The first thing that I learned about Margaret Hoover is that she is the great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover (I loved his dam). She spent the first part of the book trying to edit the image many of us were taught about his legacy as president. She made a nice effort and provided an endearing look at his life. American Individualism, however, was really about “how a new generation of conservatives can save the Republican Party” and that was the part that interested me.
She introduced me to a new generation, The Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 1999, and of whom I am a parent to three, are the newest and perhaps powerful voting block;
This was an unusual book written by comedian Bill Cosbyas he struggles with getting older. I found the book in the clearance rack at Half Priced Books and since I have always liked Cosby. I remember listening to his albums (that’s right albums) when we were young.
Written when he was around 50 years old (1987) and taping his hit television show. I found Time Fliesan interesting, but not really funny book about a man growing old. Maybe that is because I am nearly his age when he wrote the book. It may hit too close to home. I found the book to be a little self indulgent and repetitive. The version that I read had a 23 page introduction that I had to skip after reading a few pages.