Tuesday, September 26, 2000

What Tristaters are reading

        DR. NADER HUSSEINZADEH, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Gynecologic Oncology director:

        The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen; $12.95).

        “A surgeon by training, (the author) turned away from science and became a spiritual person. This book describes a simple approach to interpersonal relations and explains the four principles of communications that can make a huge difference in a person's approach to life. First being, "Be impeccable with your word;' secondly, "Don't take anything personally;' third, "Don't make assumptions;' and fourth, "Always do your best.' I am encouraging everybody to read this book, because I found it very helpful.”

        PHYLLIS WESTON, Closson's art gallery director; art curator, “Governor's Residence Foundation” in Columbus:

        Gift for Admiration; Further Memoirs by James Lord (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $22).

        “This book is fascinating; gossipy but elegant and well-thought out. You feel you know (the author's subjects) and the lives they lived. He writes about Isabel Rawsthorne, an alcoholic beauty, and the people she was intimate with; about (art collector) Peggy Guggenheim and her Venice home; and (writer) Gertrude Stein, who was always photographed in front of her portrait by Picasso because, she said, "Repetition is meaning.' ”

        The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger (Harper Collins Publisher; $6.99).

       “My son and his wife used to live in that area. I've been to many of those places and I've spoken to the fishermen.”

        — Maxine Berkman


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