Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
2 journalers for this copy...
What Literate Americans Know.
Almost a fun party game to read through/quiz each other: friends, family...OK, maybe a step too far, but these pages are so interesting to me.
Sending to BC/on-line bookgroup friend gensparkie.
But the rest of the book was written in kind of a dry, clinical style I felt, and I skimmed it. This just doesn't hold up to the current narrative non-fiction craze, which allows normal people to find out about info in an interesting and experience based way. I felt like I was in a classroom, and I don't care for that feeling when I read. I like to feel that I am in a room with a fascinating person or living in interesting experience.
The book also felt rather dated. Maybe the author should write a follow-up, because this is a really interesting topic!