Category Archives: Bettyville

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows just a small selection of wonderful books we have talked about at Life Elsewhere. If you overlooked any of them. we encourage you to pop into your local independent bookstore and search them out. While you are there, help us a little and mention you heard about the book on Life Elsewhere.
*Confucius wrote our headline.

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An Interview With George Hodgman

George Hodgman writes frankly about his fears of being a gay man in the midst of the AIDs epidemic, his struggles with addiction, his avoidance of intimacy, but most of all he writes in intimate detail about leaving Manhattan for his hometown for life as an unlikely caretaker with his aging mother. This is the background to a funny, poignant book about a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for Betty, his aging mother in Paris, Missouri. In Bettyville: A MemoirGeorge Hodgman tells the story of two unforgettable characters as their different worlds come together, with humor and charm. Perhaps years from now, Bettyville may be seen as the quintessential book on taking care of elderly parents. We are delighted to welcome George Hodgman to the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

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