Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Friday, October 03, 2008

Does People Do It?

"Does people do it?" was the catchphrase of the author's uncle. If it was a job people did, he'd try his hand at it too. It was tough times in Oklahoma. Fred Harris, senator and presidental candidate, took that phrase as his personal motto as he took on challenging tasks and opportunities.

The memoir tells Harris' tale of the move from a hard scrabble life in Oklahoma to the corridors of power in Washington. His tales of LBJ and other old boys of politics are fun to read. Harris comes across as an honest pragamatist with a real gusto for life.

I enjoyed this memoir, but finished feeling I wanted a little bit more from the author. I can't tell you what exactly, but it just seemed to lack something. However it made for an interesting read.


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