“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Soloist by Steve Lopez

I just finished a beautiful non-fiction book by Steve Lopez called The Soloist. It has recently been made into a movie, but I can't imagine that the movie is as good as the book. The book captures mental illness, homelessness, and poverty in America in a well-written tale. Lopez has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles Times as well as other noted publications. He has also authored several books.

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