The Walk was a book that I never, ever would have read had not my dear, dear friend Beth recommended it to me. Since I started reading it, I can't get this old song about of my head.
My friend lost her husband last spring, but she read this book years before her love passed away. But that is how the book begins, with a young man losing his wife and job and house and deciding to walk from Seattle to the Florida Keys.
This is one of the best, best books I have ever read.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.