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Glutton at the Feast: Lessons Gleaned by a Lifelong Learner

Robert J. Brake (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-5046-1 ©2008
Price: $15.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 258 pages
Category/Subject: EDUCATION / Essays

Dr. Robert Brake’s Glutton at the Feast is an anthology of essays and columns by a lifelong learner who loves teaching, writing, reading, jazz, old movies, and animals, especially his dog Skippy.

Ever want to know what’s special about jazzy seniors, how to bathe a cat, the dangers of thinking, North Dakota, grammar, politics, and Muzak? Glutton-for-learning, Dr. Robert Brake offers insights about special people he has known, special people he wishes he had met, special places, animals, music, gender differences, language, formal education, eating behaviors, and a potpourri of other subjects. Nothing seems to have escaped his attention, as he muses about influences on his life. Yet, he’s unable to come up with a single pithy expression to guide his life, unless you count “Never pet a porcupine unless he’s asleep.”

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Customer Reviews

  Glutton at the Feast , 11/05/2008
Reviewer: Adelle Beechey
Enjoy this book! It contains many well-written, easy-to-read, humorous tales about a teacher's life experiences. It's inspirational for those of us who savor lifelong learning.

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  Glutton at the Feast , 11/21/2008
Reviewer: janice sethne
What a hoot! Dr. Brake writes well and manages to focus on diverse life experiences that "teach" us how to live. I especially enjoyed his essays about his connections to music, pets, and everyday experiences that can enrich us. And it's a fun book to dip into, since he manages to provide 70+ short selections to engage the lifelong learner. I think every library should carry this book. And that readers--passionate always to keep learning--should recommend it to their friends or offer it as a gift. Glutton at the Feast is a treat!

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