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. 


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.

Silver’s Reviews

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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