Writers choosing writers
What happens when you ask a handful of writers to name their favorite book of 2012, and then the authors of those books pick their favorites? The unexpected. Follow the trail for a wonderful daisy-chain of eclectic reading recommendations to last through next year.
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TRAIL 7( Grove Press, Lyons Press )
Dagoberto Gilb ("Before the End, After the Beginning") picks...
"The Boy King of Texas: A Memoir"
Hilarious and then not at all, honest, not the usual clichés. What I love as much as this memoir is that the author is outside the members-only of elite, pedigreed creative writers and their network. He's just a good writer, the book deserved to be published, and deserves all its acclaim.