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Review of The Accidental Tourist, or Why I’d Rather Read the Book than See the Movie

I discovered the novelist Anne Tyler in the early 1990s. The movie The Accidental Tourist had come and gone, and I’d never seen it. One day while browsing in… 1,052 more words


Think Beyond Price

The best surprise is no surprise.
–Kemmons Wilson,
founder of Holiday Inn

Many factors go into the selection of the perfect hotel for each vacation. Most people start with the price point they feel comfortable with; what is the best room that can be had for that price?

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The Accidental Tourist

A friend recommended this book ages ago and has been hounding me ever since. Honestly, I knew it was a movie, but had no idea it was a book. 218 more words


The Accidental Tourist

this film came out in 1988, and I went to see it at the movies.
it was nominated for four Academy Awards. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress – Geena Davis. 144 more words


Vinegar Girl

Dear Reader,

If you have never met Anne Tyler, you are in for a treat. My first book by  Tyler  was The Accidental Tourist… 385 more words

Book Review

Quote - Anne Tyler

“Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding.”

– Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

Tao Of Badass

Separate but equal

John Irving once said the key to making a movie out of one of his novels is to throw away nine-tenths of the novel. Given the size of a typical Irving book, that seems like a fair ratio. 538 more words