"It's extraordinarily important, that we, the most undertaxed nation on earth, be willing to pay higher taxes, so that we don't allow the lower strata of our society to starve to death and freeze to death . . . Not for them, but for us . . ."4) WE ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE . . . We also have on-hand a limited quantity of signed copies of Craig Heimbuch's Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry (9781578603459) 17.95, which is also a Great Lakes, Great Reads winner. As usual, it is first come, first served . . .
--David Foster Wallace, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself (9780307592439) 16.99
Odds & Sods
I had the honor of meeting Twesigye Jackson Kaguri yesterday. Mr. Kaguri was originally from Uganda and was fortunate enough to come to the US to attend Cornell University. Having lost two of his siblings to AIDS, he went back to Uganda and vowed to open a tuition-free school for orphans. In The Price of Stones (9780670021840) 25.95, Mr Kaguri recounts the obstacles it took for him to build his school. He autographed our copies of his book, and he had to be one of the nicest people that I have ever met in my life. I donated some old clothes to Volunteers of America the other day and now I feel pretty lame . . .