all run together.  It would make a great gift book for a TV or movie lover or someone who like popular culture.

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