About

We are a group of highly literate, well-educated, widely traveled, sophisticated, enormously accomplished women who meet every month without fail to discuss books and current events while eating fabulously delicious food.  We’re also darned nice people  — as well as very modest.   This book club started almost thirty years ago.  The “new girls” joined in 1987, and no one has dared join since.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

4 responses to “About

  1. blatherblog

    We’ve had requests to join, however; tentative inquiries which have not been encouraged; envious remarks with hanging edges; subtle (?) comments like, “Your book club sounds great! I wish I were in one like that,” followed by the proverbial pregnant pause. We ignore all such “feelers” for any number of reasons: we get along well enough; those “new girls” just barely worked out (ha!); we have such a long history that anyone new would feel uncomfortable (that’s the charitable reason we use publicly); we have such quirks and idiosyncrasies we don’t want others to know about it; we’re afraid we’d get another too dominant conversationalist; the person might not be willing to drink enough wine or might not be a good cook or we’d all have to agree ahead of time about someone being invited in. . . so many reasons, so little time. Mostly, it’s probably because we’re comfortable with each other and change-resistant. And we’re sick of campaigns trying to prove how likable people are. Oh wait, that’s probably just me. Go back to the mostly. . . Chris

  2. Chris Becicka

    I heartily recommend that everyone read the postings about American Lightning! They’re why I could never be a book reviewer!

  3. Dear Blather :

    I am an African American eye surgeon and poet. I graduated from Cornell University and Harvard University. I have just published a powerful critically acclaimed anthology of my experiences and thoughts re: Race and Racism in American. The anthology is titled “Nigger For Life ”. It has been reviewed by the likes of Prof. Cornel West of Princeton University and Noted African America Studies Professor, Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois, Chicago.

    I invite you to visit my website to learn more about the book. I look forward to your comments and reviews as well.

    The website address is: http://www.surgeonpoet.com

    Thank you in advance for your time and interest.

    Sincerely

    Neal Hall, M.D., Poet

  4. Dear Blather:

    I am an African American eye surgeon and poet. I graduated from Cornell University and Harvard University. I have just published a powerful critically acclaimed anthology of my experiences and thoughts re: Race and Racism in American. The anthology is titled “Nigger For Life ”. It has been reviewed by the likes of Prof. Cornel West of Princeton University and Noted African America Studies Professor, Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois, Chicago.

    I invite you to visit my website to learn more about the book. I look forward to your comments and reviews as well.

    The website address is: http://www.surgeonpoet.com

    Thank you in advance for your time and interest.

    Sincerely

    Neal Hall, M.D., Poet

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