Euclid Yacht Club
1136 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The inspiration for this club is also the first book we'll read: The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving and Reading by Anne Gisleson. The book is an account of a group of friends facing life's difficulties--large and small--and looking to literary works (and alcohol) to help them find the wisdom to cope. We'll consider some newer books, almost exclusively non-fiction, like Chuck Klosterman's But What if We're Wrong?, but we'll primarily focus more on well-established literature and, especially, essays and works of criticism that consider the power of such works.
The What's the Big Idea Book Club meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Book Club Liaison: Frank Reiss
This Month's Selection
Everything Bad Is Good for You by Steven Johnson
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
On the Abolition of All Political Parties by Simone Weil
The Castle by Franz Kafka, Translated by Mark Harman
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking by Olivia Liang
Florida by Lauren Groff