Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 9, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bob Dylan’s Nobel: How Does It Feel?

Thank you, Nobel Committee – we needed something else to divide our nation!   Friends, neighbors, and co-workers have been shocked by the Committee’s decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize for Literature, sparking heated discussions across the land. I convened a symposium of four friends who are passionate about music and literature, and here’s what they have to say…  From George Cassidy, author, songwriter, …

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June 18, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Start Me Up (A Prince Among Stones, by Prince Rupert Loewenstein)

“Brad Paisley, you can almost Start Me Up, but we are here for the Rolling Stones!” – Kobie Pretorius, Facebook, from LP Field, 6/17/2015. And from George Cassidy, author and rocker (reposted from December 2014): A Prince Among Stones by Prince Rupert Loewenstein has an evocative title and byline that could easily adorn an exotic work of fiction.  However, to paraphrase the old adage, it is …

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December 9, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Learn to Think Like a Beatle

Book Titles: Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles, Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles

“If you wish to achieve Beatle-level success in your field, you must first learn to think like a Beatle,” write authors George Cassidy and Richard Courtney in their terrific book, Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles.  Preposterous, right?  Who has the hubris to aim for Beatle-level success?  This absolutely delightful book makes you think you could and should.  In its unique and humorous …

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