Book: From Old Notebooks

Now here’s a book many of us might like to read! Or write ourselves…

From Old Notebooks is a memoir, a novel, a poem, an essay — a self-styled memoivel — which exemplifies how love of language and literature enriches our lives, and explores, often with great humor, the many pitfalls confronting a young writer and father on his journey to maturity. Each entry in From Old Notebooks is literally that — an idea written in a writer’s draftbook. Within this unconventional format, Lavender-Smith is able to tell us the story of his life while ruminating on subjects ranging from fatherhood to philosophy, art, football, music, politics, TV, teaching, fear of death, and everything in between. In the process, Lavender-Smith lays bare the day-to-day trials and tribulations of an artist confronted by the pressures of culture, family, writing, and, simply, being. Witty, original, poignant and deeply insightful, From Old Notebooks is a coming-of-age story, an ode to writing and reading, to living and loving — a celebration of “human thought in all its glory, all its mundanity.”

Find out more at Evan Lavender-Smith or buy at Amazon.

2 thoughts on “Book: From Old Notebooks”

  1. I purchased this from Amazon and have really enjoyed it. It’s the first Print On Demand book that I have ever purchased and there’s no way I would have ever been able to tell the difference; except, on the last page it says, “Printed in Lexington, KY – August 26, 2010.” It was quite a different experience to order a book on August 25th, know it was printed on the 26th, and pull it out of my mailbox on the 27th (Thanks Amazon Prime). I was actually holding a book printed the day before! A book that didn’t even exist only 48 hours prior. It’s a different world. Great little book – thanks for letting us know about it.

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