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BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Way You Wear Your Heart
Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Living’
By Bill Zehme
I think you can learn a lot about living from this book.
In The Way You Wear Your Hat, author Bill Zehme presents a masterful assembly of personal details of Frank Sinatra’s way of living. The book is crafted from interviews with Sinatra himself as well as many other intimates, including Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, and Robert Wagner, in addition to daughters Nancy and Tina Sinatra.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Death on the Nile
I’ve been watching a couple of older Death on the Nile films in preparation for seeing the current Kenneth Branagh version of Death on the Nile.
For those of you unfamiliar with the story, it is about Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer. His vacation turns into a search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s honeymoon is tragically cut short.
The 1978 movie is a better story of these two versions, but David Suchet (Television) is Hercule Poirot.
Death of the Nile (1978 Movie)
Death on the Nile (2004 Television)
Hopefully, next week I will get around to seeing the Kenneth Branagh version of Death on the Nile.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Ukrainian Patriotic Song
“Ой, у лузі червона калина”
ART OF THE WEEK
By Tim Martin
If you aren’t familiar with surrealist art, you may want to check out a book like this one that will expose you to this unique art form.
Rather than describe the above book, I thought it would be more helpful to provide you with some information on the Surrealist Movement.
Surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917, best known for its juxtaposition of uncommon imagery. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.
Its aim was, according to Breton, to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality”, or surreality. (Source: Wikipedia)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor who is generally viewed as one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century.
He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold an estimated 150 million records worldwide. (Source: Wikipedia)
I’m not sure how true the following is,
but if it isn’t true, it should be.
There are so many things about Frank Sinatra, that would make him worthy of being extraordinary person of the week, but that is not why I selected him this week. The reason selected him was because of the following story, which I think is likely true; but, I can’t say with certainty. I came across the story in Bill Zehme’s book The Way You Wear Your Hat. The story goes something like this:
Frank’s daughter Nancy was having a school party and Frank was host. One little girl accidentally knocked over one of a pair of porcelain birds and it shattered.
Frank’s daughter Nancy, gasped, “That was my mother’s favorite.”
The little girl who broke one of the porcelain birds was mortified.
Frank walked over to the table and knocked the remaining bird on to the floor, shattering that bird. He then walked over to the girl who broke the first bird and said, “That’s okay, kid. Accidents happen.”
Wouldn’t you like to be like Frank, well you can. Any of us can.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Substance Abuse Isn’t The Only Type of Addiction
Guard Against All Types of Addictions
I wish it was just youth that supports
The pandemic has shown us just how many people are willing to give up freedom.
Another Tip From World Famous
Can’t Find Your Pizza Cutter
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $4.81 with Prime Membership
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.