Books: A Look Into Their Lives
11/06/2015 08:45AM ● Published by Aimee Cormier
By Ray Saadi—Book Editor
THE TWEETABLE POPE By Michael J. O’Loughlin, Harper One $19.99
If you’d like to hear from his holiness, Pope Francis I a couple of time a week, just click on his Twitter site @Pontifex where, even though limited to 140 characters, he makes powerful statements on prayer, suffering, service and even sports. With every tweet from his Twitter account, which he inherited from his predecessor Pope Benedict who only tweeted twice before retiring, Francis reaches 21 million followers around the world. Example: “Sometimes it is possible to live without knowing our neighbors; this is not Christian.” Author O’Loughlin, a reporter covering the Catholic Church, expands on every tweet and explains this whole business of “Tweeting.” This is a refreshing read and would make a nice gift.
Alfred Hitchcock THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH By Michael Wood, Amazon Publishing/New Harvest $20
Here’s a book of quizzes that will amuse, astonish and aggravate you, but it’s also great fun. First, to find your Mental Age, you’re asked to answer questions like these:
1. What’s that thing you put in that thing you take pictures with? If you answered “FILM”, you’re too old. The answer is MEMORY CARD. 2. Who’s the guy who isn’t Robert De Niro? Give up? It’s Al Pacino. See where she’s going with these non-traditional quizzes? Worry not. You’ll quickly get with it and by the end, be much smarter.