In Daring, Sheehy, now in her seventies, looks at her career as a journalist for New York magazine and Vanity Fair. She brought along a slide show with photos of her on assignment; of her husband and editor, Clay Felker; and of her with all sorts of the high-profile folks she has interviewed over time.
She has certainly led an eventful life, but I just couldn't warm up to her.
He attended the University of Cambridge and is still a bit unsure why he chose to study the Middle Ages. But, as he said, "sometimes you fall in love with a period of history and you just can't leave it alone."
Besides having his feet planted in those centuries of long ago, he writes about sport - rugby, football, and yes, cricket - and attendant personalities for the London Evening Standard.
Mr. Jones was very witty (and handsome) and I learned a great deal about the Middle Ages in Great Britain. Many bloody battles were fought and many men were named Edward, Richard, or Henry. I found it difficult to keep up with all of it, but I enjoyed his presentation.
Ah, a witty and and handsome brit...my weakness.ReplyDelete
I read Passages when I was in my 30s, and found it helpful in understanding what was happening in my life. I still have my copy, in fact. (Now that I'm--ahem--older, perhaps I should read the section pertaining to my current age.) However, sometimes our life experiences and outlooks are just too different for us to really "click" with someone. That's OK. We usually find our people--and I consider you to be one of mine :) .
Aw, thanks, Kathy. I, too, think we 'click' very nicely! I agree that it might be entertaining to see how I am doing in whatever 'passage' Ms. Sheehy paints of my age. Although, on second thought, I might just live it instead of read about it.Delete
And, yes, I will take a handsome, witty Brit any day. Aren't we lucky that there are so many!