Not sure why it took me so long to realize this but all the books for Lauren’s book club(s) could be borrowed for free at a library instead of bought at a store.
Yesterday I walked into Emory’s main library and searched for Dave Eggers latest (2006 or 7) in the huge online catalog without much luck. Probably because I was searching for the word ‘what.’ I thought, “Maybe they don’t carry too much new fiction here,” but then tried the reference desk.
The first question out of the guy’s mouth was, “what is the title?”
Without thinking I replied, “What Is the What.”
He looked at me and said, “the title… of the book.”
It took me a second to figure out what had happened but we all got a good laugh out of that.