Saturday, September 24, 2011

Daily Thoughts 9/24/2011

Munich Still Life, 1882, William Michael Harnett

Daily Thoughts 9/24/2011

This morning I spent a little time updating the Facebook and Twitter account.

 I also finished reading Studs Terkel A Life In Words by Tony Parker.  One of the most interesting aspects of this book is the use of multiple types of biography.  There are instances where Sturds Terkel is interviewing people, where Studs Turkel is being interviewed, where Studs Terkel is essentially being written about, and where Tony Parker is interviewing different people from Studs Terkel's life.  This shows a wide variety of types of interview.  Also, throughout the text there is a lot of commentary on how to do and prepare for interviews.  There is a lot to learn from this book about interviewing.

I am reading Damon Runyon A Life by Jimmy Breslin. The book reads like a tall tale.  It starts out with Damon Runyon's father being a newspaper man  Then it describes how Damon Runyon started working at the newspapers when he was eleven.  This was in 1892 so it was a very different world.

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