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  • Read An Excerpt From Undaunted Optimist By Chris Rodell

    Read An Excerpt From Undaunted Optimist By Chris Rodell0

    “Rodell writes about America the way Sinatra sings about New York, unflinching about the gritty realities, but with abiding affection and relentless positivity about the future.”—Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Below is an excerpt from Undaunted Optimist: Essays on Life, Laughter and Cheerful Perseverance by Chris Rodell. Preface I remember the 1993 day I became a

  • Interview With Chris Rodell, Author Of Undaunted Optimist

    Interview With Chris Rodell, Author Of Undaunted Optimist0

    It’s a complicated world out there and it takes a nimble mind to sort it all out. Rodell does it with style, warmth, an engaging euphoria and undaunted optimism that lets every reader know he enjoys being human and enjoys human beings. Chris Rodell talks with Book Glow about his new book, Undaunted Optimist: Essays

  • Funniest Books: Top 5 Picks

    Funniest Books: Top 5 Picks0

    Get ready to laugh with these funniest books: top 5 picks. 1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain “Life on the Mississippi was released in 1883 as a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, as well as travels on the

  • 5 Must-Read Essay Collections

    5 Must-Read Essay Collections0

    Wise, funny, insightful, and intimate, spend some time with these 5 must-read essay collections. 1. The Vintage Mencken: The Finest & Fiercest of the Great Literary Iconoclast by H.L. Mencken The anthology that spans an entire lifetime of writing by America’s greatest curmudgeon, with a “flick of mischief on nearly every page.” 2. I Remember

  • The Optimists Club: 5 Must-Read Books

    The Optimists Club: 5 Must-Read Books0

    Join the Optimists Club with these 5 must-read books. 1. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck “To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck’s goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight,