Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Memoir Mondays... The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn

From the Publisher...It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history... An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

It's Christmas week and what better "Memoir" to look at than one of Santa himself! I haven't read this book yet, but have heard some good things about it. The book follows the evolution of Santa Claus from 280 A.D. to modern times with historical facts backing up the majority of the story. This is also a book done with 24 chapters so you can read a chapter a day starting the beginning of december and finishing the book Christmas eve, which I always enjoy. Would you like to read an excerpt? Here is a link to Chapter One! Has anyone read this yet? Share your thoughts on what looks to be a fascinating fun read! This book is also Kindle Ready!

Next week we'll be back to more 'conventional' memoirs for Memoir Monday! And until then, have a wonderful Christmas!

5 comments:

Lori said...

I have this book sitting in my TBR pile, Suzanne. I had hoped to get to it by now - - and I didn't even realize there were 24 chapters. How perfect!

It does look good though and I hope to get to it at least by NEXT month.

Hope you enjoy it!

Suzanne said...

Hi Lori!
It sounds like a fun read! Isn't it amazing how there are just "too many books and not enough time!" :D

I hope you enjoy it too!

Diane said...

Suzanne....Wishing you the nicest holiday ever. Happy reading and blogging in 2010.

Suzanne said...

Hi Diane!
Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you as well! And a Happy & Healthy New Year! And of course LOTS of great reading! :D

Esme said...

Merry Christmas.

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