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06.11.2021 (13 Days Ago)

Fridays With Fred

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Dave Barry
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Last night the North of 25A Book Group hosted a Zoom discussion with Pulitzer Prize winning author Dave Barry.

 

Our group had read his wonderful, humorous and poignant  2019 book, Lessons From Lucy.  Lucy is his dog :)

 

Having been turned around/converted about dogs 8 years ago by the advent of my beloved Charcoal, the book resonated especially for me, eg, when she knows we’re about to go for a walk she first wants to play “keep away”.

 

Dave (after reading the book and chumming with him on Zoom, I feel like we're close friends) sums up the affinity between man and dog perfectly: Nobody loves you the way your dog loves you. When you’re with your dog, you may mentally be elsewhere, but your dog is not; your dog is always right there with you. When you’re gone, your dog is waiting for you to come back, so it can be with you again. Because being with you makes your dog happier than anything else.

 

So true and I hope you share that wonderful feeling with me.  If not, you are missing out and my advice is that you should look into acquiring a rescue dog.

 

Big Thanks to previous featured Book Group author (Laugh Lines) Alan Zweibel (and co writer of the recently released movie Here Today starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish) for facilitating and moderating our Zoom event.

 

The Lucy book had an unexpected ending which brought tears to my eyes and the Zoom visit was both fun and enriching.

 

Thank you to Dave for all that you did, including singing, plus all the participants and our guests.

 

Next up Tom Piazza!

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  •  Judy_Mauer wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Sounds like a great meeting - and a real tribute to the love of dogs
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Wonderful experience - both the book club and owning charcoal. They do own a piece of our hearts. (Our pets… and books too :))
     
       
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I wonder what Charcoal’s comment to this blog would be. Charcoal is so lucky to have you and Joanne in her life.
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    So now I know what I will be reading next! And thank you for plugging rescues!
     
       
     
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  •  Jane_Beddall wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Our shelter dog, Togo, couldn't agree more! (He is named after Nancy Drew's dog, who is named after the top dog in the heroic sled run with serum to Nome -- though Balto gets the credit.)
     
       
     
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  •  Steven_Lichtenstein wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Why can’t we train people (family) to be more like dogs?
     
       
     
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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    It sounds like last night's zoom meeting was a tailwagger! I read your blog to Rosie and she liked it. Now I will get a copy of "Lessons From Lucy". As you know, Rosie is a rescue dog and most of my earlier dogs were Bideawee Shelter dogs. They were each and every one of them, the Best. I am also grateful for your Charcoal ~ she brought out the best in you ~ that's what dogs do, after all!
     
       
     
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  •  Fred wrote 13 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Always a pleasure to hear from Spartacus!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Dogs do make the best companion. Never complain and only want to return their loyalty.
     
       
     
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  •  Odey_Raviv wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Lucky to be in on the Zoom. A fun time. Dave Barry is as warm and cuddly as a cute dog.
     
       
     
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    It was a delightful Zoom call :)
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Such a great perspective hearing from the author.
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 13 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I am happy to love my niece's dog who was subject of a blog in the Sunday space. My music is here when I return. And indeed sometimes omnipresent
     
       
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I love this blog, Fred.
     
       
     
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Our 14 year old rescue AxelFoley “woofs” in agreement. Help a rescue animal out. Dave Barry proved to be a really funny, down to earth, regular guy with a heart. His book, “Lessons From Lucy” is a quick read or a 4 hour Audible breeze of a listen, skillfully narrated by Mr. Barry himself. There will be tears of laughter, angst & joy but not disappointment. Thank you to this group of unusually gifted men and women for allowing me to share this rousing book club session.

Posted By : Spartacus

Our 14 year old rescue AxelFoley “woofs” in agreement. Help a rescue animal out. Dave Barry proved to be a really funny, down to earth, regular guy with a heart. His book, “Lessons From Lucy” is a quick read or a 4 hour Audible breeze of a listen, skillfully narrated by Mr. Barry himself. There will be tears of laughter, angst & joy but not disappointment. Thank you to this group of unusually gifted men and women for allowing me to share this rousing book club session.

Posted By : Spartacus

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