Summertime and the reading is there for the taking. A
trio of wondrous books is also there for your buying, reading,
enjoyment. All vastly different; all have one thing in common - -
Intoxicating Paris (by American
therapist PJ Adams is a wandering journey through the City of Light
- -its kitchens, shops, cafes, closets and most especially its
creativity. Racy, insightful, delightful, this is a book for all who
A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman (Harper,
$25.99, 321 pages) is a debut novel and what a debut it is. The book
is witty, serious, informative, and brilliant. Its focus, from the
former Soviet Union émigré who came to the United States at the age
of nine, is Brooklyn’s Russian émigré community. There are insights
into family, the old country and the new one, love and telling
stories. A WINNER.
The Lives of Erich Fromm by Lawrence J. Friedman,
assisted by Anke M. Schreiber (Columbia University Press, 410 pages)
is a remarkable and detailed biography of the life and work of very
important 20th century personality. Sub-titled “Love’s Prophet,” the
book surveys in depth the myriad ideas and little known details of
the Erich Fromm, thinker, writer, political activist, and
philosopher. HEADY BUT VERY ACCESSIBLE READ.
About the Authors: Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband
team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional
scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories
It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in
America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in
Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.
They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining
as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United
States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
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