Start: 7:30 pm
Kevin Smokler Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School Rediscover the great books of your youth and what they have to say about your life now. Remember reading Catcher in the Rye and Pride and Prejudice at school? Would you read them again now that no-one's grading you, just for your own enjoyment? Practical Classics helps you do just that. Author Kevin Smokler guides you through 50 books commonly assigned in high school English classes and shows you why you'd probably enjoy rereading the same books as an adult. Smokler's essays on the classics - witty, down-to-earth, appreciative, and insightful - are divided into ten sections, each covering an archetypical stage of life - from youth and first love to family, loss, and the future. The author gives you practical, real-world reasons why revisiting classics in adulthood is not only enjoyable but useful.