Saturday, June 18, 2011

Read It Your Way        

German friend Eckart Maier chided the geezer with several messages while he was reading Days With The Dads: Recollections of a Small-Time Journalist, by Richard J. Klade.

Maier read the book a few pages at a time over several months during his daily train commute to work. He advised that a version available on a hand-held electronic device would have made his journey through the memoir more pleasurable.

Eckart, it took a while, but your suggestion, and probably those of others, got action. Now, the 120 million or so readers who can shop at “iBookstore” and own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can buy an edition of Days With The Dads specially formatted for them to enjoy. The price is a bargain $8.99, a big discount from the retail cost of a paper version.

What will our intrepid production company president, Sancho Thuesen, come up with next?

Apple describes the contents of the new addition to its library thus: “An array of stories—many funny, some educational, and a few inspirational—take readers through the evolution of middle-class American society from the years just after World War II until the Iraq War era.”

Readers now can have it their way, whatever that may be.


Kay Dennison said...

Sounds like something I'd like to read! I'm putting on my ever-burgeoning 'gotta read' list!

Ginnie said...

Sounds interesting and almost too poignant to read ... since "middle class American society" no longer exists and I grieve over that every day.

joared said...

Happy Fathers Day! Your book sounds like a fun read that I'll look forward to exploring in the future -- covers a time period with, I presume, a Midwest setting especially meaningful to me.

Sightings said...

Hey, good for you -- didn't know you had a book. I just requested on amazon that it be made available for my kindle.

Dick Klade said...

Thanks, Sightings. Be interested in knowing how that works for you. I haven't heard from Kindle readers so far.

Anonymous said...

This is Sancho!
Through our newly-formed partnership with Virgin Atlantic, we are proud to offer readers of this wonderful book an opportunity to read it in space!

That is awesome, Dick! Your book is cutting-edge now.