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Introduction of the Senior Planet Book Club



You heard it here for the first time: Senior Planet starts a (virtual) book club!

If you find yourself having a lot more time nowadays, you're in the perfect position to socialize with some tea (or something stiffer) and dive into a great book with other Senior Planet readers.

Every Tuesday we will post a thread on SeniorPlanet.org inviting your comments on the next section of the book.

But first! We've put together a shortlist of five very funny books (because we can all use a bit more frivolity these days) and it's up to you which one we start with. Read on for more information on each book, then take the poll at the end and tell us: What should the Senior Planet Book Club read first?

All of these books can be ordered from Amazon.com and delivered to your home. If you have an iPad or Kindle, you can order an eBook version and read it on your device; or you can get an ebook from your local library.

The Books:

Tepper Does Not Go Out, by Calvin Trillin

" Tepper Does Not Go Out is a wise and witty story of an ordinary man who, perhaps innocently, world around him is changing. & # 39; ̵

1; Amazon.com

Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

“People have predicted the end of the world almost from the beginning, so it is not more than usual to be skeptical when a new date is set for doomsday, but what if, for once, the predictions are correct and the apocalypse really arrives next Saturday, just after tea? Aziraphale, a somewhat picky angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are now in. They have been living among the earthly mortals since The Beginning and, frankly, have come to love the lifestyle more and, in all honesty, don't really watch out to the coming Apocalypse. ”- Amaz on.com

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

“Masquerading as her diaries, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows Lorelei while entertaining suitors all over Europe before returning home with a millionaire to marry. In this wonderfully crazy and witty book, Lorelei & # 39; s glamorous pragmatism shines, as does Anita Loos & # 39; mastery of irony and dialect. "- Amazon.com

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

" A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, an Ignatius J. Reilly, is' huge, obese, boisterous, fussy, a contemporary Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story is full of completely original characters, inhabitants of the lower depths of New Orleans, incredibly lifelike dialogues and the most insane series of high and low comic adventures. "- Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times

Me Talk Pretty Someday, by David Sedaris

" David Sedaris & # 39; s Story Collection, Me Talk Pretty One Day [19659018] tells a very unconventional life story. It starts with a childhood in North Carolina, filled with speech therapy lessons ("There was the lisp, of course, but more disturbing than that was my voice itself with its exciting tone and high, girlish tone") and unwanted guitar lessons given by a dwarf. From budding performance artist ("The only shrinkage in my plan was that I didn't seem to have any talent at all)" to "clearly unskilled" Chicago writing teacher, Sedaris' career leads him to move to New York (the sky-the-limit furniture field) ) and finally, of all places, France. – – BookBrowse.com

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