Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lucky 17!

I don't usually report attendance at our meetings, but I'm so thrilled at the turnout of 17 Bookmen (one brand-new) for tonight's discussion of the first half (five chapters) of John Lahr's Tennessee Williams: Pilgrimage of the Flesh that I thought that worth sharing.  As a bonus, our usual wide-ranging discussion flowed well despite the large crowd.

Besides being remarkable in its own right, that turnout sets a new record for our group.  The previous high-water mark came nearly a decade ago (June 20, 2006), when 16 guys attended a discussion of Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty (also at the Cleveland Park Library).

We'll discuss the biography's second tranche, also consisting of five chapters, four weeks from now, on Feb. 3.  Hope to see lots of you then, too!


Tim said...

Twas the Gift of the Magi!

Robert Faison said...

As the newbie (first-timer) to BookMenDC, I want to say thanks for welcoming me with open arms. The connection is an inspiration to me. I am already making plans to be at the next meeting at the Frank Reeves Center to discuss the book for that meeting.