Last night at Brookline Booksmith we saw Buzz Bissinger read from his new release, Father’s Day, a personal account of raising his developmentally challenged son. It was honest, sometimes uncomfortably so, particularly when he said point-blank that at some points throughout his son’s young life, he “just wanted to walk away.” This is a book I’m glad to see published; as one of the listeners pointed out during Q&A, you rarely see this type of parental account from the father’s perspective. We’ll have to add this one to our review roster.
Coming up much sooner, however, we’ll have a review of Jurgen Fauth’s Kino, an adventurous debut novel that melds the history of German film with modern-day Hollywood — a book that makes you want to read more books and watch many more movies.
We’ll also be telling you about the nonfiction peach Ozzie’s School of Management by Rick Morrissey, an investigation into the techniques of “baseball’s most colorful and irresponsible manager.” Colorful is a pretty diplomatic way of saying it. I expect that any direct quotes from Guillen himself will need to be censored by your DBC reviewers.