Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Book Drops: "The Film Club" by David Gilmour (rated 4 stars)

by David Gilmour

I meant to write this little entry for Nonfiction Mondays but I was having a tough day yesterday. So here it goes:

“If you don’t want to go to school anymore, then you don’t have to.” These words never would have escaped my parents lips but David Gilmour spoke these exact words to his 15-year-old son, Jesse. And Jesse took his father up on the offer. What would you do if your child dropped out and you allowed it to happen? You helped it along. Would you just put faith in the fact that things would just work out? That it seems is what David Gilmour did. It was challenging. There was a rule – No Drugs! – but amid the challenges, heartaches, worry, David and Jesse were able to bond in a way a lot of people cannot with their parents. They spent time watching movies. Discussing them. Critiquing them. Hating some. Loving others. And in the end, things did turn out all right. A great little memoir filled with love for a son and the movies they watched together.

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