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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Good Read: Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

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A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and his vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own lives: as a series of reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.

“I’m finishing up Michael Chabon’s “Manhood for Amateurs”. It’s a memoir, actually more like a series of essays, reflecting back on childhood from a parent’s perspective. He talks about the fears modern parents have, plus the greater freedom and imagination past generations had at their disposal that modern ones don’t. It’s full of his terrific prose and wit and is a great read for men (and women) raised in the 60′s and 70′s.” – David Weatherly

David Weatherly works at WKMS part-time while holding down a full-time job as a School Based Speech Language Pathologist. He has been with WKMS for over 20 years off and on and has a lifelong interest in music of all kinds which he pours into all of his shows. He was the host of the jazz fusion, chillout and groove show Jazz Horizons on Friday nights and now hosts a similar show Friday nights called House Blend. He also hosts the summer seasonal show, Sounds of the Silver Screen.
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