Fundamentally a book of ideas, "The Boomer's Guide to Story" consists of roughly five hundred short essays that study and analyze around three hundred modern-day stories. A rich source of timeless concepts, universal insights, and ultimate truths, the book has as its natural market the eighty million baby boomers in the United States. Yet the collection of considered novels, screenplays, plays, ballads and more that dates from circa 1930 should appeal to readers of all ages. A substantial guide that can be "dipped into," due to its unique approach to each example, it highlights a variety of important works from "Citizen Kane," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Taxi Driver," to "The Sting." Literature in all its forms is a treasure-trove of insight and wisdom, and this book uncovers a great deal of it. Dramatic, illuminating, and peppered with humor, it exposes the profound, intriguing, and observant qualities of a story that often go unnoticed. With compliments to many highly gifted writers and storytellers, it should revive a great many cherished and wonderful memories.
To art, to art! To the great storyteller's art.