Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (23-2)

It's that time again, from Should be Reading.

Neighborhoods like Georgetown or Beacon Hill are walking neighborhoods. It is not necessary to hop in the car to get an ice cream cone or a bottle of aspirin. You walk to  a store -- enjoying the felicities of the street as you go -- and you are able to see other people along the way. You may even have a conversation with a stranger. This is called meeting people, the quintessential urban pleasure. (Or else it is called a mugging, the quintessential urban calamity.).

- p. 127, The Geography of Nowhere: the Rise and Fall of America's Man-Made Landscape; James Howard Kunstler)

7 comments:

  1. Hey, I like that!

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/teaser-tuesdays/

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  2. funny. But I wish my neighborhood was like that (besides the mugging part)-- meeting friends and strangers while taking a stroll.good ole days

    here's mine
    http://blog.readinggroupchoices.com/content/blog/barbara/10/february/teaser-tuesday-223-angelology-danielle-trussoni

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  3. The book argues for the restoration of "human sized" communities and mourns wholesale cultural dependency on automobiles. He does so often with bitter humor.

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  4. Great teaser! Hope your enjoying it.

    Here is mine: http://twe.ly/5Ac

    Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict
    http://web.me.com/quirion

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  5. I'm not gonna lie: when I saw the quote, I went off looking for the summary on Amazon. =D Your teaser haa me intrigued, and I'm definitely going to check out this book. =D

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