Area men who enjoy a good book will have the opportunity to meet with other men who share a love for literature and lively discussion on a variety of genres, such as thrillers, biographies, or true-adventure stories. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, is starting a monthly book club for men – which requires no sweat — that will meet on the second Saturday of every month.
The first meeting of the No Sweat Book Club will take place on Saturday, January 14, beginning at 11:00 am, in the library’s Conference Room. The book to be discussed is Rick Bragg’s autobiography, All Over But the Shoutin’.
In his memoir, Bragg recounts his struggles growing up dirt poor in rural Alabama and his rise to becoming a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter for The New York Times. Bragg credits his success to the selfless actions of his single mother, who worked multiple jobs and refused new clothes for herself for 18 years, so that she could feed and clothe her three sons and help them to rise above the poverty from which she herself could never escape. Bragg’s childhood experiences with an alcoholic father and a quietly heroic mother beaten down by circumstances formed his personal belief in the dignity of poor people, and ultimately led him to pursue the extraordinary stories he saw in the common man.
The book club is free and open to the public. Area men are invited to join in this inaugural meeting of the Missouri City Branch Library’s No Sweat Book Club for men and help to launch the new club with a bang!
For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.