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A review of The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked by David Benjamin

Author David Benjamin treated the Goodman South Madison Library book group to a visit at their October meeting. The group read The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked, his memoir of growing up in Tomah and Madison in the 1950’s. Benjamin captures small-town Wisconsin in the 50’s from the perspective of a kid without much in the way of adult supervision, whose daily goal is to find and make his own fun. He recounts his boyhood exploits in hilarious and sometimes cringe-inducing detail ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
November 18, 2013 | 0 comments
A review of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The South Madison Branch Library book discussion group met on a Saturday in May and discussed The Art of Racing in the Rain by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
June 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Soloist by Steve Lopez

The South Madison Branch Book group discussed The Soloist by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
May 3, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Jungle by Upton Sinclaire

A week ago Saturday, the South Madison Branch Library book discussion group discussed The Jungle by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
March 29, 2010 | 0 comments
South Madison’s book discussion group for Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food had a small attendance on Saturday, but the discussion covered a variety of topics: from the economics of modern day farming to how our own parents and grandparents cooked, ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
September 24, 2009 | 0 comments