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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

June 8, 2012

Children’s: What controversial Leslea Newman children’s book begins: “Heather’s favorite number is two”?

Classics: What Beat novel’s manuscript, on a 120-foot teletype scroll, took a promotional road trip before Christie’s auctioned it off in 2001?

Non-Fiction: What Sylvia Nasar biography charted the tumult inside mathematician John Nash’s troubled brain?

Book Club: What U.S. president does Robert Coover envision as a star quarterback, in Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?

Authors: What city’s Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of Margaret Mitchell?

Book Bag: What writer envisioned the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as home to thousands of dispossessed in Virtual Light and All Tomorrow’s Parties?




9 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen D permalink
    June 8, 2012 6:40 am

    Classics: On the Road (?)
    NF: A Beautiful Mind
    BC) Abe Lincoln (? The gloomiest president I can think of.)
    Authors: Atlanta, GA

  2. Karen D permalink
    June 8, 2012 6:42 am

    Ha! Now having googled, I can say that one of my answers is wrong, and that the second thing I thought of for that question was right. But they were all guesses for me today.

  3. June 8, 2012 8:57 am

    Classics: On the Road (The owner of the Indy Colts bought the scroll and it’s currently displayed in the Indiana State Museum. I went to see it last month, so cool!)

    Non-Fiction: A Beautiful Mind

    Authors: It’s got to be Atlanta

  4. June 8, 2012 9:24 am

    Children’s: Heather has Two Mommies
    Classics: Kerouac’s On the Road
    Non-Fiction: A Beautiful Mind
    Book Club: Nixon
    Authors: Atlanta
    Book Bag: Gibson

  5. June 8, 2012 12:43 pm

    I own the Nasar book but haven’t read it yet. After guessing Kerouac’s On the Road, I know nothing.

  6. June 8, 2012 2:02 pm

    Children’s: Heather Has More Mommies Than She Can Throw A Tantrum At
    Classics: On the Road, with Jack Kerouac and Heather’s Two Mommies
    Non-Fiction: A Beautiful Mind On The Road with Heather, Jack Kerouac, and Two Mommies

    I have reached the limit of my intelligence and improvisation. I could go on and make up stuff for the last three, but what with it being Friday and all, I have decided to take compassion on the Internet and save it from myself.

    • June 11, 2012 8:56 am

      the tantrum part should doubtless have been added to the title…

  7. June 8, 2012 3:42 pm

    Go Harriet!

    I knew On the Road and A Beautiful Mind and guessed Atlanta.

  8. June 11, 2012 8:57 am

    Children’s: Heather Has Two Mommies
    Classics: On the Road
    Non-Fiction: A Beautiful Mind
    Book Club: Richard Nixon
    Authors: Atlanta
    Book Bag: William Gibson

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