Tuesday, April 11, 2017

#SOL Textbook AKR

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal: not exactly a memoir (2016) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

In one section of AKR's amazing book, Textbook, she shares a story about a purple flower and asks readers to send in their own story about the moment right then, reading her story. This is mine:

I am reading your book on the couch. Thinking about history and how young you were when you died. Thinking about how much you already know when you wrote these sections, even though the rest of us wouldn't know until much later. As I finish the purple flower section, I pause. Reach for another bookmark to check out this section later. Just then, my cat looks up from her perch, makes eye contact, and jumps over. She's still figuring out how laps work and rarely gets into one of her own accord. She settles herself between my legs and starts purring. Loudly.


  1. Now that I am on break, I want to get this book. Amy left a wonderful legacy of just appreciating life. Do you know about the Facebook group? More for AKR (https://www.facebook.com/groups/MoreforAKR/) There is a movement to do more on her birthday, April 29.

  2. intriguing ~ I looked at the book on Amazon and will check out the FB group too


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