Sunday, July 21, 2002
The Rev. C.J. Wright, clergy, Louisville, Ky.
"Mattie J.T. Stepanek. It's a young boy who is terminally ill with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. He's been writing since he was 4 years old, and now he is 12. His poetry is incredible."
Jen Hein, KU student, Lawrence
"I just finished 'Confessions of a Shopaholic.' It's total beach-blanket reading. ... Also, this children's book, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' by Lemony Snicket."
Alan Watkins, retired, Olathe
"I like books on custom cars and hot rods. Next, I will head to the history section."
Lisa Robinson, housewife, Lawrence
"'Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson' by Kenneth R. Timmerman. I've always known it to be true. I've always thought he was a farce. He's a very plastic person."
Zach Johnson, telemarketer, Lawrence
"'Countermeasures.' It's an epic science fiction book without the dorky things, like nobility in space."