Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 10:38.

Jonathon Franzen spoke at Cleveland Public Library.  I confess, I haven't read his books, yet, but I will--intrigued by his title selection: Freedom and The Corrections.

He spoke yesterday about guilt, shame, loyalty, and family.  I felt almost as if it was a confessional.  He spoke quickly and it was hard to sometimes understand his thoughts.  I was glad to hear him and to go out into the sunshine, to hop on my bike, and ride into the sunset.

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I finished Franzen's Freedom and I highly recommend it as a statement of our times. 

Coming off Tess d'Urberville, it was a sobering book to read. I realize that this post looks spammish.  Sorry, no great revelations here.  I wish that a book made sense of our crazy world, but it's never going to happen.