FDL Book Salon Welcomes Larry Getlen, Conversations with Carlin: An In-Depth Discussion with George Carlin about Life, Sex, Death, Drugs, Comedy, Words, and so much more

By: Saturday January 25, 2014 1:59 pm

Author Larry Getlen gives a comprehensive account of a great man and his unique set of values. Conversations with Carlin feels intimate, but is broad in scope and even dense in certain areas. However, Carlin’s relaxed tone and verbal dexterity make reading it seem as if you are having some immortal yet casual exchange with the man himself.

 

FDL Movie Night: When I Walk

By: Monday October 21, 2013 4:59 pm

Tonight’s documentary When I Walk is a personal, intimate, and ultimately hopeful exploration of filmmaker and artist Jason DaSilva’s life with multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed in 2005 Jason, an award-winning filmmaker, turned the camera on himself in this unflinching and honest film.
Making a documentary about himself meant letting go of the camera–his mother, brother and friends did much of the shooting—as well as having to face after each day of shooting, his gradual physical deterioration captured on camera. While asleep he would dream of running, and then when awake struggle to walk and and edit.

The Absurd Reality of Conservatism, the Second Amendment and Gun Law Reform

By: Saturday April 13, 2013 5:45 pm

This week, in Thursday’s “RedState” subscriber e-mail, Erick Erickson, the Conservative Christian pundit, told his followers that if Congress passes the bipartisan deal to expand background checks, hashed out by Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Pat Toomey, it will lead to the federal government taking the guns of everyone “…who believe in the physical resurrection of Christ…”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Deborah Emin, Scags at 18 (novel)

By: Saturday May 5, 2012 1:59 pm

Going away to college is one the defining moments in anyone’s life, and for Scags Morgenstern, the heroine of Deborah Emin’s Scags at 18, her first semester at an elite Vermont college, where she’s a scholarship student, shifts her world.

Told in the first person as diary entries, Scags’ first semester expresses the questioning and discovery that comes with growing into adulthood.

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