Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: A Personal Odyssey




Most of the people I had seen were black, everywhere I went. In reading the Sunday comics, I was not bothered by the fact that the characters were almost always white, but I could not understand why some of these characters had yellow hair.
-- A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell. I like this passage because it is sums up a kid's perceptions of the world.

It also makes me laugh because I have "yellow" hair and have always thought that expression funny ever since I read Yeats's "For Anne Gregory" that concludes:

. . . only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair

I've read Sowell's columns and am impressed by him as a commentator, but I've never read his books.I decided to start with his memoirs to learn a little more of his backstory before reading his substantive books.



Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 



3 comments :

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks interesting.

My teaser is from LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane.

My Teaser is below. Have a great Tuesday.

Elizabeth
Silver’s Reviews
My TT

Rose City Reader said...

Lehane is a favorite of mine. I'll come take a look at your teaser.

MoniqueReads said...

This looks like an interesting read. I will be watching out for your review.

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