Summer Book Sale

Summer Book Sale

Spence Publishing is having a summer book sale with most books at $5 to $10 and free shipping over $30. They have some interesting books, including “The Compleat Gentleman”, “7 Myths of Working Mothers”, “All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics”, books by David Horowitz, books about C.S. Lewis.

I’m interested in “If It Ain’t Got that Swing: the Re-Birth of Grown-up Culture.” The tag line is: “In a world dominated by teenagers, it is easy to forget that popular culture once catered to adults.” What an interesting observation, yet true. We do live in a culture that idolizes adolescence, even for adults. How many adults buy video games? I just saw an article in the Boston Globe the other day about the rise of dodgeball leagues for adults, and another about a guy buying all the toys he wanted to have in his youth. Compare that to the culture of our parents and grandparents: jazz clubs, dressing up for a night out, the theater. Even movies were mainly for adults. Looks like an enlightening book.

Anyway, the sale is from July 1 to 7 and I get a little cut of everything you buy when you click on that link above to get to their site. So enjoy some summer reading and help me out the same time. What could be better?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
3 comments
  • Anyone read “The Compleat Gentleman”? It looks really good.

    Our culture’s idealization of eternal adolescence is probably due to the baby boomers’ seeming desire never to become the adults, which may be related to their repudiation of religion (that is, traditional, orthodox religions with dogmas that don’t change with the times). Don’t know which came first though – rejection of religion because they don’t want to grow up, or they don’t grow up because they don’t embrace religion?

  • Joanne—I ordered it. I’d had it on my Amazon wishlist, but it’s much cheaper through Spence Publishing, so I went ahead and ordered it. If you shoot me your email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), I’ll let you know what I thought of it. smile

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