Death brings a book rec. Who wouldda thunk?
I blogged about a man’s passing yesterday and one thing I didn’t mention which I now feel I ought is that Fred was a reader. Big time. It’s not something lost on me that 1) I know my fair share of “successful” people and 2) to a person, I can’t think of one of them who is not a reader.
I wonder if the next generation, the one being raised with the web and such, will prove the corollary, however anecdotal, different?
Are all these folks I know who are successful successful because they read or did they become successful as a by-product of being a reader? I really do wonder.
During the eulogy, his son mentioned his father’s favorite book of all time? (No, not anything I have written but I do think that because I’m an author Fred held me in a little bit of a “we’re in the club” light as he’d written books in his field of medical specialty himself.)
His all time favorite title? A book I’ve never read, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT.
Sure, I’ve seen the Brad Pitt movie – and I really, really liked it – but as the son spoke about why his dad was so nuts for this book, I realized, “Man, I gotta read this novel.”
So death brings a book rec. Who wouldda thunk?